4 nurse researchers earn grants from AACN

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has announced the four nurse researchers who will receive grants from the association to support their clinical inquiries.

Combined, the association is providing $160,000 in funding, including three Impact Research Grants worth $50,000 each and one AACN-Sigma Theta Tau Critical Care Grant worth $10,000.

Highlighted below are the four grant-winning projects, starting with the three Impact Research winners.

Journal writing in the pediatric intensive care unit to reduce parental Stress — Rhonda Board, RN, PhD, associate professor at Northeastern University in Boston, will examine the feasibility of journal writing as an intervention for parents of children hospitalized in the pediatric ICU.

Unavoidable hospital-associated pressure ulcers — Joyce Pittman, RN, PhD, nurse practitioner and lead for the wound-care team at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, will expand an existing pilot project that uses a newly developed instrument, the pressure ulcer prevention inventory, to examine avoidable and unavoidable pressure ulcers in critical care, as well as their associated risk factors.

Safety of chlorhexidine baths in newborn and pediatric patients — Cheryl Toole, RN, director of the neonatal ICU at Boston Children's Hospital, will lead a study that examines the efficacy of biweekly topical antiseptic baths in the newborn and the pediatric cardiac ICUs to reduce healthcare-associated infections.

Transitioning the hospitalized preterm infant (AACN-Sigma Theta Tau Critical Care Grant) — Sherri McMullen, PhD, assistant professor at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y., will study how transitioning stable preterm infants in the neonatal ICU to the supine sleep position at 34 weeks gestation impacts neurodevelopment. The study will help determine safe practice protocols and prevent potential complications.



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