Children's Hospital Boston Nurse to Research Use of Pediatric Quality Measures

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses awarded a $50,000 research grant to Children's Hospital Boston to study how children's hospitals measure the quality of care provided by pediatric cardiovascular nurses.

The researchers will conduct a 12-month pilot study. The resulting baseline data will help identify key performance indicators specific to pediatric nursing and articulate their value in the delivery of nursing care, which will support ongoing efforts to improve quality and reduce costs.


AACN Impact Research Grants support clinical inquiry that drives change in high acuity and critical care nursing practice. Priority projects address gaps in clinical research at the organization or system level and translation of these findings to bedside clinicians. Projects include use of technology to assess patients and manage outcomes; ways to create a healing and humane environment; and processes and systems to optimize high acuity and critical care nursing.

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