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Research Grants Awarded for Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice Projects Applications Now Available for 2009 Projects | NEWS-Line for Healthcare Professionals

Research Grants Awarded for Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice Projects Applications Now Available for 2009 Projects


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Ten teams of nurses have received funding to improve the treatment of patients with auto-immune diseases and cancer, through a series of grants awarded by the DAISY Foundation. The grant recipients, located throughout the United States, are conducting research to improve patient quality of life and clinical outcomes. Grant amounts were up to $5,000.

Applications are now being accepted for the foundation's 2009 J. Patrick Barnes Research Grant, which funds nursing research and evidence-based practice projects. The deadline for grant applications is March 1, 2009. Additional information and the grant application are available at www.DAISYfoundation.org.

Recent award recipients and their projects are:

- Pamela Christensen, RN, MN Children's Hospital and Medical Center of Seattle Adolescent Health Related Quality of Life and Satisfaction with Care in the First Year After Diagnosis With Inflammatory Bowel Disease;

- June Eilers, PhD, APRN-CNS, BC The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha Central Line Care: Computer-Assisted Education/Testing Module for Family Caregivers;

- Regina Fink, RN, PhD, FAAN, AOCN; Mary Cunningham, RN, BSN, OCN;

- Aimee Orf, RN, BSN, OCN; Wendy Pare, RN, BSN, OCN;

- Barbara Wenger, RN, BSN, OCN; Jennifer Zwink, RN, BSN, OCN - University of Colorado Hospital/Cancer Center, Denver, Colorado - The Impact of Heat on the Insertion of Peripheral Intravenous (IV) Catheters in a Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Population (Results of this study are available at www.DAISYfoundation.org);

- Angela Halpin, MN, RN, CNS, and Deborah Forsythe, RN, OCN - Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian - A Nausea Scale;

- Carol Hatler, PhD, RN, and Rosemary Federico, MS, RN St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center Standardizing Venous Access Device Procedures for Hospitalized Oncology Patients Through Nurse Education;

- Molly Hemenway, ND, MS, RN, CPNP; Debra Schissel, RN, CCRP, CPON The Children's Hospital, Denver, Colorado Parent Recall of Experiences with a Child with Refractory or Relapsed Cancer When Enrolled in an Early Phase Clinical Trial;

- Margaret McCable, DNSc, RN, APRN, BC, PNP Children's Hospital, Boston, MA Perceptions of Fatigue: Children and Teens with Immune-Mediated Illness;

- Deborah L. Robinson, MSN, APRN, BC, PNP, CPON; Barbara Carr, MSN, APRN, BC, PNP, CPON;

- Melissa Heigham, PharmD, BCOP St. Louis Children's Hospital - Delayed Vomiting in Children and Adolescents with Cancer After Treatment with Aprepitant and Standard Anti-emetics for Highly Emetic Chemotherapy;

- Kyra Whitmer, RN, PhD; Jennifer Hester, RN, DNP; Scott Looney, RN, BSN, OCN University of Cincinnati The Effect of an Oral Care Protocol on the Incidence and Severity of Chemotherapy-Induced Oral Mucositis;

- Margaret C. Wilmoth, PhD, MSS, RN The University of North Carolina at Charlotte/Carolinas Healthcare System The Experiences of Ovarian Cancer Patients Related to Sexuality.

The DAISY Foundation was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) at the age of 33. Having been touched by the remarkable care, clinical skills and compassion demonstrated by nurses during Patrick's illness, the Barnes family established the Foundation to recognize and support exceptional nurses around the country.



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