A group for Nurse Educators to discuss teaching and learning.
Hi Everyone, Joby thought it would be worth having a space where we meet and greet, so if you are comfortable, please use this space to introduce yourself to the website and share your areas of interest.
We have held Skills Sharing workshops in Malawi, India and Nepal which have been well attended and enthusiastically received. We would be interested to hear from the people who attended the workshops, and find out where you are and what you are doing now. It will give some insight into the career development for nurses working in research.
TWINNING – GLOBAL RESEARCH NURSES’ NETWORK PROPOSES TO HELP RESEARCH GROUPS TO FIND PARTNERS AND DEVELOP TWINNING RELATIONSHIPS Twinning is a way to link individuals and organisations to enable them to work together to reach defined goals. The Global Research Nurses' network aims to provide resources and support for nurses working in research - one resources that we all share is our network! We propose that you, through the network, can play an active role in providing mutual support through twinning relationships to share experience and expertise and build capacity in research. Twinning is a formal agreement by 2 parties (eg groups/ communities/ professions) to provide mutual support within an agreed framework. Twins must have, or must develop a defined agenda with agreed outcomes that twinning relationships can support. For example, you could share information about how you have set up and run research studies, tell twins about the challenges you face and how you have overcome them, develop shared goals and projects, set up a resrach study together, identify shared learning goals. Twinning can be cost neutral, or you can work together to apply for funding for specific twinning projects. The UK Research Community and GRN are interested to facilitate contacts between research groups globally, to build twinning partnerships to support clinical research teams. We hope that twins can support each other in setting up studies, running Please join this group if you are looking for a partner, or if you are in a twinning relationship please share your experiences, and tell us how we can develop this initiative. Examples of twinning – Royal College of Midwifery, UK, Global Twinning programme THET Health partnerships Lugina Link - midwifery project Alzheimer's Disease International twinning programme Twinning is a voluntary agreement between two partners with an agreed purpose, and identified activities. GRN and the UK Clinical Research Community propose to help Research Groups to link together and develop a strong sharing relationship that will provide resources and support for all members of the research team. We will support twins in the development of a framework of cooperation and help to strengthen partnerships by offering information about resources and support available. Please comment here about how this could help you, what you think it could achieve.
In the Global Alliance for Nursing & Midwifery discussion, Idowu Olabode (RN) said: ‘With Reuters reporting that over 100 health workers have been infected with the virus so far (over half of them have died) and that 17 doctors have died in Liberia, it is safe to assume that the most death occurred among nurses and many more nurses death may be going unreported.’ Please tell us more about what YOU are doing, and what help you need.
Aeron Coronado: 100 days pressure – ulcer free in ICU.A study that found a way to improve patient care.Patients in Intensive Care Units have complex needs and depend on nurses with the skills and knowledge to provide it. Research provides nurses with information about which care achieves the best outcomes.Aeron describes how nurses in his Unit researched the options to find out how to reduce incidence of pressure ulcers. This was action research, where a problem was recognised and a solution found, tested and introduced. It demonstrates how clinical nurses can undertake research and implement their findings in order to improve patient outcomes. Nurses in ICU have access to research papers, and worked together as a team to investigate a problem. They were then able to introduce a staff education project, and the ICU achieved 100 pressure-ulcer days. “ Working in a critical care unit has given me a better outlook of how essential research is to the nursing practice. Due to the complexity of roles and responsibilities in the intensive care unit, I am constantly challenged to find ways of improving current practices. Whenever problem arises in the unit and immediate solution is warranted, I always end up finding myself perusing research papers hoping to spot the right answers. Recently, we launched an improvement initiative on pressure ulcer prevention. It is a fact that patients admitted in ICU are highly susceptible to pressure ulcer development. So we thought among ourselves there must be processes we needed to look at and improve to reduce, if not eliminate the incidence of pressure ulcer. Following the Lean Six Sigma DMAIC format, we started working on reducing hospital-acquired pressure ulcer. We reviewed our incidence rates and benchmarked it against hospitals abroad. Fishbone diagram was made and came up with Pareto chart so we can prioritize which among the listed factors of pressure ulcer yields the greatest impact. Interestingly, the lack of knowledge on pressure ulcer took the top spot. To address this problem, we launched Beyond Turning project with the end goal of increasing and improving the level of awareness and understanding of nurses on pressure ulcer detection, prevention and management. The project includes staff education on pressure ulcer (e.g. online courses from Medline University), regular updates through posters and flyers, placement of turning clock and development of reference guide (e.g. Integrated Management of Pressure ulcer). Also, safety huddles are regularly conducted to get everyone’s insight and feedback, giving us the opportunity to know the course of our next action. True enough, the improvement initiative proven its success when the unit achieved 100 days pressure ulcer-free.”
This group offers an opportunity to share information about ongoing studies. Please tell us more about studies that are looking at related topics!
This is a group for nurses in the Global Nursing network who self identify as Clinical Research Nurses.
The Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities (MedDRA) Terminology is the international medical terminology developed under the auspices of the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use. Prior to the development of MedDRA, there had been no internationally accepted medical terminology for biopharmaceutical regulatory purposes. IF YOU ARE USING MedDRA IN YOUR RESEARCH, PLEASE TELL US WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MedDRA FOR YOU? WHAT DIFFICULTIES ARE THERE IN USING IT?