This is a group for nurses in the Global Nursing network who self identify as Clinical Research Nurses.
Dear all We hope you enjoyed the meeting and had a successful day! The presentations from the event will be shared shortly, and we are planning more events in Nigeria soon - ...
27 February 2018 will go down in history as a momentous event. The launch of the 3-year Nursing Now campaign, across the globe, was the springboard for nurses to raise our profile globally and in the process further contribute to improve health and impact economies worldwide. I have been involved in various health related research projects the past 22 years and am honoured to know that, as a clinical research nurse, I contributed to advance health science. I know there are many other research nurses who, in various capacities, either conducted their own research or as a research team member improved clinical outcomes, transformed health of our patients or were instrumental in innovation of health care. As a Nursing Now CHAMPION I invite you to share your already existing contribution to health and nursing science. Also, what are you planning for the next 3 years in particular?
Hi Catherine. I agree with you - NN is indeed an innovation aimed at taking the nursing profession to a whole new level. You are raising a couple of important aspects of ...
Most of you were involved in any of the variety of clinical research nurse events since September 2017. Lets use this group as a springboard for the formation of a Clinical Research Nurses Network to discuss wants and needs of CRNs. I am sure that members from different locations and research settings, passion about clinical nursing research, have a lot to contribute. Your commitment towards improving the level of clinical nursing research in Africa, and LMICs, was tangible at these events. I invite you to make this a dynamic and positive platform for taking things further to sustain gains already made. All comments, suggestions and questions that you raise will be addressed to be best of GRNs ability.
Hi Elize, Thanks for initiating one of the trending topics of discussion, from an ICU nurse to a BA/BE nurse and then to a research nurse of critical care,my career involved a ...
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!