INQRI in the News

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced the recipients of two new grant awards totaling nearly $500,000 from its Future of NursingNational Research Agenda. The two newly-funded studies will examine the regulations, policies, and practices that affect nurses’ ability to practice to the full extent of their education and training.

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently announced the recipients of four new grants from its Future of Nursing National Research Agenda. The grants fund studies to examine nurse residency programs and scope of practice regulations. A fifth study funded last year is nearing completion. Co-funded by the Donaghue Foundation, it examines future primary care workforce needs.

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A special supplement of Medical Care was released online March 18, 2013 which provides an overview of the INQRI program's strategy, goals, and impact -- highlighting cross-cutting issues addressed by the initiative. It includes six articles by INQRI leaders and select grantees that examine and discuss INQRI's contributions to: advances in the science of nursing's contribution to quality, measurement of quality, interdisciplinary collaboration, implementation methodology, dissemination and translation of findings, and the business case for nursing.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and dozens of organizations will convene February 13 for Care About Your Care, a national initiative that highlights what works to improve care transitions and reduce avoidable hospital readmissions.

Congratulations to INQRI grantee Robin Newhouse, who was recently appointed to be the Vice-Chair of the Methodology Committee for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Newhouse has served on the Committee since its establishment by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in January 2011.

Congratulations to the INQRI researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center whose project on implementing the ABCDE bundle at the bedside was selected as the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses' first PEARL (Practice, Evidence, Application, Resources and Leadership) web-based tool.

New study reveals that combining proven practices for preventing central line associated bloodstream infections with a safety improvement program can dramatically reduce the infection rates

Interdisciplinary Study Affirms Vital Role of Nurses in Ensuring Patient Safety, Focuses on Work Environment Factors That Improve Health and Fiscal Outcomes

Interdisciplinary Study Focuses on Stressful Health Care Environments That Strain Mental Health of Nurses

A new effort to improve care for ICU patients reveals that a bundle of practices, employed by a nurse-led interprofessional team of health care providers, could help ICU patients avoid delirium and weakness so they heal sooner and are healthier after leaving the hospital.