Identifyng Essential Infrastructure for Sustainable ICU-Based Research Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152677
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Presentation
Title:
Identifyng Essential Infrastructure for Sustainable ICU-Based Research Program
Abstract:
Identifyng Essential Infrastructure for Sustainable ICU-Based Research Program
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Baker, Kathleen M., RN, BS
P.I. Institution Name:Lehigh Valley Hospital
Title:Tele-Intensivist and MICU Program Manager
Co-Authors:Linda Engle, RN
Objective: Identify the ideal infrastructure needed to build, support and sustain an ICU-based research program changing evidence to practice. Design: An infrastructure needs assessment was performed and a resource inventory was used to address each research barrier. Concept: Specific infrastructure is vital for the development and sustainability of a research program. Some of this infrastructure already existed and other needed to be recruited, connected or created. Methods: A unit-based research committee was created with 24 bedside ICU nurses, co-chaired by one of the bedside nurses and a unit-based nurse researcher. The committee was created with the goal of carrying out the ‘study’ piece of the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle. Essential research personnel were enlisted to participate, including the medical director of the ICU, a hospital-based nurse researcher and other research experts within the hospital system and from area universities. Next, funding sources were evaluated. An AACN grant was written and submitted, but was unsuccessful. Then, a request for funds was given to the Senior Vice President for Clinical Services and was granted using money from an endowed chair fund at $10,000 per year for 3 years. Other important resources identified and included in this project were the medical library and librarian, a computer resource lab and meeting rooms. Results: All essential infrastructure elements were in place for the next phase, which was the development of the actual research program. The necessary infrastructure pieces were identified and organize within a three-month time period. Conclusions/Implications: Once this vital infrastructure was in place, the sustainable research program could now be developed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIdentifyng Essential Infrastructure for Sustainable ICU-Based Research Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152677-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Identifyng Essential Infrastructure for Sustainable ICU-Based Research Program</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Baker, Kathleen M., RN, BS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Lehigh Valley Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Tele-Intensivist and MICU Program Manager</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kathy.baker@lvh.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Linda Engle, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Identify the ideal infrastructure needed to build, support and sustain an ICU-based research program changing evidence to practice. Design: An infrastructure needs assessment was performed and a resource inventory was used to address each research barrier. Concept: Specific infrastructure is vital for the development and sustainability of a research program. Some of this infrastructure already existed and other needed to be recruited, connected or created. Methods: A unit-based research committee was created with 24 bedside ICU nurses, co-chaired by one of the bedside nurses and a unit-based nurse researcher. The committee was created with the goal of carrying out the &lsquo;study&rsquo; piece of the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle. Essential research personnel were enlisted to participate, including the medical director of the ICU, a hospital-based nurse researcher and other research experts within the hospital system and from area universities. Next, funding sources were evaluated. An AACN grant was written and submitted, but was unsuccessful. Then, a request for funds was given to the Senior Vice President for Clinical Services and was granted using money from an endowed chair fund at $10,000 per year for 3 years. Other important resources identified and included in this project were the medical library and librarian, a computer resource lab and meeting rooms. Results: All essential infrastructure elements were in place for the next phase, which was the development of the actual research program. The necessary infrastructure pieces were identified and organize within a three-month time period. Conclusions/Implications: Once this vital infrastructure was in place, the sustainable research program could now be developed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:45:29Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:45:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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