CCI Research Grants Awarded

Publish Date: June 13, 2016

The AORN Foundation is honored to award two new research grants supported by Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI).  AORN believes incorporating research and evidence based findings into perioperative nursing practice is a critical component in continuing to improve patient outcomes and is fundamental to quality, safe patient care.

The CCI Evidence-Based Practice Grant, designated for graduate students in a practice-focused doctoral degree (DNP) program, was awarded to Tina M. Menghe, RN, MSN, CSA for her project “Preventing Infections in the Surgical Department: An Evidence-Based Practice Proposal.” Tina’s project is focused on surgical site infections and will attempt to identify whether surgical patients undergoing knee or hip arthroplasty surgeries are at a higher risk for surgical site infection (SSI) when the surgical team is addressing rapid turnaround times.

The CCI Research Grant, designated for graduate students in a research-focused doctoral degree (PhD, DNS, EdD) program, was awarded Monica Rose, MSN, CRNA for her project “Assessing Post operative Information Transfers:  A pilot and feasibility study.” Monica’s research study objective is to assess an electronic post-operative information transfer instrument as a platform to support the information needs and preferred information transfer processes of providers and PACU nurses to improve patient outcomes.

Thank you to CCI for your continued support of the future of perioperative nursing and the nurses who make surgery safe.

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