Research is a systematic approach to answering questions and a disciplined method for solving problems based on objective evidence.
At Huntington Hospital, we believe research is an essential component of pursuing quality patient care and outcomes, as well as nursing excellence.
We build on the legacy of Florence Nightingale, a pioneering nurse engaged in research who was elected to membership of the Statistical Society of England. Our nurses contribute to nursing research by identifying clinical questions, and are encouraged to engage in scientific inquiry and conduct practice-based research in partnership with a nursing research expert.
Conducting, evaluating and then applying results from nursing research advances the care we deliver and enables nurses to make critical differences in the lives of our patients, their families and within our community.
Types of Research
- Implementing the SAFE Care Program: A Research Study to Improve Care Outcomes Among Frail Elders
- The Effectiveness of Cold Therapy in Reducing Pain Level and Opiate Use After Total Knee Arthroplasty
- Prevention of Secondary Lymphadema through Implementation of a Integrative Therapy Program (ITP) Utilizing Acupuncture
- The California Childrens Hospital Association-California Childrens Services NICU Quality Improvement Collaborative (Internal Hospital Resource)
- The PROSPER Study: Patient-centered Research into Outcomes Stroke Patients Prefer and Effectiveness Research
- Small Troubles, Adaptive Responses (STAR-2): Frontline Engagement in Quality Improvement
Nursing Care Processes and Outcomes
- Validating If RN Concern Is a Predictor of Decline?
- The Impact of Cognitive Load, Interruptions, and Distractions on Procedural Failures and Medication Administration Errors
- Pediatric Palliative Care: A Quantitative Study on The Impact of an Educational In-service on Nurse Attitudinal Scores
- The Relationship Between Compassion Fatigue and Psychological Empowerment in Acute Care Nurses Caring for Predominantly Adult Patients (Internal Hospital Resource)
- An Evaluation of the Influence of the CARE Program on Registered Nurses’ Knowledge and Attitudes about End-of-life Care and Care Delivery for Patients with Life-Limiting Illnesses
Nursing Innovation at Huntington Hospital
- Decreasing Infections in the NICU: Ventilator Related Pneumonia
- Evaluation of Fever Guidelines in Managing Patient Fever in Adults
- Will the Use of Fall Mats in Medical/Surgical Unit Prevent Patient Injury?
- Decreasing Patient Falls in Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation
- Prone Positioning in the ICU
Invited Research Presentations
Our nurses have been invited to present their research at conferences across the country.
- Association of California Nurse Leaders Annual Conference, Anaheim, California 2017
- Priorities for Research on Nursing Leadership: A Delphi Study
- Western Institute for Nursing Annual Nursing Research Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico 2015
- Impact of Cognitive Load, Interruptions and Distractions on Procedural Failures and Medication Administration Errors
- ANCC Magnet Conference, Dallas, Texas 2014
- Advancing Nurses’ Involvement in Research through a Multisite, Network Study to Identify ‘Workarounds’
- Improvement Science Research Network Research Summit, San Antonio, Texas 2013
- Detecting Quality and Safety Problems: Involving RNs in Improvement
- Academy of Health: Interdisciplinary Research Group Nursing Issues, Orlando, Florida 2012
- Is Knowing that Something Isn’t Right a Predictor of Patient Decline?
Nursing Research Center
Additional information and resources about nursing research at Huntington Hospital is available online at the Nursing Research Center (NRC).
Visit http://huntingtonhospital.libguides.com/NRC to learn more.