I am hoping that an RN out there will just take a few minutes and answer these 2 questions for me. It is for my research class.
1. What do you see as the major research needs of your clinical area right now?
2. If you had unlimited time, research funds, and resources available to you, what specific clinical problem would you study?
I would appreciate if anyone would help me out. Thanks for your time!
Sep 11, '06
This question is pretty broad, especially since my area is oncology. I specifically work in a chemotherapy infusion center, so I suppose the research needs would include areas with really bad prognoses, such as lung cancer or pancreatic, or glioblastoma multiforme. I know they are not really nursing related, but
If I had unlimited resources, I would promote prevention and screening!! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Sep 11, '06
1) I would opine that there is a critical need to bridge the gap w/ infection control and cost effectiveness. Hospitals cut corner and create problems like C-diff, MRSA... by not utilizing disposible products.... for instance.... using dynamaps and dragging it from room to room and palcing the same BP cuff on multiple pt's spreading germs everywhere. not having enough calstat.... 3 stations in the hallway when it should be in the doorway in each room....The cost of treating these preventable infections is enormous, and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
2) preventing nosocomial infection....that is where I think we need to get serious about...world wide... we are going to create more super infections and run out of viable Antibiotics to treat them.
Sep 18, '06
Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. Both of your responses were really helpful for my assignment!
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