Prevention Above All Discoveries Grants

2010 Grant Recipients

MEDLINE FUNDS TEN NEW GRANTS AIMED AT REDUCING THE MEDICAL RISKS AND HARMS ASSOCIATED WITH HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED CONDITIONS

Prevention Above All Discoveries Grants Support Innovative Healthcare Research By Front-Line Healthcare Workers Researching Evidence-Based Solutions

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Awarded Pilot Grants

  • Title:
    Heel Pressure Ulcers for Critical Care Patients
    Institution:
    Ellis Hospital – Schenectady, NY
    Principal Investigator:
    Linda D. Young, RN, BSN
  • Title:
    Central Venous Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Pediatric Oncology Patients
    Institution:
    Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles, CA
    Principal Investigator:
    Rita Secola, RN, MSN, CPON
  • Title:
    A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Wait and See Prescription Program (WASPP) to Reduce Antibiotic Use in ED Abscess Treatment
    Institution:
    Carilion Clinic – Roanoke, VA
    Principal Investigator:
    Melanie K. Prusakowski, MD
  • Title:
    Pressure Ulcer and Skin Breakdown of Patients and Musculoskeletal Disorders, Predominately Back and Shoulder Injuries Involving Direct Care Providers Related to Repositioning Patients
    Institution:
    Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital – Tucson, AZ
    Principal Investigator:
    Lavina Taylor, RN
  • Title:
    Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections
    Institution:
    Sutter Roseville Medical Center – Roseville, CA
    Principal Investigator:
    Frances Patmon, RN, BA, BSN
  • Title:
    The Prevention of Wrong-Site Procedures with the Use of Bedside Procedural Supply Kits
    Institution:
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Chicago, IL
    Principal Investigator:
    Helga Brake, PharmD, CPHQ

Awarded Empirical Grants

  • Title:
    Implementation of Standardized Oral Care Protocol to Improve Oral Hygiene Among Inpatients
    Institution:
    The Ohio State University Medical Center – Columbus, OH
    Principal Investigator:
    Esther Chipps, RN, PhD
  • Title:
    Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections Among Residents of LTC Environments
    Institution:
    University of Toledo Medical Center – Toledo, OH
    Principal Investigator:
    Dr. P. Gaspar, PhD, RN & Dr. M. Gokula, MD, CMD
  • Title:
    Peri-Operative Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Tool
    Institution:
    The University of Maryland Medical System Foundation for the University of Maryland Medical Center – Baltimore, MD
    Principal Investigator:
    Kristin L. Seidl, PhD, RN
  • Title:
    Use of Skin Protectant Barrier to Reduce Skin Compromise and Minimize Infection Risk at Central Line Sites
    Institution:
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – Cincinnati, OH
    Principal Investigator:
    Marty O. Visscher, PhD