Improving nurse-patient communication in the ICU
The Foundation's Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative was designed to provide funding for interdisciplinary studies that address critical gaps in what is known about nursing quality and for the synthesis, translation, and dissemination of results to key stakeholders.This project examines the value of a nurse-generated and nurse-led innovation by testing the impact of a computer-based nurse communication training and materials program (SPEACS-2) on patient care outcomes: nursing care quality (coma-free days, physical restraint use, pain symptom management, pressure ulcers, patient/family satisfaction with communication), clinical outcomes (ventilator-free days, ICU/hospital days discharge disposition) and cost. The interdisciplinary research team from the University of Pittsburgh includes nurses, physicians, speech-language pathologists, and biostatisticians.
Amount Awarded $297,083.00
Awarded on: 8/25/2009
Time frame: 9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011
Grant Number: 66633