A new research brief by the Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) co-directors Mary Naylor, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Mark Pauly, PhD, and Janet Weiner, MPH, associate director for Health Policy at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Nurse-Pharmacist Collaboration on Medication Reconciliation: A Novel Approach to Information Management
This research brief explores whether a nurse-pharmacist led medication reconciliation protocol could efficiently and inexpensively prevent potential adverse drug events (ADEs) at the admission and discharge transitions of care.
This research brief determines the relationships among characteristics of the nursing practice environment, nurses’ error interception practices and non-intercepted medication errors in acute care hospitals.
This evidence brief describes implementation strategies, challenges, and lessons learned from conducting five Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) funded implementation studies, and presents two case examples of other INQRI studies to illustrate dissemination strategies.
The purpose of this research was to test the impact of a unit-wide program (SPEACS-2) of nurse training, speech language pathologist collaboration and “low tech” communication materials on nursing care quality, clinical outcomes, and cost. This brief examines effects on patient experience of communication, nurse and family outcomes, and cost-utilization outcomes (secondary aims).
The purpose of this research brief is to test the effectiveness of a nurse-led pressure ulcer prevention intervention using musical cues to remind all long-term care (LTC) staff to help every resident move or reposition every two hours.
The purpose of this research brief is to assess a nurse-led, patient-centered counseling protocol to encourage patients to self-manage pain after spine surgery.
The purpose of this research was to develop and test a tool to measure the quality of nursing care related to pain management that accurately predicts pain outcomes among hospitalized adults with cancer.
This research brief summarizes the research of four interdisciplinary teams funded by the Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) and reflects on challenges and future directions to improving quality measurement.
Chart: Scope of Practice Laws for Nurse Practitioners Limit Cost Savings That Can Be Achieved in Retail Clinics
This chart accompanies the Policy Brief, Scope-of-Practice Laws for Nurse Practitioners Limit Cost Savings That Can Be Achieved in Retail Clinics. The brief compares the costs per episode associated with visits to retail clinics and non-retail clinics, and assess the impact that scope-of-practice (SOP) for nurse practitioners (NPs) has on cost savings that can be achieved by retail clinics.