2016 Research Challenge

Nineteen teams of point-of-care staff submitted proposals to the 2016 Research Challenge, of which 12 of these excellent initiatives were funded.

2016 Research Challenge Funded Projects

  • Patient self-testing in anticoagulation monitoring for adults with congenital heart disease: a feasibility study (winner of the Patient and Family Centred Care award for Research Challenge 2016)
  • Validation of an exit site monitoring tool for hemodialysis central venous catheters
  • Development of an ICU palliative screening tool in ICU integrated into daily care: a feasibility study
  • Exploring the delays and characteristics of patients with recommended enteral nutrition support on the medicine units of St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Implementation of a Med-Pass nutritional supplement program for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathway for bowel surgery patients at St. Paul’s Hospital and its effect on intake of oral nutritional supplements
  • Determining the utility of the cachexia score (CASCO) staging tool for cardiac cachexia in patients attending the pre-transplant and heart function clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Measuring frailty:  more than meets the eye
  • Factors associated with weight loss in patients with acute heart failure
  • Effects of a 10 week yoga workshop on perceived stress in cardiac rehabilitation participants - a randomized control trial
  • Experiences of trauma-sensitive yoga among Inner City youth
  • Nurse shortages in the Operating Room
  • St. Paul’s Hospital Emergency Department Patient Journey Mapping – A mixed method research study proposal