The AAMI Foundation has named the first recipients of funding from The Mary K. Logan Research Awards Program. The two grants, worth a total of $80,000, will go to researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Ohio and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, which is part of the Trinity Health System.
The team from Cincinnati Children’s, led by Amanda Schondelmeyer, assistant professor of pediatrics, will focus on developing evidence- and consensus-based guidelines for the use of continuous pulse oximetry and cardiorespiratory monitoring in hospitalized children.
At Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, lead investigator Melanie Wright will focus on another healthcare technology-related safety issue: alarm fatigue. Wright and her team plan to capture the needs of hospital nurses and nursing assistants to determine which categories of alarm situations are most important to convey through sound.
“In the age of evidence-based medicine, well-designed scientific studies are vital for creating and implementing meaningful change,” said Marilyn Neder Flack, senior vice president of patient safety initiatives at AAMI and executive director of the AAMI Foundation. “The proposals submitted by Cincinnati Children’s and Trinity Health really stood out because they were innovative and addressed significant unmet needs. We are extremely excited to be able to fund these projects and look forward to seeing the impact they have on patient outcomes.”
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