When a patient undergoes major surgery, intravenous fluid therapy, or fluid replacement, is a critical part of the intraoperative care to optimize a patient’s blood volume, flow and oxygenation of the tissues. The current “gold standard” method to determine a patient’s total blood volume requires an injection of a radioactive tracer and serial blood sampling and is only suitable for laboratory use.
Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London have partnered to foster the promotion of research and greater inform the practice of professional nursing and midwifery.
Being told you have cancer can be one of the most traumatic experiences a person can go through. Sophia Smith, PhD, MSW, associate professor at the Duke School of Nursing (DUSON), has heard those words in her lifetime — twice.
It’s been more than a year since the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) Center for Nursing Research implemented a new structure and launched Research Areas of Excellence: Precision Health, Population Health and Chronic Illness, Clinical Innovation and Methods and Analytics.
The Duke University School of Nursing and The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London have partnered to foster the promotion of research and greater inform the practice of professional nursing and midwifery. The schools will jointly administer a grants program and a pilot project award to cultivate innovative, scalable scientific inquiry. The pilot project will form the basis of a larger research project and external funding will be sought. Interested faculty members submitted their applications earlier this year.
Valerie Sabol, PhD, ACNP-BC, GNP-BC, ANEF, FAANP was recently inaugurated as president of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA), for the 2017-2018 term, and won their Award for Excellence in Research. She won this award as a result of her commitment to research in nursing that benefits the geriatric community.
Innovation is always on the forefront of minds at Duke University and Duke Health System. We all know where health care has been, and where it is now—but what about where it will be in about five or even ten years from now? The science behind health care and how health care professionals can effectively treat patients is evolving, and innovators at Duke want to make sure that they stay on top of the ever-changing times.
Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN, Associate Professor, is the Primary Investigator on a grant awarded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities for more than $3.4 million. This grant will provide resources to improve the health and well-being of young adult Latino immigrants.
The Duke University School of Nursing’s Center for Nursing Research will host its first Summer Institute on Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20, 2018.
Growing up in the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s, PhD student Vanessa Curlee has witnessed firsthand the negative effects that substance abuse and mental illness can have on a community. Having personal experiences with individuals that suffer from addiction, she has witnessed how this disorder can destroy families and communities and hopes to find a way to improve the health of vulnerable populations.