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Alternatives to RCTs

Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) have long been the gold standard in clinical research representing the best of what is known of research methodology.

Pediatric Special Interest Group

The first meeting of the Improvement Science Research Network’s Pediatric Special Interest Group (SIG) was held at a breakfast meeting during the 2013 Improvement Science Summit.

Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR)

Many organizations struggle with the implementation of known best practices and quality improvement interventions.

Academic-Practice Partnerships: A Backbone for Improvement

The 2010 Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing Report generated a sense of urgency to strengthen nursing practice and directed attention to the future of nursing education.

Avoiding Workarounds through Systems Design - Anita Tucker Answers Your Questions

On October 30, 2013, Anita Tucker, ISRN Steering Council member and Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School presented a web seminar titled “Avoiding Work

November TeamSTEPPS Workshop Open for Enrollment

Contributed by Mike Mulcahey, MA, AT/ATC, NREMT, Xavier University Sports Medicine

The TeamSTEPPS Master Training Workshop provided an invaluable opportunity for me to break down my own unique silo and engage so many other healthcare professionals.  Throughout the entire process our collective group was put into an environment to learn and collaborate with each other as we learned not only the key structure pieces of TeamSTEPPS but also how to develop the concepts within our own respective systems (eg. hospitals, universities, etc).

Improvement Science Summit - A Participants Point of View

Article Contributed by Eileen Engh, MSN, RN-BC, CPN

ISRN Research Associate, STAR-2 study PI and participant ISRN 2013 Improvement Science Summit

Blog Post: ISRN – A Partner on the Road to Magnet

Article Contributed by Vivian Low, MPH, RN-BC, FPCNA, ISRN Steering Council Member

“So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.” - Florence Nightingale

ISRN Blog: Member Spotlight Sonya Osborne

Last year, Sonya R. Osborne joined the ISRN Coordinating Center for six weeks as an international visiting scholar.

ISRN Blog : Student Program

“The Summit student program will help create awareness
[of improvement science] in students before they graduate
and enter the workforce.”
- Lily Thomas, PhD, RN, Vice President,
System Nursing Research, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System,
ISRN Steering Council Member


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