Non-Human Subject Research

Practice

The Office of Research oversees a number of non-human subject research studies at Stanford Health Care. These projects run the spectrum from small tests of change to Quality Improvement and Evidence-Based Practice. We are currently facilitating several non-human subject research studies and continue to work with clinicians to explore options for future projects. A few recent studies are highlighted below.

Title: An Educational Intervention to Improve Urinary Tract Infection Treatment
Description: This Quality Improvement study examines whether educating practitioners on UTI best practices will increase adherence to national UTI treatment guidelines and decrease UTI recurrence rates.
Lead: Lori Guelman, NP
Status: Collecting data
Department(s) Involved: Patient Care Services, SHC Urology Clinic

Title: Use of Cortrak to Guide Tube Placement
Description: This Quality Improvement study examined whether the use of Cortrak to guide tube placement would be as accurate as using x-rays and would be safe for patients.
Lead: Corey Kukowski, RN
Status: Completed/preparing manuscript
Department(s) Involved: Patient Care Services, SHC Quality Office

Title: Improving Clinical Work Environments Using Compassion-Based Interactions
Description: This Quality Improvement study examines whether compassion-based interactions will decrease the risk for clinical staff burnout, increase self-compassion, increase emotion regulation, improve behavior regulation, and decrease work-related stress.
Lead: Kimberly Sickler, RN
Status: Collecting data
Department(s) Involved: Patient Care Services, Oncology

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