Cardinal Health Research Grant


Cardinal HealthThe research mission of the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) is to promote research activities and integrate research findings into Perioperative Nursing practice with the objective of improving or validating the quality of perioperative patient care. ORNAC, through its partnership with Cardinal Health, will provide financial support to build its research capacity by supporting new and established researchers.

Priority will be given to:

  • Research initiated by Perioperative Registered Nurses that will enhance their ability to improve or validate perioperative patient care and outcomes
  • Research that supports evidence-based decision-making, including the generation of information that could be used to support decision-making
  • Proposals intended to have a major impact on Perioperative Nursing practice
  • Research initiated by ORNAC members

Financial support will be provided for the following areas of research interest:

  • Applied clinical research, including infection control issues in perioperative patient care
  • Utilization research or reviews
  • Efficacy, effectiveness, efficiency and outcomes of patient care
  • Impact of change within the healthcare system on the RN role in perioperative nursing, including effects on the outcomes of care

The expected outcomes of the financial support will be:

  • Increased knowledge about perioperative nursing practice
  • Increased number of perioperative nurses conducting research
  • Improved perioperative care
  • Improved utilization of research into perioperative nursing practice


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Past Recipients

Year Recipient(s) Title
2007 Deborah Jaraway
Shirley Perry
Patricia Wade
Peggy Ziegler
The Experience of Parents of Children with Cancer in Viewing their Child's Amputated Leg Before the Child Wakes from Anesthesia
2007 Patricia Cuddy An Examination of Learning Styles in a Multigenerational Environment
2006 Glenda Tapp Evaluation of Preoperative Skin Preparation
2005 Sue Beaman Work-Related stressors and Job Satisfaction of Operating Room Nurses
2005 Kathy MacDonald Assessing the impact of picture archive and communication system on the members of the perioperative care team
2002 Debra Clendinneng
Jocelyne Tourigny
Liz Winters
What are parent’s information needs prior to their child’s day surgery?
2001 Marla Ewen
Alicia Oucharek Mattheis
Linda Socha
A study to determine patient outcomes and cost comparison with the implementation of the Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) role
1999 Hilda Ann Power Postoperative outcomes relative to positioning

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