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 members/associates who wish to conduct research on perioperative nursing and patient care are able to apply for grants from Cardinal Health. Guidelines for grant application may be found at https://www.cardinalhealth.com/en/medical-affairs/medical-products/investigator-initiated-studies.html

The expected outcomes of the research conducted with 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

Past Recipients and Research Studies conducted by ORNAC Members supported by Cardinal Health Grants:

Year Recipient(s) Title
2017 Deborah Clendinning Educational Strategies for RN Development of Non-technical Skills in the Operating Room
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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