Nursing Research is an area that Oaklawn has recently become involved in. We have participated with Western Michigan University in some of their Simulation Research and now we have begun doing our own, currently conducting a temperature study on peri-operative patients.
All of the research projects that are implemented at Oaklawn are approved through an Institutional Review Board (IRB). This helps assure all of our subjects’ rights are protected. As always, the health, privacy, and well being of our patients are paramount in all we do.
All of our research and research opportunities are coordinated through the Evidence Based Practice Council. Mary Mulvaine BSN, RN, CRNFA is the chair of this council and the Nursing Research Coordinator, Sondra Fettes, MSN, RNC serves as a mentor to the group. Many of the nursing units are represented on this council and many good ideas and best practices have come to fruition through this council. If you are interested in more information you may contact Mary at email@example.com or Sondra at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-789-3861.