You can base your research proposal on this given scenario by our uni:
During 2013 ICU Physicians at their weekly meeting made the observation that falls and specifically falls from ladders were increasing at their hospital. They also noted that recent patients admitted to ICU with “fall from ladder” resulted in a number of deaths and severe head injuries.
Unfortunately no data was available to them on the incidence of ladder falls, mortality and patient outcomes to support their observation.
A researcher from the National Trauma Research Institute was approached to undertake a retrospective descriptive study of patients admitted to the Alfred Hospital following a ladder fall over a five year period.
582 Cases were identified who were admitted to hospital following a ladder fall. Among these 58 were admitted to ICU with 15 dying in hospital. The majority of cases were men over 50 years of age. Many failed to return to work or were left with permanent disabilities. Poor patient outcomes were associated with head injuries and low temperature on arrival at hospital.
VicHealth were informed about the results and expressed an interested in funding a Public Awareness Campaign to reduce Ladder Falls. However such a program could not be effectively implemented without fully understanding why these falls were occurring. Issues such as the patients job and OHS training, the condition of the ladder, was the fall witnessed, weather condition, footwear and mechanism of injury were put forward as issues that need to be identified.
The researcher also discussed informally the circumstances of the fall with a number of patients admitted to hospital following a ladder fall. Anecdotal feedback was that the majority of falls were in a domestic situation with around half of the patients having prior OHS training in their workplace.
At this time the hospital identified that falls from ladders were increasing over the last two years.
You are asked to develop a study that will inform the VicHealth Public Awareness Campaign to reduce falls from ladders.
**All articles that you will use should be within 5-6 years old and peer reviewed articles only. Please use the format below. My uni actually required a 2000 word count only, so please write within that word limit.
Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy Limited
Grants and Fellowships
Template adapted for NSG2NMR assessment task 3
1. Project title (maximum 25 words)
2a.Plain language statement (To be provided in 100 words or less)
2b. Keywords (Please provide up to five nursing area keywords related to your application. Suggestions include – aged care, clinical, child and adolescent health, community health, family care, Indigenous health, mental health, midwifery, primary health care or other).
3.Institution where project will be carried out (if more than one, indicate the primary institution)
4.Administering institution (full name and address required)
5.Has any other funding been sought for this activity?Yes No
If yes, please detail the funding source (name and address of each agency) and the amount requested.
6. Have you or members of the team previously been awarded a Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy Limited grant or fellowship? Yes No
If yes please state year, name of grant or fellowship, and activity title.
Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy Limited Grants and Fellowship 1
Application Form 2015 Adapted for use in NSG2NMR at La Trobe University 2015
7.Project/Research Plan Outline
The project should be completely described. The font must not be smaller than 10pt. Complete this section using the following headings:
a) Background and significance of the study
b) Research question and Aims and/or hypothesis.
c) Method with information on the research design
d) Research Process (participants, data collection, data analysis)
e) Dissemination of findings