Center for Nursing Science & Clinical Inquiry
"Creating a Culture of Inquiry"
The Center for Nursing Science & Clinical Inquiry (CNSCI) at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) supports Patient CaringTouch System (PCTS) through providing decisional support, and by coaching, teaching and mentoring nursing staff on Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and research.
CNSCI staff consists of:
PhD-prepared Nurse Scientists - facilitate and conduct research and EBP projects aligned with:
- Regional Health Command-Central (RHC-C)
- Army Nurse Corps
- Army Medical Command
Advance Practice Nurses (APNs), who may include Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) - assist with translating evidence into nursing practice at the bedside and in the outpatient clinical arena.
- CNS Spheres of Influence (Patient, Nurse, and System levels)
- Areas supported: (not limited to)
- Medical-Surgical Nursing
- Critical Care
- Ambulatory Care
- Emergency Department
- Maternal-Child Health (Pediatrics, Labor & Delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care)
- Behavioral Health
PCTS Program Manager - responsible for the implementation, management and sustainment of PCTS components throughout BAMC.
- Collaborates and supports Unit Practice Councils
- Provides educational support upon request
- Provides data-supported Optimized Performance Metrics in Command Management System
Certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (CWOCNs) - wound surveillance, staging pressure injuries, treatment, consultation, and ostomy education across inpatient services.
Research Protocol Coordinator - administrative duties in support of all research and EBP activities.
Services we provide:
- Research and EBP support and education to unit, facility, and RHC-C
- Evaluation and consultation regarding impact of research and EBP project implementation on nursing services
- Mentoring of nurses in research-related activities
- Review of scientific research protocols, abstracts, posters, presentations, and manuscripts
- Grant, protocol, presentation, and professional writing assistance
- Research and support to Army Nurse Corps-level Nurse Practice Councils
CNSCI Research Studies and EBP Projects:
- Influencing the Professional Quality of Life among Nurses in a Military Facility
- Nurse-Led Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-I) on Servicemembers with PTSD in a Residential Treatment Program
- Intervention to Decrease Perception of Horizontal Violence in Military Nursing
- Impact of Nursing on Readmissions, Failure to Rescue & Mortality in DoD Hospitals
- Microcurrent Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial
- Affect Contagion in the ICU: Does It Impact Patient Care?
- A Caregivers of Wounded, Ill, and Injured Service Members: Health and Wellbeing Assessment
- Agent Based Model of Affect Contagion in a Healthcare Work Environment
- Integration of Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Principles within the Critical Care Environment
- Reducing Delirium Screening Tool and Intervention Bundle
- The Use of Essential Oils to Decrease Pain, Nausea, and Anxiety in the Acute Care Setting
- Palliative Care Team Implementation
- Activity and Mobility Promotion
- Code Green Simulation
- Blood Culture Contamination Reduction Using an Alternative Initial Specimen Diversion Device
Please contact the CNSCI Research Protocol Coordinator for further questions at (210) 916-2482 or email at email@example.com.