NCREN is Australia’s first Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). We have been funded for five years (2010 – 2015). The purpose of NCREN is to provide evidence for clinicians and policy makers to improve the care of hospitalised patients who experience symptoms such as pain and anxiety or those who have compromised skin integrity.
NCREN leads world class clinical research to examine the complexity of hospital patient care with a strong team of Australian nursing researchers and international partnerships between universities, health groups and professional medical societies.
Nursing interventions to manage symptoms and to promote skin integrity are vitally important issues that require development of an evidence base and are critical to improvements in the care of acute hospital patients..
Research areas of focus include:
- Symptom management – pain/anxiety, nausea/vomiting and delirium/agitation
- Compromised Skin Integrity – pressure injuries, surgical wounds and intravascular devices.