Establishing Research Priorities for the Infusion Nurses Society

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For which topic were research priorities identified?

infusion nursing

In which location was the research priority setting conducted?

North America - USA

Why was it conducted at all?

As the leader in the infusion nursing community, the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) recognizes the critical need for research to support the specialty practice.

What was the objective?

to gain input from Infusion Nurses Society members to establish research priorities for the organization

What was the outcome?

a list of 4 research areas

How long did the research prioritization take?

No information provided.

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?


How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: survey asking participants: What are the problem areas that need to be addressed in your day-to-day practice? What research topics related to the practice of infusion nursing need to be explored?, participants then asked to rank the top 3 responses to each of the questions in order of importance. Step 2: thematic analysis: 4 major topics and several sub-topics identified

Which stakeholders took part?

Members of the infusion nurses society: nurses. 33 participants.

How were stakeholders recruited?

A stratified random sample was selected from all current active INS members.

Were stakeholders actively involved or did they just participate?

Stakeholders were mere participants of the research prioritization process; they were not actively involved in the process.