AACN News—July 1998—25 Sites Complete Thunder Studies

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Vol. 15, No. 7, JULY 1998



Data collection for Thunder Project II continues at more than 200 study sites across the United States and in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

In addition, 25 sites have completed data collection and submitted their study materials to AACN. To date, more than 18,600 adult data collection packets and 2730 pediatric data collection packets have been sent to participating sites.

Thunder Project II is investigating pain perceptions and responses of acutely and critically ill patients to selected clinical procedures. The study includes children age 3 and older as well as adults. The six procedures being studied are tracheal suctioning, nonburn wound care, drain removal, turning, femoral sheath removal, and central line placement.

Femoral sheath removal, turning, and tracheal suctioning are the most prevalent procedures at sites studying adult patients. Turning and tracheal suctioning are more prevalent at pediatric sites.

As of June 1, 1998, the following sites and site coordinators have completed data collection for Thunder Project II:

Moses Cone Health System
Greensboro, NC
Sharon Martin, RN

St. Francis Hospital
Tulsa, Okla
Neil Golden, RN, MSN, CCRN

University of Wisconsin
Hospital & Clinics
Madison, Wis
Debra Gordan, RN, MS

Harrisburg Hospital
Harrisburg, Pa
Melanie Duffy, RN, MSN, CCRN

Royal Brompton Hospital
London, United Kingdom
Michele Hiscock

St. Joseph Medical Center
Joliet, Ill
Shirley Ambutas, RN, MS, CCRN

Hinsdale Hospital
Hinsdale, Ill
Vida Reid, RN, BSN, CCRN

Fairview Riverside Medical Center
Minneapolis, Minn
Kristine Peterson, RN, MS, CCRN

Jerry Pettis VA Medical Center
Loma Linda, Calif
Marybeth Navas, RNC, MN, CCRN

Archbishop Bergan Mercy
Medical Center
Omaha, Neb
Sheila Lawton, RN, MSN, CCRN

Hendrick Medical Center
Abilene, Tex
Carolyn Koepke, RN, MSN, CCRN

St. Mary of Nazareth
Hospital Center
Chicago, Ill
Cecilia Beauprie, RN, MSN, CCRN

Sheboygan Memorial
Medical Center
Sheboygan, Wis
Jane Martin, RN, MSN, CCRN

The Valley Hospital
Ridgewood, NJ
Christine Hedges, RN, MS, CCRN, CS

Summa Health System
Akron, Ohio
Diana Vance, RN, CCRN

St. Joseph Hospital Health Center
Syracuse, NY
Julie Russell, RN, CCRN

Mercy Hospital
Coon Rapids, Minn
Louise Jacobs, RN, MS, CCRN

Mercy Hospital of Wilkes-Barre
Wilkes Barre, Pa
Rita Ives, RN, MS

King’s Daughter Medical Center
Ashland, Ky
Carol Siegfried, RN, MS

St. Francis Medical Center
Peoria, Ill
Nancy Novotny, RN, MS

Franciscan Skemp Healthcare
La Crosse, Ill
Cathy Ford, RN, BSN

St. Joseph Hospital
Lexington, Ky
Megan Switzer, RN, MSN, CCRN

Ivinson Hospital
Laramie, Wy
Melody Henderson, RN, PhD

St. Lukes Methodist Hospital
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Michelle Jonas, RN, CCRN

Rex Hospital
Raleigh, NC
Vickie Byler, RN, MSN