June 9, 2010
It's a little funny, and maybe a little uncomfortable to think about, but it's also darn near unforgettable. Lisa Hopp's nursing students were looking for a way to remind fellow nurses to remove foley catheters as soon as possible, and “Holy Moly, Remove the Foley,” was born.
But the project was much more than an opportunity to be creative. Hopp, an associate professor of nursing at Purdue Calumet, was awarded an RCHE seed grant to research a method of improving catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). Over the course of the project, Hopp, her students, and her hospital partner, St. Mary's Medical Center in Hobart, IN, showed that reductions in infection rates and improvements in behaviors can be both successful and sustainable.
March 24, 2014
Expertise in robotics, gesture recognition, augmented reality, and trauma surgery come together to create a new way of teaching and mentoring across distances. The result may transform rural health and battlefield surgeries.Read Full Story
September 9, 2013
RCHE is pleased to be a part of a new program at Purdue that will provide research experience and mentoring to sophomore students in statistics. This program is funded by a $1.5 million NSF grant and led by statistics faculty member Mark Daniel Ward.Read Full Story