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ANN Research Opportunities

ANN is pleased to support efforts to enhance nursing knowledge and its application to practice by making ANN members aware of opportunities to participate in institutional review board (IRB) approved research studies. If you are an ANN member seeking to distribute a survey please review the request form and information provided here. Surveys are vetted by our education committee and IRB approval is reviewed and kept on file. 

Call for Survey Participants:

  1. The Evaluation of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) among Adult ICU Nurses versus Neonatal ICU Nurses 

    Purpose: The purpose of this survey is to identify differences and similarities of MSDs among nurses in the adult ICU versus those nurses in the NICU. Additionally, the purpose of this survey is to compare and contrast ergonomic hazards in each unit.  

    Participation in this survey involves answering a questionnaire that addresses perceived occupational-related musculoskeletal disorders with risk factors. General demographics are included. Your participation in this survey is voluntary. If you choose not to participate or to withdraw from the survey at any time, there will be no penalty. If at any time you discontinue the survey, your results will be discarded. The results of the descriptive survey may be published, but your name or other personal identifiers will not be used.

    Since no names or other personal identifiers such as social security numbers, employee or members identification numbers will be used, anonymity will be maintained. Only the primary researchers will have access to the survey. No other participants will have access to your answers in the survey.  

    The data will be stored on Qualtrics. The servers on Qualtrics are protected by firewalls and are scanned daily for vulnerabilities. If vulnerabilities are detected, patches are placed immediately, and complete backups are done every night. 

    The potential benefits of this survey will be to identify similar and different ergonomic hazards that are unique to the adult ICU and the NICU that contribute to the development of MSDs. The goal of this survey is to identify these ergonomic hazards and recommendations and to improve these ergonomic hazards. 

    If you have any questions concerning the research study, please email, The phone number for Ann Lurati is 831-582 3409, there is a voice mail option.  

    This descriptive survey has been approved by the California State University, Monterey Bay, Institutional Review Board. If you have any questions about your rights as a subject/participant in this research, or if you feel you have been placed at risk, Jennifer Bliss at

    You must be 21 or older to participate. Completion of the survey will be considered your consent to participate. Thank you.
    Ann Lurati


  2. Pressure Injury Prevention Neonatal Survey

    Principle Investigator: Ivy Razmus, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Detroit Mercy. 19189358876.

    You are being asked to participate in a research study on the neonatal nursing practices for infants. This study is being conducted at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Nursing.

    : If you take part in the research study, you will be asked to complete a survey. It should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete this survey. When you take the survey, if there are questions that you do not wish to answer, you will be able to continue to participate in the research study.

    As a participant in this research study, there are no direct benefits; however, information from this study may benefit other people now or in the future.

    There are no known risks by participating in the study.

    Confidentiality will be protected by not collecting with any personal information. Participation is voluntary, you may withdraw at any time.


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