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    The Lifespan department of risk management and Lifespan Risk Services Loss Prevention Program are offering the third annual Risk Management Grant for Patient Safety in Nursing.

    The Risk Management Grant for Patient Safety in Nursing is intended to give nurses the financial resources they need to identify, design and implement innovative solutions to potential patient safety issues encountered on the floors, units and centers where direct patient care is rendered. The program is accepting grant requests for funding up to $25,000.

    Proposals should be submitted electronically by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2015 to Valerie Till at vtill@lifespan.org.
     
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    Overview

    Funding Period
    June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016. Grants must be resubmitted if additional funds are needed.

    Eligibility
    Grant project managers must be staff registered nurses. Preference will be shown for nurses who are first-time grant applicants.

    Terms of Award
    The grant funds awarded are transferred upon completion of arrangements by the successful applicant with the director of insurance and business operations, serving as the financial administrator of the grant program.

    Review Process
    The grant advisory committee comprises the grant program director/director of loss prevention, Lifespan risk services; the vice president of risk management, Lifespan; the director of risk management, Lifespan and the senior vice presidents and chief nursing officers from all affiliates.

    Reporting Requirements
    Project managers are required to notify the grant program director in writing of significant changes in the format of the grant project, proposed changes in use of the grant funds, or if an inability to pursue the project arises at any time during the grant funding period. Quarterly reports are required and must be submitted electronically to the grant program director.
    Learn about the quarterly update criteria.

    Acknowledgements
    Presentations and publications of research supported by the Risk Management Grant for Patient Safety in Nursing must acknowledge this Lifespan grant program by name.

    Examples of project ideas:

    • Research to identify if an opportunity for improvement exists
    • Education to enhance professionalism, knowledge or technical skill
    • Improvement of existing systems/processes
    • Development of new systems/processes
    • Project to prevent professional liability, general liability or patient safety events

    Announcement of Grant Recipients
    Recipients of the grant awards will be announced during nurse's week, May 8, 2015.

    Grants may not be used to cover ongoing operational expenses, to fund permanent positions, to fund staff release time or for capital equipment.