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OLFU's Research Paper Wins in 7th Congress of the World Council of Critical Care Nurses Foundation
Date Posted: Monday, November 15, 2010
OLFU shines more than ever in the field of research as Mr. Ryan Pagente, RN, MAN and Michael Joseph Dino, RN, MAN, won the Best International Oral Research Presentation Award for their paper entitled, "The Art and Science of Task Delegation in Critical Care: The Common Praxis among Junior and Senior Filipino Nurses"  at the Diamond Hotel.

The event gathered the best research undertakings in the field of critical care nursing. The final papers presented were from the Philippines, Korea, and Slovenia. Among the judges were Dr. Ruth Kleinpell, Director for Clinical Research at Rush University Medical Center in USA, Dr. Gordon Speed, Associate Charge Nurse at Dunedin Hospital in New Zealand, and Dr. Yann- Fen Chao, professor from the Taipei Medical University College of Nursing.

"“It was a very vigorous presentation. The last two days were spent practicing for the 15-minute presentation and preparing for the question and answer," Pagente said. Dino, Nursing Research Coordinator, was the co- author and research adviser of Pagente. "The success of our research paper was because of the passion of the adviser and eagerness of the researcher," Dino added.

Their paper "The Art and Science of Task Delegation in Critical Care: The Common Praxis among Junior and Senior Filipino Nurses," revolves around the study of identifying and benchmarking task delegation among senior and junior nurses in critical care settings. The study is also meritorious in surfacing the ‘essences’ of task delegation among nurses through the conceptualized ‘Iceberg Model’ and 6 Cs of task delegation:  completion, competency, command, clarity, control and comfort.  To support their research, Pagente and Dino interviewed respondents from various hospitals in Metro Manila.

OLFU has also won several research awards including the International Environment Research Award at the International Conference for Higher Education Research last May.