The Utilization of a Newsletter as a Strategy to Implement Evidence-Based Practice in a Critical Care Unit

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147340
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Utilization of a Newsletter as a Strategy to Implement Evidence-Based Practice in a Critical Care Unit
Abstract:
The Utilization of a Newsletter as a Strategy to Implement Evidence-Based Practice in a Critical Care Unit
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Ferguson, Robin M., MS, RN, CCRN
P.I. Institution Name:St. Luke's Site Southcoast Hospitals Group
Title:Nurse Educator
Every year critical care and emergency departments utilize an increasing number of advanced technologies in an effort to improve patient care and promote positive patient outcomes. The integration of new technologies, Pharmacologic interventions and maintaining best practice requires high level cognitive, psychomotor and decision making skills. In this time of budget constraints and nursing shortage the nurse educator is faced with a challenge: How do you educate staff of new technologies, changes in the evidence that provides the basis for best practice, review policy/procedure changes and encourage professional advancement and involvement in a cost effective and timely manner. The newsletter was designed in color with graphics and varying fonts to keep it visually stimulating and interesting. Critical Insights is published six times per year. The content of the newsletter is decided upon after input from management and staff. Staff are also encouraged to write a feature for the newsletter. The newsletter typically consists of a feature story, which may focus on disease pathology or new technology, CCRN/CEN review questions, policy or procedure updates, drug update and a word scramble. Announcements of upcoming events for professional nursing organizations are also included to promote professional involvement. The staff is notified of a new issue by hospital email. The current newsletter is placed on a bulletin board in each area and copies are placed in break rooms and nursing stations. Current and past issues are available to the staff for reference on the Southcoast Intranet. Outcomes 1. Increase staff awareness and participation in credentialing exams specific to critical care and the emergency department 2. Integration of EBP into current nursing practice in critical care 3. Educational strategy for just in time learning related to new technologies and interventions
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Utilization of a Newsletter as a Strategy to Implement Evidence-Based Practice in a Critical Care Uniten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147340-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Utilization of a Newsletter as a Strategy to Implement Evidence-Based Practice in a Critical Care Unit</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ferguson, Robin M., MS, RN, CCRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">St. Luke's Site Southcoast Hospitals Group</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse Educator</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">fergusonr@southcoast.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Every year critical care and emergency departments utilize an increasing number of advanced technologies in an effort to improve patient care and promote positive patient outcomes. The integration of new technologies, Pharmacologic interventions and maintaining best practice requires high level cognitive, psychomotor and decision making skills. In this time of budget constraints and nursing shortage the nurse educator is faced with a challenge: How do you educate staff of new technologies, changes in the evidence that provides the basis for best practice, review policy/procedure changes and encourage professional advancement and involvement in a cost effective and timely manner. The newsletter was designed in color with graphics and varying fonts to keep it visually stimulating and interesting. Critical Insights is published six times per year. The content of the newsletter is decided upon after input from management and staff. Staff are also encouraged to write a feature for the newsletter. The newsletter typically consists of a feature story, which may focus on disease pathology or new technology, CCRN/CEN review questions, policy or procedure updates, drug update and a word scramble. Announcements of upcoming events for professional nursing organizations are also included to promote professional involvement. The staff is notified of a new issue by hospital email. The current newsletter is placed on a bulletin board in each area and copies are placed in break rooms and nursing stations. Current and past issues are available to the staff for reference on the Southcoast Intranet. Outcomes 1. Increase staff awareness and participation in credentialing exams specific to critical care and the emergency department 2. Integration of EBP into current nursing practice in critical care 3. Educational strategy for just in time learning related to new technologies and interventions</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:31:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:31:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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