Strategies to Promote Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (EBP) in a Rural Community Hospital

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147367
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Presentation
Title:
Strategies to Promote Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (EBP) in a Rural Community Hospital
Abstract:
Strategies to Promote Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (EBP) in a Rural Community Hospital
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Munroe, Donna J., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Northern Illinois University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Pamela M. Duffy, RN, BSN, MBA, MSMOB; Cheryl Fisher, RN, MS
Nurse administrators seeking magnet recognition recognize that evidence-based practice (EBP) must be ?usual and customary? nursing activity within his/her organization. These nursing leaders seek to develop and implement strategies to educate, stimulate and support nursing personnel in the identification of clinical nursing issues and the search for evidence-based nursing interventions to address these issues. The literature describes positive attitudes toward research, nurses in leadership positions, and organizational supports as factors that encourage EBP and research utilization. The purpose of this project was to assess and enhance the EBP knowledge, skills and attitudes of nursing personnel in a rural hospital setting. This hospital is located in a community with a state university, and serves as a clinical practice setting for AD, BS and MS nursing education. Using an instrument developed for a previous study, we assessed the knowledge, skills and attitudes of nursing personnel regarding EBP. Subsequently, we implemented a set of EBP organizational supports and evaluated the effects of these supports one year later. We found a significant increase in respondent knowledge about EBP (t=-2.894; p=0.005). Significant differences were also found for nurses with BS and higher degrees and nurses in leadership positions. We also found improved attitudes about EBP, however none were statistically significant. This session focuses upon the organizational supports for nurses that we implemented, which were a combination of on-site education, process teams, and EBP dissemination activities. These supports were woven into the strategic plan for the nursing services department. Our experience supports existing literature on the knowledge and attitudes of nurses regarding EBP. We believe that these organizational supports are applicable to other health care organizations, and may produce similar outcomes.
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.titleStrategies to Promote Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (EBP) in a Rural Community Hospitalen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147367-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Strategies to Promote Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (EBP) in a Rural Community Hospital</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">Munroe, Donna J., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Northern Illinois University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dmunroe@niu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Pamela M. Duffy, RN, BSN, MBA, MSMOB; Cheryl Fisher, RN, MS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Nurse administrators seeking magnet recognition recognize that evidence-based practice (EBP) must be ?usual and customary? nursing activity within his/her organization. These nursing leaders seek to develop and implement strategies to educate, stimulate and support nursing personnel in the identification of clinical nursing issues and the search for evidence-based nursing interventions to address these issues. The literature describes positive attitudes toward research, nurses in leadership positions, and organizational supports as factors that encourage EBP and research utilization. The purpose of this project was to assess and enhance the EBP knowledge, skills and attitudes of nursing personnel in a rural hospital setting. This hospital is located in a community with a state university, and serves as a clinical practice setting for AD, BS and MS nursing education. Using an instrument developed for a previous study, we assessed the knowledge, skills and attitudes of nursing personnel regarding EBP. Subsequently, we implemented a set of EBP organizational supports and evaluated the effects of these supports one year later. We found a significant increase in respondent knowledge about EBP (t=-2.894; p=0.005). Significant differences were also found for nurses with BS and higher degrees and nurses in leadership positions. We also found improved attitudes about EBP, however none were statistically significant. This session focuses upon the organizational supports for nurses that we implemented, which were a combination of on-site education, process teams, and EBP dissemination activities. These supports were woven into the strategic plan for the nursing services department. Our experience supports existing literature on the knowledge and attitudes of nurses regarding EBP. We believe that these organizational supports are applicable to other health care organizations, and may produce similar outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:31:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:31:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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