The Clinical Scholar Model: Building Capacity in a Pediatric Facility

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148848
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Presentation
Title:
The Clinical Scholar Model: Building Capacity in a Pediatric Facility
Abstract:
The Clinical Scholar Model: Building Capacity in a Pediatric Facility
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Brewer, Melanie, DNSc, RN, FNP
P.I. Institution Name:Phoenix Children's Hospital
Title:Director of Clinical Outcomes and Nursing Research
[Symposium clinical presentation] Aim: To develop a cadre of Clinical Scholars to promote and implement clinical research and evidence-based practice in a tertiary pediatric facility. Approach:  In May of 2006, a cooperative agreement between the local university and the pediatric hospital was concurred to promote the conduct of clinical research and the use of evidence by the point of care nurses in the pediatric facility. The clinical managers and the Director of Clinical Outcomes and Nursing Research selected the first cadre of Clinical Scholars based on their clinical expertise and interest in furthering their education and experience with research and the use of evidence to participate in the first workshop series completed in December, 2006.  Facilitators and mentors for the first cadre of Clinical Scholars were selected from among advanced practice nurses in the facility.  Outcomes:  Sixteen interdisciplinary staff started the Clinical Scholar program; 50% completed the series with attrition related to work schedules, individual decisions of inadequate basic education (ADN), and lack clinical manager support.  The facilitators attended sporadically.  Positive outcomes include two clinical research studies (one internally funded) and two evidence-based practice projects.  A second series with participants selected through an application process will be finished in June, 2007, with initial commitment already more apparent. Plans for a Collaborative Evidence-based Practice education program between pediatric residents and point of care nurses has been proposed.  Comparison of the processes and outcomes between the two series of workshops will be presented.  Conclusions and Implications for Practice and Research:  Several challenges to changing from a traditional model of care to a learning model were identified.  Adequate staffing, management support, and professional commitment are predictors of success.  A translation research study is needed to identify explicit structures and processes that foster positive evidence-based and research outcomes for direct care providers.
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 Clinical Scholar Model: Building Capacity in a Pediatric Facilityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148848-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Clinical Scholar Model: Building Capacity in a Pediatric Facility</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Brewer, Melanie, DNSc, RN, FNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Phoenix Children's Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director of Clinical Outcomes and Nursing Research</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">melanie.brewer@asu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Symposium clinical presentation] Aim: To develop a cadre of Clinical Scholars to promote and implement clinical research and evidence-based practice in a tertiary pediatric facility. Approach:&nbsp; In May of 2006, a cooperative agreement between the local university and the pediatric hospital was concurred to promote the conduct of clinical research and the use of evidence by the point of care nurses in the pediatric facility. The clinical managers and the Director of Clinical Outcomes and Nursing Research selected the first cadre of Clinical Scholars based on their clinical expertise and interest in furthering their education and experience with research and the use of evidence to participate in the first workshop series completed in December, 2006.&nbsp; Facilitators and mentors for the first cadre of Clinical Scholars were selected from among advanced practice nurses in the facility.&nbsp; Outcomes: &nbsp;Sixteen interdisciplinary staff started the Clinical Scholar program; 50% completed the series with attrition related to work schedules, individual decisions of inadequate basic education (ADN), and lack clinical manager support.&nbsp; The facilitators attended sporadically.&nbsp; Positive outcomes include two clinical research studies (one internally funded) and two evidence-based practice projects.&nbsp; A second series with participants selected through an application process will be finished in June, 2007, with initial commitment already more apparent. Plans for a Collaborative Evidence-based Practice education program between pediatric residents and point of care nurses has been proposed.&nbsp; Comparison of the processes and outcomes between the two series of workshops will be presented.&nbsp; Conclusions and Implications for Practice and Research:&nbsp; Several challenges to changing from a traditional model of care to a learning model were identified.&nbsp; Adequate staffing, management support, and professional commitment are predictors of success.&nbsp; A translation research study is needed to identify explicit structures and processes that foster positive evidence-based and research outcomes for direct care providers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:51:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:51:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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