An Offer That Cannot Be Refused: The Evidence for Information Literacy Competency in Nursing Education and Practice

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150629
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Presentation
Title:
An Offer That Cannot Be Refused: The Evidence for Information Literacy Competency in Nursing Education and Practice
Abstract:
An Offer That Cannot Be Refused: The Evidence for Information Literacy Competency in Nursing Education and Practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Pierce, Susan T., RN, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing
Co-Authors:Annelle Tanner, RN, EdD
Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is ?the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of the most up-to-date, best evidence in making clinical decisions about the care of individual patients which requires consistent application as the patient?s circumstances and preferences warrant?  (Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group, 1992, p.2420). The Institute of Medicine (2002), in response to its? 2001 report identifying the extent of medical errors in healthcare delivery, called for the application of EBP by healthcare providers to reduce error, improve care quality, and enhance patient safety. A conundrum exists between the assumption of information literacy (IL) competency and the expectation for conducting EBP. The ability of nurses to meet this practice standard is jeopardized by the gap in their knowledge and skills for locating the best evidence. The purpose of this presentation is two-fold: (1) to describe the state of IL competency of nurses and nursing students based on a national descriptive study (Pravikoff, Pierce & Tanner, 2005) that validates findings of several regional studies ( Pierce, 2000; Tanner, 2000) and (2) to increase awareness of the nursing profession?s need to be aggressively proactive in improving IL competency and establishing EBP. At the conclusion of the presentation, participants should be able to: Recognize the relationship between IL and EBP, Question the state of IL within their own organizations, Identify a tool for assessing IL and readiness for EBP in their own environments, and Discuss the value of including evidence-based resources in information systems. A challenge was issued to attendees to assess their respective workplaces and address IL competency development and EBP among healthcare providers. This approach is critical for educational programs to ensure that students internalize IL and EBP as ?what nurses and other healthcare professionals do.? A professional blitz is needed to raise the bar for IL competency.
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.titleAn Offer That Cannot Be Refused: The Evidence for Information Literacy Competency in Nursing Education and Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150629-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An Offer That Cannot Be Refused: The Evidence for Information Literacy Competency in Nursing Education and Practice</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pierce, Susan T., RN, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Northwestern State University of Louisiana</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pierces@nsula.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Annelle Tanner, RN, EdD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is ?the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of the most up-to-date, best evidence in making clinical decisions about the care of individual patients which requires consistent application as the patient?s circumstances and preferences warrant?&nbsp; (Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group, 1992, p.2420). The Institute of Medicine (2002), in response to its? 2001 report identifying the extent of medical errors in healthcare delivery, called for the application of EBP by healthcare providers to reduce error, improve care quality, and enhance patient safety. A conundrum exists between the assumption of information literacy (IL) competency and the expectation for conducting EBP. The ability of nurses to meet this practice standard is jeopardized by the gap in their knowledge and skills for locating the best evidence. The purpose of this presentation is two-fold: (1) to describe the state of IL competency of nurses and nursing students based on a national descriptive study (Pravikoff, Pierce &amp; Tanner, 2005) that validates findings of several regional studies ( Pierce, 2000; Tanner, 2000) and (2) to increase awareness of the nursing profession?s need to be aggressively proactive in improving IL competency and establishing EBP. At the conclusion of the presentation, participants should be able to: Recognize the relationship between IL and EBP, Question the state of IL within their own organizations, Identify a tool for assessing IL and readiness for EBP in their own environments, and Discuss the value of including evidence-based resources in information systems. A challenge was issued to attendees to assess their respective workplaces and address IL competency development and EBP among healthcare providers. This approach is critical for educational programs to ensure that students internalize IL and EBP as ?what nurses and other healthcare professionals do.? A professional blitz is needed to raise the bar for IL competency.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:38:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:38:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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