Evidence-Based Knowledge Transfer through the Use of Technology: Supporting Clients on Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151093
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Presentation
Title:
Evidence-Based Knowledge Transfer through the Use of Technology: Supporting Clients on Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)
Abstract:
Evidence-Based Knowledge Transfer through the Use of Technology: Supporting Clients on Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:McConnell, Heather, RN, BScN, MA(Ed)
P.I. Institution Name:Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Title:Associate Director
Co-Authors:Irmajean Bajnok, RN, MSN, PhD; Frederick Go, RN, MScN
21st INRC[Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Increasingly, healthcare organizations are embracing technology as an innovative medium to support uptake of Evidence-Based practices. Strategic use of information and communication technologies has the power to facilitate knowledge transfer, further enhancing nurses' knowledge, skills and competencies and ultimately improving patient outcomes.   In order to assist nurses in better understanding Evidence-Based strategies in caring for persons with opioid dependency, a provincial nursing association in Canada is utilizing multiple communication technologies to disseminate and support the uptake of practice recommendations outlined in the clinical practice guideline, Supporting Clients on Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT).  In order to meet the demand for Evidence-Based resources to inform care for this often marginalized patient population, a multi-pronged strategy involving a range of methodologies is being employed to support knowledge transfer.  These include: Interactive webinars to disseminate Evidence-Based MMT recommendations to the nursing community. An interactive, web-based e-learning program that acts as a self-directed educational resource for nurses regarding the social determinants of health, harm reduction strategies, addictions and caring for clients on MMT. A Virtual Speaker's Bureau, available online, to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and practice experiences by recognized nurse experts in this area of specialty practice. The creation of web-based decision trees for use on Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) devices to bring evidence and clinical practice support to nurses at the point of care. Organizations can take advantage of technology to support nurses as knowledge professionals and promote evidence informed practice.  The technological modalities described above can provide opportunities for nurses to gain the knowledge and skill necessary to provide quality care to individuals in MMT.
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.titleEvidence-Based Knowledge Transfer through the Use of Technology: Supporting Clients on Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151093-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evidence-Based Knowledge Transfer through the Use of Technology: Supporting Clients on Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McConnell, Heather, RN, BScN, MA(Ed)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Director</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hmcconnell@rnao.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Irmajean Bajnok, RN, MSN, PhD; Frederick Go, RN, MScN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC[Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Increasingly, healthcare organizations are embracing technology as an innovative medium to support uptake of Evidence-Based practices. Strategic use of information and communication technologies has the power to facilitate knowledge transfer, further enhancing nurses' knowledge, skills and competencies and ultimately improving patient outcomes.&nbsp; &nbsp;In order to assist nurses in better understanding Evidence-Based strategies in caring for persons with opioid dependency, a provincial nursing association in Canada is utilizing multiple communication technologies to disseminate and support the uptake of practice recommendations outlined in the clinical practice guideline, Supporting Clients on Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT).&nbsp; In order to meet the demand for Evidence-Based resources to inform care for this often marginalized patient population, a multi-pronged strategy involving a range of methodologies is being employed to support knowledge transfer.&nbsp; These include: Interactive webinars to disseminate Evidence-Based MMT recommendations to the nursing community. An interactive, web-based e-learning program that acts as a self-directed educational resource for nurses regarding the social determinants of health, harm reduction strategies, addictions and caring for clients on MMT. A Virtual Speaker's Bureau, available online, to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and practice experiences by recognized nurse experts in this area of specialty practice. The creation of web-based decision trees for use on Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) devices to bring evidence and clinical practice support to nurses at the point of care. Organizations can take advantage of technology to support nurses as knowledge professionals and promote evidence informed practice.&nbsp; The technological modalities described above can provide opportunities for nurses to gain the knowledge and skill necessary to provide quality care to individuals in MMT.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:51:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:51:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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