Exploring Nurses' Experiences with the Implementation of a Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Protocol

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151259
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Presentation
Title:
Exploring Nurses' Experiences with the Implementation of a Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Protocol
Abstract:
Exploring Nurses' Experiences with the Implementation of a Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Protocol
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Emed, Jessica D., RN, BSc(N), MSc(A)
P.I. Institution Name:Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital
Title:Clinical Nurse Specialist
Co-Authors:Lyndsay J. Hodgson, BSc
[Research Presentation] Introduction: There is increasing emphasis on the implementation of evidence-based protocols in healthcare, and frequently, evaluation of this process is based on quantitative data or focuses on the incidence of medical outcomes. Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, is a potentially life-threatening condition that is highly preventable, and there is strong research evidence supporting the implementation of VTE prophylaxis protocols. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to better understand nurses' experiences with the implementation of a multidisciplinary, evidence-based VTE prophylaxis protocol. Method: A qualitative descriptive design was used with semi-structured, individual interviews. Nurses from acute medical units who had worked for at least six months prior to implementation were eligible. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim. Content analysis was performed on an ongoing basis throughout data collection and was validated with the coauthor. Preliminary Results: Six nurses from three units were interviewed so far, with varying lengths of education (diploma, degree) and nursing experience (2-27 yrs). A number of main themes are suggested from the interviews: articulating the nursing role, using the protocol for patient advocacy, collaborating with other professionals, leadership and being a unit champion, and what constitutes a useful protocol. Barriers and facilitators to protocol implementation were identified and discussed, as well as recommendations for promoting the application of the protocol in nursing practice. Conclusion: In a context of protocol implementation, these study findings support the leadership of staff nurses in every step, from protocol development through implementation and evaluation. Further, qualitative data can provide valuable insights into the experience of protocol implementation, as well as more comprehensive information regarding barriers and facilitators to the implementation process.
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.titleExploring Nurses' Experiences with the Implementation of a Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Protocolen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151259-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Exploring Nurses' Experiences with the Implementation of a Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Protocol</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">Emed, Jessica D., RN, BSc(N), MSc(A)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jessica.emed@mcgill.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lyndsay J. Hodgson, BSc</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Introduction: There is increasing emphasis on the implementation of evidence-based protocols in healthcare, and frequently, evaluation of this process is based on quantitative data or focuses on the incidence of medical outcomes. Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, is a potentially life-threatening condition that is highly preventable, and there is strong research evidence supporting the implementation of VTE prophylaxis protocols. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to better understand nurses' experiences with the implementation of a multidisciplinary, evidence-based VTE prophylaxis protocol. Method: A qualitative descriptive design was used with semi-structured, individual interviews. Nurses from acute medical units who had worked for at least six months prior to implementation were eligible. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim. Content analysis was performed on an ongoing basis throughout data collection and was validated with the coauthor. Preliminary Results: Six nurses from three units were interviewed so far, with varying lengths of education (diploma, degree) and nursing experience (2-27 yrs). A number of main themes are suggested from the interviews: articulating the nursing role, using the protocol for patient advocacy, collaborating with other professionals, leadership and being a unit champion, and what constitutes a useful protocol. Barriers and facilitators to protocol implementation were identified and discussed, as well as recommendations for promoting the application of the protocol in nursing practice. Conclusion: In a context of protocol implementation, these study findings support the leadership of staff nurses in every step, from protocol development through implementation and evaluation. Further, qualitative data can provide valuable insights into the experience of protocol implementation, as well as more comprehensive information regarding barriers and facilitators to the implementation process.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:56:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:56:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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