2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151687
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Roadblocks to Research in the Intensive Care Unit
Abstract:
Roadblocks to Research in the Intensive Care Unit
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Palmer, Eileen, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Lehigh Valley Hospital
Title:Staff Nurse
Co-Authors:Vicki Trexler, RN
Objective: To identify the barriers that prevent bedside ICU clinicians from identifying and practicing best evidence. Design: A cross-sectional descriptive study design was used. Population: All beside nurse clinicians in an adult Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit (62 received a survey and 58 returned the completed survey). Concept: An understanding of the bedside nurse population and the perceived barriers that prevent them from participating in research is essential to close the gaps between bedside clinicians and the delivery of evidence-based care. Methods: In January, 2003, participants were given a validated research questionnaire to evaluate their demographics, education, involvement in research, attitudes about research and knowledge barriers to participating in research. These results were compiled and reviewed. An extensive literature search was then performed to better understand the barriers reported by the nurses and how other organizations had addressed these barriers. Results: No literature was found that reported a sustainable program which adequately addressed these barriers. The primary roadblocks reported both in the literature and by the nurses were: 1. Lack of research skills (i.e. searching the literature, asking ‘why’, etc.); 2. Nurses feel isolated from knowledgeable research colleagues, either because they are unavailable or ‘talk a different language’; 3. Nurses have no extra time to participate during their day or outside of work; 4. Nurses feel ‘powerless’ to change practice because it feels ‘daunting’. Conclusions/Implications: Barriers reported by bedside ICU nurses and supported in the literature would need to be effectively addressed in order to develop a sustainable research program.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRoadblocks to Research in the Intensive Care Uniten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151687-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Roadblocks to Research in the Intensive Care Unit</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Palmer, Eileen, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Lehigh Valley Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Staff Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Eileen.Palmer@lvh.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Vicki Trexler, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To identify the barriers that prevent bedside ICU clinicians from identifying and practicing best evidence. Design: A cross-sectional descriptive study design was used. Population: All beside nurse clinicians in an adult Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit (62 received a survey and 58 returned the completed survey). Concept: An understanding of the bedside nurse population and the perceived barriers that prevent them from participating in research is essential to close the gaps between bedside clinicians and the delivery of evidence-based care. Methods: In January, 2003, participants were given a validated research questionnaire to evaluate their demographics, education, involvement in research, attitudes about research and knowledge barriers to participating in research. These results were compiled and reviewed. An extensive literature search was then performed to better understand the barriers reported by the nurses and how other organizations had addressed these barriers. Results: No literature was found that reported a sustainable program which adequately addressed these barriers. The primary roadblocks reported both in the literature and by the nurses were: 1. Lack of research skills (i.e. searching the literature, asking &lsquo;why&rsquo;, etc.); 2. Nurses feel isolated from knowledgeable research colleagues, either because they are unavailable or &lsquo;talk a different language&rsquo;; 3. Nurses have no extra time to participate during their day or outside of work; 4. Nurses feel &lsquo;powerless&rsquo; to change practice because it feels &lsquo;daunting&rsquo;. Conclusions/Implications: Barriers reported by bedside ICU nurses and supported in the literature would need to be effectively addressed in order to develop a sustainable research program.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:10:23Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:10:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.