Implementation of Evidence-Based Nursing at the Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands: A Three Component Approach

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Implementation of Evidence-Based Nursing at the Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands: A Three Component Approach
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Implementation of Evidence-Based Nursing at the Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands: A Three Component Approach
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Maassen, Susanne, RN, MSc
P.I. Institution Name:Erasmus MC
Title:Nursing scientist
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Evidence-based Practice Presentation] Implementation of Evidence Based Nursing (EBN) on nursing wards is considered a challenge. Research shows that nurses experience barriers to EBN on individual and organizational level (Brown, et al., 2008; Koehn & Lehman, 2007; Pravikoff, et al., 2005). Individual barriers most frequently named are lack of knowledge on how to search for information and how to critically appraise information. The number one organizational barrier is lack of time for EBN during working hours. Brown et al (2008) also identifies as an organizational barrier to successful implementation of EBN a lack of autonomy among nurses themselves to influence evidence-based improvements in care.
At the Erasmus MC a three component approach is used to implement EBN. The first component is a new developed training program. The purpose of the program meets the need for knowledge about the principles and methods of EBN. The program is characterized by a low threshold approach, a fixed structure and adequate supervision by nursing scholars. There are also several modules available which match the skills that nurses already possess. At the same time, the second component is positive stimulation from the organization for the promotion of EBN. This includes a grant program through which nurses are able to create time for their EBN project. Finally as the third component, nurses of the Erasmus MC themselves are working on their own position and autonomy by association and sharing knowledge.
 The three components provide for both individual and organizational barriers that nurses experience regarding EBN. All components are evaluated positively  in qualitative evaluations and the implementation is considered successful. But the assurance is still a challenge. Points of interest lie in creating time without grants and changing the culture in which EBN is considered as a normal part of the daily nursing routine.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
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Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleImplementation of Evidence-Based Nursing at the Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands: A Three Component Approachen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151965-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Implementation of Evidence-Based Nursing at the Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands:&nbsp;A Three Component Approach</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Maassen, Susanne, RN, MSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Erasmus MC</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing scientist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">s.maassen@erasmusmc.nl</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Evidence-based Practice Presentation] Implementation of Evidence Based Nursing (EBN) on nursing wards is considered a challenge. Research shows that nurses experience barriers to EBN on individual and organizational level (Brown, et al., 2008; Koehn &amp; Lehman, 2007; Pravikoff, et al., 2005). Individual barriers most frequently named are lack of knowledge on how to search for information and how to critically appraise information. The number one organizational barrier is lack of time for EBN during working hours. Brown et al (2008) also identifies as an organizational barrier to successful implementation of EBN a lack of autonomy among nurses themselves to influence evidence-based improvements in care. <br/>At the Erasmus MC a three component approach is used to implement EBN. The first component is a new developed training program. The purpose of the program meets the need for knowledge about the principles and methods of EBN. The program is characterized by a low threshold approach, a fixed structure and adequate supervision by nursing scholars. There are also several modules available which match the skills that nurses already possess. At the same time, the second component is positive stimulation from the organization for the promotion of EBN. This includes a grant program through which nurses are able to create time for their EBN project. Finally as the third component, nurses of the Erasmus MC themselves are working on their own position and autonomy by association and sharing knowledge. <br/>&nbsp;The three components provide for both individual and organizational barriers that nurses experience regarding EBN. All components are evaluated positively &nbsp;in qualitative evaluations and the implementation is considered successful. But the assurance is still a challenge. Points of interest lie in creating time without grants and changing the culture in which EBN is considered as a normal part of the daily nursing routine.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:19:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:19:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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