Working Together Toward Excellence in Resident Care: Supporting Evidence Informed Practice in the Long-Term Care Sector

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152189
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Presentation
Title:
Working Together Toward Excellence in Resident Care: Supporting Evidence Informed Practice in the Long-Term Care Sector
Abstract:
Working Together Toward Excellence in Resident Care: Supporting Evidence Informed Practice in the Long-Term Care Sector
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
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; Josephine Santos, RN, BScN, MN
[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Following a successful pilot project focusing on supporting the uptake of evidence-based practices within the long-term care (LTC) sector, a provincial government has dedicated funding for an initiative that seeks to support long-term care homes in implementing best practices and enhancing the quality of resident care.  The benefits of this initiative include improved delivery of effective care to residents; capacity building in the LTC sector; promotion of interdisciplinary knowledge transfer; utilization of evidence-based decision making in professional practice; and, improvement in work environments.  The guiding framework for this innovative program includes strategies directed towards: raising awareness; engagement; capacity development; guideline implementation; integration and evaluation.  A team of LTC Best Practice Coordinators support the implementation efforts of LTC homes at the local and regional level, while linkages to the provincial mandate and other initiatives are coordinated centrally. This initiative has resulted in the establishment of networks for sharing successes (Communities of Practice), the building of expertise by promoting and supporting knowledge transfer, the creation and sharing of educational resources and the promotion of collaboration with other networks and quality improvement initiatives.   This presentation will share key success stories of how the LTC Best Practice Initiative is impacting on the long-term care sector as it fosters the development of evidence informed practice and resident care.
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.titleWorking Together Toward Excellence in Resident Care: Supporting Evidence Informed Practice in the Long-Term Care Sectoren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152189-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Working Together Toward Excellence in Resident Care: Supporting Evidence Informed Practice in the Long-Term Care Sector</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">2009</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; Josephine Santos, RN, BScN, MN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] Following a successful pilot project focusing on supporting the uptake of evidence-based practices within the long-term care (LTC) sector, a provincial government has dedicated funding for an initiative that seeks to support long-term care homes in implementing best practices and enhancing the quality of resident care.&nbsp; The benefits of this initiative include improved delivery of effective care to residents; capacity building in the LTC sector; promotion of interdisciplinary knowledge transfer; utilization of evidence-based decision making in professional practice; and, improvement in work environments.&nbsp; The guiding framework for this innovative program includes strategies directed towards: raising awareness; engagement; capacity development; guideline implementation; integration and evaluation.&nbsp;&nbsp;A team of LTC Best Practice Coordinators support the implementation efforts of LTC homes at the local and regional level, while linkages to the provincial mandate and other initiatives are coordinated centrally. This initiative has resulted in the establishment of networks for sharing successes (Communities of Practice), the building of expertise by promoting and supporting knowledge transfer, the creation and sharing of educational resources and the promotion of collaboration with other networks and quality improvement initiatives. &nbsp; This presentation will share key success stories of how the LTC Best Practice Initiative is impacting on the long-term care sector as it fosters the development of evidence informed practice and resident care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:27:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:27:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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