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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152506
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Charting the Course for Nursing Practice
Abstract:
Charting the Course for Nursing Practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 21, 2004
Author:Haas, Barbara Kay, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Texas at Tyler
Title:associate professor
Co-Authors:Gloria Duke, PhD, RN; Gayle Varnell, PhD, CPNP, RN; Anne DeWitt, MSN, RN
Objectives: This project had three major objectives: (1) to introduce evidence-based practice (EBP) to university faculty and acute care nurses unfamiliar with the concept, (2) to begin building research teams that involve nurses in academia and practice, and (3) to evaluate the impact of a novel approach to discussing EBP on nurses knowledge and attitudes. Design: This study used a pre-test, posttest design. Population: Fifty-eight university nursing faculty and registered nurse managers and educators from a rural health care facility participated in the initial phase of the project. Concept: Many nurses are intimidated by the concept of research and have had little or no formal education in the research process and EBP. Successful EBP initiatives benefit from collaboration between academic and practice settings. Methods: Participants completed a questionnaire on EBP prior to the beginning of the workshop. Using a nautical theme and setting, the participants were asked to complete ‘passports’ and were given ‘boarding passes’ to attend an all-day workshop. Skits, shipwrecks, and treasure maps were utilized throughout the day to represent various stages of EBP. Posttests were distributed three months after the workshop. Findings: Evaluations of the workshop were overwhelmingly positive. Analyses of the pre- and posttests are currently in progress. Conclusions: The use of fun, innovative methods in a relaxing setting help make the transition to EBP less frightening. The impact of this approach on nurses’ knowledge and attitudes is still being evaluated and will be available early spring, 2004. Implications: Support from nurse leaders is critical to the success of introducing EBP to nurses unfamiliar with the concept. Future programs will be conducted with other agencies if final analyses support the positive impact of this innovative program on nurses’ attitudes and knowledge about EBP. Additional programs to facilitate incorporation of EBP will also be developed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
21-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCharting the Course for Nursing Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152506-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Charting the Course for Nursing Practice</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 21, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Haas, Barbara Kay, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Texas at Tyler</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">associate professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bhaas@mail.uttyl.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Gloria Duke, PhD, RN; Gayle Varnell, PhD, CPNP, RN; Anne DeWitt, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objectives: This project had three major objectives: (1) to introduce evidence-based practice (EBP) to university faculty and acute care nurses unfamiliar with the concept, (2) to begin building research teams that involve nurses in academia and practice, and (3) to evaluate the impact of a novel approach to discussing EBP on nurses knowledge and attitudes. Design: This study used a pre-test, posttest design. Population: Fifty-eight university nursing faculty and registered nurse managers and educators from a rural health care facility participated in the initial phase of the project. Concept: Many nurses are intimidated by the concept of research and have had little or no formal education in the research process and EBP. Successful EBP initiatives benefit from collaboration between academic and practice settings. Methods: Participants completed a questionnaire on EBP prior to the beginning of the workshop. Using a nautical theme and setting, the participants were asked to complete &lsquo;passports&rsquo; and were given &lsquo;boarding passes&rsquo; to attend an all-day workshop. Skits, shipwrecks, and treasure maps were utilized throughout the day to represent various stages of EBP. Posttests were distributed three months after the workshop. Findings: Evaluations of the workshop were overwhelmingly positive. Analyses of the pre- and posttests are currently in progress. Conclusions: The use of fun, innovative methods in a relaxing setting help make the transition to EBP less frightening. The impact of this approach on nurses&rsquo; knowledge and attitudes is still being evaluated and will be available early spring, 2004. Implications: Support from nurse leaders is critical to the success of introducing EBP to nurses unfamiliar with the concept. Future programs will be conducted with other agencies if final analyses support the positive impact of this innovative program on nurses&rsquo; attitudes and knowledge about EBP. Additional programs to facilitate incorporation of EBP will also be developed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:38:50Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-21en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:38:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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