Creating an Evidence-Based Nursing Environment Through the Development of a Research Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153425
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Presentation
Title:
Creating an Evidence-Based Nursing Environment Through the Development of a Research Program
Abstract:
Creating an Evidence-Based Nursing Environment Through the Development of a Research Program
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Topolovec-Vranic, Jane C., BSc, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:St. Michael's Hospital
Title:Research Coordinator
Co-Authors:Amanda White McFarlan, RN, BA
Background: Research and the implementation of evidence-based practice is expected and encouraged at academic teaching hospitals. The impact of staff knowledge and familiarity with research can have a beneficial effect on the patient outcomes and safety. Nurses who are better educated about research and evidence-based practice are better advocates for their patients at the bedside. Objectives: In the Trauma and Neurosurgery (TNS) Program of a large, inner-city, academic teaching hospital, education-based strategies were used to: familiarize staff with research based practice; facilitate the development and conduct of nursing-based research; and to support research-based practice. Methods: A research team consisting of a non-clinical scientist and a registered nurse provided research-based education through Research Seminars, an intensive Research Workshop and developed Nursing Journal Rounds. The team also established a Research Committee and an internal multi-disciplinary small grant program to provide incentive and financial support for the development of nursing-based research proposals. Through a peer-review process, guidance was also provided to the nursing staff for the development of grant proposals and abstracts for conferences. Results: High turn-out to the Research Seminars was consistently observed with 92.5% of the attendees reporting that the Seminars ômet their expectationsö. In the six month period since the implementation of the education strategies, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of grant applications submitted and approved for funding and in the number abstracts submitted and accepted for conferences. Conclusions: Nursing research and evidence-based practice is enhanced when there is a strong research program. Essential components of such a program include education, personnel support, access to resources, and guidance and leadership. A strong research program enhances an evidence-based nursing environment leading to better patient outcomes and safety, and improved patient and staff satisfaction.
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.titleCreating an Evidence-Based Nursing Environment Through the Development of a Research Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153425-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Creating an Evidence-Based Nursing Environment Through the Development of a Research Program</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Topolovec-Vranic, Jane C., BSc, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">St. Michael's Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Coordinator</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">topolovec-vranicj@smh.toronto.on.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Amanda White McFarlan, RN, BA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Research and the implementation of evidence-based practice is expected and encouraged at academic teaching hospitals. The impact of staff knowledge and familiarity with research can have a beneficial effect on the patient outcomes and safety. Nurses who are better educated about research and evidence-based practice are better advocates for their patients at the bedside. Objectives: In the Trauma and Neurosurgery (TNS) Program of a large, inner-city, academic teaching hospital, education-based strategies were used to: familiarize staff with research based practice; facilitate the development and conduct of nursing-based research; and to support research-based practice. Methods: A research team consisting of a non-clinical scientist and a registered nurse provided research-based education through Research Seminars, an intensive Research Workshop and developed Nursing Journal Rounds. The team also established a Research Committee and an internal multi-disciplinary small grant program to provide incentive and financial support for the development of nursing-based research proposals. Through a peer-review process, guidance was also provided to the nursing staff for the development of grant proposals and abstracts for conferences. Results: High turn-out to the Research Seminars was consistently observed with 92.5% of the attendees reporting that the Seminars &ocirc;met their expectations&ouml;. In the six month period since the implementation of the education strategies, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of grant applications submitted and approved for funding and in the number abstracts submitted and accepted for conferences. Conclusions: Nursing research and evidence-based practice is enhanced when there is a strong research program. Essential components of such a program include education, personnel support, access to resources, and guidance and leadership. A strong research program enhances an evidence-based nursing environment leading to better patient outcomes and safety, and improved patient and staff satisfaction.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:15:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:15:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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