A Story of Success: Teaching Evidence-Based Practice using an Inquiry-Based Approach

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153937
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Presentation
Title:
A Story of Success: Teaching Evidence-Based Practice using an Inquiry-Based Approach
Abstract:
A Story of Success: Teaching Evidence-Based Practice using an Inquiry-Based Approach
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Roe, Elizabeth, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Saginaw Valley State University
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing
Co-Authors:Sally A. Decker, PhD, RN; Sue Garpiel, RN, C, MN, IBCLC
[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] For twenty years, undergraduate nursing students at Saginaw Valley State University and nurses in local and international agencies have collaborated on projects which have changed from a research utilization to an Evidence Based Practice (EBP) approach as nursing?s understanding of critical thinking in clinical practice has evolved. Nursing students develop critical thinking, information literacy, and understanding of the types of evidence using an inquiry-based approach. An inquiry-based approach is related to critical thinking in that it makes visible how to engage in higher level information processing to guide practice. This approach requires the students to consider the culture, capacity, and infrastructure within the agencies, all which are important to EBP. It also requires consideration of the relevance and level of the information. A specific project utilizing an inquiry-based approach in an undergraduate communication and critical thinking course will be described. During the first step of the project, nurses in the agencies identify practice concerns. Next, the students formulate questions using the PICO format that allows them to find appropriate information in the literature while maintaining clinical relevance. They then collect and evaluate information from a wide variety of sources using an evidence rating system. Finally, the students make practice recommendations and get feedback from the agency nurses on fit to the setting, current practice, and feasibility. This inquiry-based approach helps students see the relevance of evidence to practice and communicate with the agencies. It has the advantage of helping agency nurses keep informed on the literature related to their intervention and helps them develop mentoring skills with the students. This project also increases communication between the University and health care agencies. In addition, it is clear from the student comments, presentations and documentation that they value the inquiry-based approach; a valuable approach to inform their nursing practice.
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.titleA Story of Success: Teaching Evidence-Based Practice using an Inquiry-Based Approachen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153937-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Story of Success: Teaching Evidence-Based Practice using an Inquiry-Based 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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Roe, Elizabeth, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Saginaw Valley State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">eroe@svsu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sally A. Decker, PhD, RN; Sue Garpiel, RN, C, MN, IBCLC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] For twenty years, undergraduate nursing students at Saginaw Valley State University and nurses in local and international agencies have collaborated on projects which have changed from a research utilization to an Evidence Based Practice (EBP) approach as nursing?s understanding of critical thinking in clinical practice has evolved. Nursing students develop critical thinking, information literacy, and understanding of the types of evidence using an inquiry-based approach. An inquiry-based approach is related to critical thinking in that it makes visible how to engage in higher level information processing to guide practice. This approach requires the students to consider the culture, capacity, and infrastructure within the agencies, all which are important to EBP. It also requires consideration of the relevance and level of the information. A specific project utilizing an inquiry-based approach in an undergraduate communication and critical thinking course will be described. During the first step of the project, nurses in the agencies identify practice concerns. Next, the students formulate questions using the PICO format that allows them to find appropriate information in the literature while maintaining clinical relevance. They then collect and evaluate information from a wide variety of sources using an evidence rating system. Finally, the students make practice recommendations and get feedback from the agency nurses on fit to the setting, current practice, and feasibility. This inquiry-based approach helps students see the relevance of evidence to practice and communicate with the agencies. It has the advantage of helping agency nurses keep informed on the literature related to their intervention and helps them develop mentoring skills with the students. This project also increases communication between the University and health care agencies. In addition, it is clear from the student comments, presentations and documentation that they value the inquiry-based approach; a valuable approach to inform their nursing practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:37:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:37:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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