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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154202
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adding Evidence to Policies: Investigation and Collaboration
Abstract:
Adding Evidence to Policies: Investigation and Collaboration
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Hamilton, Scott Edward, BA, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Lehigh Valley Hospital
Title:RN
[Research Presentation] Background: Evidence Based Practice [EBP] is the use of current evidence to improve patient outcomes. Our institution required departments to find evidence to support all hospital administration policies; we took on the challenge of blood administration. Despite its complexity, it challenged the department research team to learn the practice of evidence based medicine and to become a resource for future EBP within our department.áEvidence was obtained from primary and secondary literature searches and hospital experts in different disciplines.á Methods: An initial literature search using multiple databases yielded no random control trials [RCT] or systematic reviews (Level 1 evidence).á Additional research was obtained from a variety of hospital experts, committees, and departments including the hospital Transfusion Committee, Infectious Disease, Trauma, and Anesthesia. A hospital created áEBP practice toolkit, a step by step guide, was used to assist in reviewing and revising the clinical policy. Reviewed data was recommended for incorporation into the hospital policy and procedures manual, including an order for total fluid volume during blood administration via CAPOE [Computer Assisted Physician Order Entry] to maximize patient safety.áResults: The most recent Level 1 or Level 2 evidence is from the 1980s, so we relied on expert opinion from different disciplines to support the new policies.á One major resource included the institutionÆs Transfusion Committee, representing physicians, nursing, blood bank, and risk management to name a few.áThis committee oversees all transfusions, reviews all relevant literature, and adopts policy accordingly.áSummary/Conclusion: Minimal literature was found that could be applied to clinical practice, requiringámore extensive research analysis and additional collaboration.á Most of the evidence was provided by interdisciplinary experts both on site and within the literature. The results obtained from the experts showed concrete evidence supporting clinical policy.á Future recommendations include further research in the areas of blood administration.
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.titleAdding Evidence to Policies: Investigation and Collaborationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154202-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Adding Evidence to Policies: Investigation and Collaboration</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hamilton, Scott Edward, BA, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Lehigh Valley Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">RN</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Scott.Hamilton@LVH.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Background: Evidence Based Practice [EBP] is the use of current evidence to improve patient outcomes. Our institution required departments to find evidence to support all hospital administration policies; we took on the challenge of blood administration. Despite its complexity, it challenged the department research team to learn the practice of evidence based medicine and to become a resource for future EBP within our department.&aacute;Evidence was obtained from primary and secondary literature searches and hospital experts in different disciplines.&aacute; Methods: An initial literature search using multiple databases yielded no random control trials [RCT] or systematic reviews (Level 1 evidence).&aacute; Additional research was obtained from a variety of hospital experts, committees, and departments including the hospital Transfusion Committee, Infectious Disease, Trauma, and Anesthesia. A hospital created &aacute;EBP practice toolkit, a step by step guide, was used to assist in reviewing and revising the clinical policy. Reviewed data was recommended for incorporation into the hospital policy and procedures manual, including an order for total fluid volume during blood administration via CAPOE [Computer Assisted Physician Order Entry] to maximize patient safety.&aacute;Results: The most recent Level 1 or Level 2 evidence is from the 1980s, so we relied on expert opinion from different disciplines to support the new policies.&aacute; One major resource included the institution&AElig;s Transfusion Committee, representing physicians, nursing, blood bank, and risk management to name a few.&aacute;This committee oversees all transfusions, reviews all relevant literature, and adopts policy accordingly.&aacute;Summary/Conclusion: Minimal literature was found that could be applied to clinical practice, requiring&aacute;more extensive research analysis and additional collaboration.&aacute; Most of the evidence was provided by interdisciplinary experts both on site and within the literature. The results obtained from the experts showed concrete evidence supporting clinical policy.&aacute; Future recommendations include further research in the areas of blood administration.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:49:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:49:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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