Nursing Information Literacy for Evidence-Based Practice: Nurse Administrators' View

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154573
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Presentation
Title:
Nursing Information Literacy for Evidence-Based Practice: Nurse Administrators' View
Abstract:
Nursing Information Literacy for Evidence-Based Practice: Nurse Administrators' View
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Pierce, Susan T., RN, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing
Co-Authors:Annelle Tanner, RN, EdD; Diane Pravikoff, RN, PhD, FAAN
Objective for the study: 1. Based on Information Literacy characteristics, to what extent are nurses prepared for Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)? 2. What gaps in nurses’ information-seeking exist relative to (a) awareness of information needed, (b) information resources utilized, and (c) availability and ability to access electronic resources for EBP? Design: Needs assessment utilizing descriptive design. Population: All registered nurses licensed to practice in the United States Sample: Stratified random sample representing all geographic regions Years: Data collected Fall, 2003; data analysis will be completed by May, 2004. Variables: The six research variables examined include: (a) awareness of need for evidence-based information; (b) identification of information needed for EBP; (c) ability and availability to electronically search for information; (d) application of electronic information-seeking processes; (e) information resources used; (f) purposes for information retrieved. Methods: Mailed survey incorporating Dillman’s Total Design Method Findings: The current study provides descriptive information about nurses in their practice environments related to: (a) frequency of seeking information; (b) availability of information resources, electronic and print; (c) access to information resources; (d) adequacy of information resources; (e) skills for and use of research and practice information; and (f) level of familiarity with EBP. Conclusions: Findings will reflect nurse administrators’ perceptions of nurses’ information literacy skills, knowledge, needs, and gaps in information resource access and utilization, as well as organizational issues that impede implementation of EBP. Implications: Outcomes of the study have implications for organizational infrastructure, nursing continuing education and basic nurse education. The Institute of Medicine (2002) identified EBP as a primary means for enhancing patient safety and improving quality and efficiency of practice. Gaps in nurses’ information literacy knowledge, skills, and access to information resources must be addressed for nurses to be able to identify, retrieve, and utilize research information in clinical decision-making and enhanced patient outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing Information Literacy for Evidence-Based Practice: Nurse Administrators' Viewen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154573-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing Information Literacy for Evidence-Based Practice: Nurse Administrators' View</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 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pierce, Susan T., RN, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Northwestern State University of Louisiana</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">pierces@nsula.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Annelle Tanner, RN, EdD; Diane Pravikoff, RN, PhD, FAAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective for the study: 1. Based on Information Literacy characteristics, to what extent are nurses prepared for Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)? 2. What gaps in nurses&rsquo; information-seeking exist relative to (a) awareness of information needed, (b) information resources utilized, and (c) availability and ability to access electronic resources for EBP? Design: Needs assessment utilizing descriptive design. Population: All registered nurses licensed to practice in the United States Sample: Stratified random sample representing all geographic regions Years: Data collected Fall, 2003; data analysis will be completed by May, 2004. Variables: The six research variables examined include: (a) awareness of need for evidence-based information; (b) identification of information needed for EBP; (c) ability and availability to electronically search for information; (d) application of electronic information-seeking processes; (e) information resources used; (f) purposes for information retrieved. Methods: Mailed survey incorporating Dillman&rsquo;s Total Design Method Findings: The current study provides descriptive information about nurses in their practice environments related to: (a) frequency of seeking information; (b) availability of information resources, electronic and print; (c) access to information resources; (d) adequacy of information resources; (e) skills for and use of research and practice information; and (f) level of familiarity with EBP. Conclusions: Findings will reflect nurse administrators&rsquo; perceptions of nurses&rsquo; information literacy skills, knowledge, needs, and gaps in information resource access and utilization, as well as organizational issues that impede implementation of EBP. Implications: Outcomes of the study have implications for organizational infrastructure, nursing continuing education and basic nurse education. The Institute of Medicine (2002) identified EBP as a primary means for enhancing patient safety and improving quality and efficiency of practice. Gaps in nurses&rsquo; information literacy knowledge, skills, and access to information resources must be addressed for nurses to be able to identify, retrieve, and utilize research information in clinical decision-making and enhanced patient outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:06:23Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:06:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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