Implementing Evidenced-Based Practice via Nurse-Lead Research Utilization Committees

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154618
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Presentation
Title:
Implementing Evidenced-Based Practice via Nurse-Lead Research Utilization Committees
Abstract:
Implementing Evidenced-Based Practice via Nurse-Lead Research Utilization Committees
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 21, 2004
Author:Raingruber, Bonnie Jean, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:California State University, Sacramento, and University of California Davis
Title:professor of nursing, clinical nurse scientist
Objective: This presentation focuses on the evolution of three nurse-lead research utilization committees at a teaching hospital. These committees include the acute care, intensive care, and pediatrics research utilization committees. Each committee member participates in training sponsored by the Center for Nursing Research focused on the skills needed to critique research. Committee members then select policies that will be reviewed, search the literature for relevant studies, identify the level of evidence that each study represents, and incorporate researc h findings into policy revisions. Setting, Design and Method: The three research committees function within a Magnet teaching hospital serving a diverse patient population. Ev aluations of the effectiveness of these three committees have included narrative examples of nurse's empowerment, the number of evidence-based policies reviewed, and the degree of staff nurse involvement in hospital-wide research projects. Concept Targeted: To evaluate the effectiveness of staff nurse involvement in research utilization, design, implementation, and outcome evalua tion by training nurses to assume pivotal roles on evidence based committees. Findings: Nurses have increased their sense of autonomy and have been empowered to assume active roles in research utilization as a result of their committee participation. They have had abstracts and papers accepted for presentation, worked with doctoral-prepared researchers to design related research studies, assumed a vital role in policy revision based on research evidence, and identified outcome measures for patient-focused evaluations. Conclusions: Involving staff nurses in the research utilization process is an effective way to promote professional practice and enhance patient care in a hospital-based setting. Implications: Nurse administrators who are willing to fund evidence based committees can expect to benefit from increased levels of nursing pa rticipation in research. Additional studies are needed to document that patient care is also enhanced as consequence of the implementation of nurse-lead evidence based committees.
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.titleImplementing Evidenced-Based Practice via Nurse-Lead Research Utilization Committeesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154618-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Implementing Evidenced-Based Practice via Nurse-Lead Research Utilization Committees</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">Raingruber, Bonnie Jean, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">California State University, Sacramento, and University of California Davis</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">professor of nursing, clinical nurse scientist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bonnie.raingruber@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: This presentation focuses on the evolution of three nurse-lead research utilization committees at a teaching hospital. These committees include the acute care, intensive care, and pediatrics research utilization committees. Each committee member participates in training sponsored by the Center for Nursing Research focused on the skills needed to critique research. Committee members then select policies that will be reviewed, search the literature for relevant studies, identify the level of evidence that each study represents, and incorporate researc h findings into policy revisions. Setting, Design and Method: The three research committees function within a Magnet teaching hospital serving a diverse patient population. Ev aluations of the effectiveness of these three committees have included narrative examples of nurse's empowerment, the number of evidence-based policies reviewed, and the degree of staff nurse involvement in hospital-wide research projects. Concept Targeted: To evaluate the effectiveness of staff nurse involvement in research utilization, design, implementation, and outcome evalua tion by training nurses to assume pivotal roles on evidence based committees. Findings: Nurses have increased their sense of autonomy and have been empowered to assume active roles in research utilization as a result of their committee participation. They have had abstracts and papers accepted for presentation, worked with doctoral-prepared researchers to design related research studies, assumed a vital role in policy revision based on research evidence, and identified outcome measures for patient-focused evaluations. Conclusions: Involving staff nurses in the research utilization process is an effective way to promote professional practice and enhance patient care in a hospital-based setting. Implications: Nurse administrators who are willing to fund evidence based committees can expect to benefit from increased levels of nursing pa rticipation in research. Additional studies are needed to document that patient care is also enhanced as consequence of the implementation of nurse-lead evidence based committees.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:08:33Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-21en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:08:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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