Coaching & Mentoring Support Staff Nurse-Driven Geriatric Evidence-Based Projects

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154847
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Presentation
Title:
Coaching & Mentoring Support Staff Nurse-Driven Geriatric Evidence-Based Projects
Abstract:
Coaching & Mentoring Support Staff Nurse-Driven Geriatric Evidence-Based Projects
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Jones, Geraldine B., MS
P.I. Institution Name:St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Title:Education Specialist
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Evidence-based Practice Symposium Presentation] Introduction:  Education on geriatric best practices and the design of evidence-based practice (EBP) projects is not enough to ensure successful implementation of staff nurse-driven evidence-based projects. While nursing professionals are poorly prepared to provide age-specific care to the population of geriatric patients,1 they are also ill-equipped with the research skills necessary for successful EBP implementation. Most nurses have not had formal education in geriatrics or in evidence-based practice and research, and many lack computer skills.
Methods: Four teams of staff nurses were coached and mentored over a 12-month period to support the staff nurses? development and successful implementation of evidence-based projects focusing on geriatric outcomes. Two days of geriatric and evidence-based project education was provided in a workshop format followed by six monthly 8-hour project development sessions. Teams worked independently in the monthly sessions to further their project progress. Additional 1-hour coaching sessions provided much-needed support for teams that encountered challenging group dynamics, a loss of focus, and were overwhelmed by the breadth of their project.
Results: 1) Staff nurses designed and implemented four interdepartmental geriatric EBP projects. 2) Each team wrote and submitted abstracts for poster presentations. 3) Each team presented professional posters at the agency-sponsored nursing research conference. 4) One staff nurse co-authored an article in the agency-sponsored nursing newsletter and will present project findings at the STTI research congress.
Discussion:  Education provided a strong foundation for the development of staff nurse-driven evidence-based projects, but coaching and mentoring empowered staff nurses to experience successful outcomes. Coaching and mentoring must be partnered with education to produce successful staff nurse-driven evidence-based projects.
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.titleCoaching & Mentoring Support Staff Nurse-Driven Geriatric Evidence-Based Projectsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154847-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Coaching &amp; Mentoring Support Staff Nurse-Driven Geriatric Evidence-Based Projects</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Jones, Geraldine B., MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Education Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gjones1@sleh.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Evidence-based Practice Symposium Presentation] Introduction: &nbsp;Education on geriatric best practices and the design of evidence-based practice (EBP) projects is not enough to ensure successful implementation of staff nurse-driven evidence-based projects. While nursing professionals are poorly prepared to provide age-specific care to the population of geriatric patients,1 they are also ill-equipped with the research skills necessary for successful EBP implementation. Most nurses have not had formal education in geriatrics or in evidence-based practice and research, and many lack computer skills. <br/>Methods: Four teams of staff nurses were coached and mentored over a 12-month period to support the staff nurses? development and successful implementation of evidence-based projects focusing on geriatric outcomes. Two days of geriatric and evidence-based project education was provided in a workshop format followed by six monthly 8-hour project development sessions. Teams worked independently in the monthly sessions to further their project progress. Additional 1-hour coaching sessions provided much-needed support for teams that encountered challenging group dynamics, a loss of focus, and were overwhelmed by the breadth of their project. <br/>Results: 1) Staff nurses designed and implemented four interdepartmental geriatric EBP projects. 2) Each team wrote and submitted abstracts for poster presentations. 3) Each team presented professional posters at the agency-sponsored nursing research conference. 4) One staff nurse co-authored an article in the agency-sponsored nursing newsletter and will present project findings at the STTI research congress. <br/>Discussion:&nbsp; Education provided a strong foundation for the development of staff nurse-driven evidence-based projects, but coaching and mentoring empowered staff nurses to experience successful outcomes. Coaching and mentoring must be partnered with education to produce successful staff nurse-driven evidence-based projects.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:19:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:19:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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