Are Healthcare Organizations Effectively Developing and Disseminating Research-Based Policies and Procedures?

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155371
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Presentation
Title:
Are Healthcare Organizations Effectively Developing and Disseminating Research-Based Policies and Procedures?
Abstract:
Are Healthcare Organizations Effectively Developing and Disseminating Research-Based Policies and Procedures?
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Squires, Janet E., BN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Memorial University of Newfoundland
Title:Lecturer
Co-Authors:Donna Moralejo, PhD, MSC(A), RN; Sandra M. LeFort, PhD, MN, RN
Background: Policies and procedures (P&Ps) are one possible strategy for moving research evidence into practice. However, research is lacking about whether the processes used by healthcare organizations are effective in developing research-based P&Ps. Objective: As part of a larger study on evidence-based practice (EBP), this study examined the existence of P&Ps related to eight specific research-based practices (RBPs), as well as the processes used to develop P&Ps. Methods: 248 staff nurses from eight regions across the province of Newfoundland and Labrador completed an anonymous self-administered questionnaire regarding eight RBPs. Authorities from six of these regions provided examples of P&Ps related to the eight RBPs and information about their process for developing P&Ps. Results: Four regions reported P&Ps on 4 of the 8 RBPs while the remaining two regions had fewer P&Ps. Fourteen of the nineteen P&Ps received were research-based. All regions reported a similar process for developing P&Ps, which included using committees. Even though all regions reported using journals, evidence-based reviews and clinical practice guidelines to develop P&Ps, only one of the policies returned referenced a research journal. The majority referenced texts while six had no references. The primary modes for disseminating P&Ps to staff nurses were passive, in the form of email or posted memos. However, these modes of dissemination have not been successful; over a quarter of the nurses were incorrect in their knowledge of policy existence with respect to 6 of the 8 RBPs. Furthermore, depending on the practice, 16.8%- 97.5% of nurses were not aware of P&Ps when they existed and 5.0%-63.6% perceived P&Ps to exist when they didn?t. Conclusions: If P&Ps are to be used to promote EBP, we will need to increase the research base of current and future P&Ps and use more active modes to disseminate them to staff nurses.
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.titleAre Healthcare Organizations Effectively Developing and Disseminating Research-Based Policies and Procedures?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155371-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Are Healthcare Organizations Effectively Developing and Disseminating Research-Based Policies and Procedures?</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Squires, Janet E., BN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Memorial University of Newfoundland</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">janets@mun.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Donna Moralejo, PhD, MSC(A), RN; Sandra M. LeFort, PhD, MN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Policies and procedures (P&amp;Ps) are one possible strategy for moving research evidence into practice. However, research is lacking about whether the processes used by healthcare organizations are effective in developing research-based P&amp;Ps. Objective: As part of a larger study on evidence-based practice (EBP), this study examined the existence of P&amp;Ps related to eight specific research-based practices (RBPs), as well as the processes used to develop P&amp;Ps. Methods: 248 staff nurses from eight regions across the province of Newfoundland and Labrador completed an anonymous self-administered questionnaire regarding eight RBPs. Authorities from six of these regions provided examples of P&amp;Ps related to the eight RBPs and information about their process for developing P&amp;Ps. Results: Four regions reported P&amp;Ps on 4 of the 8 RBPs while the remaining two regions had fewer P&amp;Ps. Fourteen of the nineteen P&amp;Ps received were research-based. All regions reported a similar process for developing P&amp;Ps, which included using committees. Even though all regions reported using journals, evidence-based reviews and clinical practice guidelines to develop P&amp;Ps, only one of the policies returned referenced a research journal. The majority referenced texts while six had no references. The primary modes for disseminating P&amp;Ps to staff nurses were passive, in the form of email or posted memos. However, these modes of dissemination have not been successful; over a quarter of the nurses were incorrect in their knowledge of policy existence with respect to 6 of the 8 RBPs. Furthermore, depending on the practice, 16.8%- 97.5% of nurses were not aware of P&amp;Ps when they existed and 5.0%-63.6% perceived P&amp;Ps to exist when they didn?t. Conclusions: If P&amp;Ps are to be used to promote EBP, we will need to increase the research base of current and future P&amp;Ps and use more active modes to disseminate them to staff nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:46:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:46:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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