A Firm Foundation Comes First: Building an Infrastructure for Evidence-Based Practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155491
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Firm Foundation Comes First: Building an Infrastructure for Evidence-Based Practice
Abstract:
A Firm Foundation Comes First: Building an Infrastructure for Evidence-Based Practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Levin, Rona Faye, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University
Title:Project Director, J.M. Stout, RN EBP Initiative
This presentation will describe some of the lessons learned from conducting a pilot study to introduce evidence-based practice (EBP) into an acute care setting. The primary lesson is that an infrastructure, which supports such an initiative, needs to be in place before the introduction of an EBP model in order to achieve a successful outcome. Three major components of this infrastructure are champions, resources, and a culture that fosters critical thinking and problem solving at all levels of the nursing hierarchy. Champions are key individuals who believe in EBP and know how to integrate such a model of decision-making into the system. Developing these champions is an important step in the introduction of an EBP model of nursing care delivery. Resources are key to implementing any new initiative. Providing mentors as well as the time and the financial support needed by nurses to learn about EBP, and design and implement projects using an EBP model are essential elements for success. Last, but certainly not least, a culture that fosters EBP needs to be in place. Such a culture seeks to empower nurses to make clinical decisions. Standard practices of assessing current nursing care standards and developing new protocols based on best evidence need to involve the nurses ôat the bedsideö working collaboratively with performance improvement/quality assurance experts, rather than using the latter personnel alone to ask the questions and find the answers, and then passing this information ôdownö.
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.titleA Firm Foundation Comes First: Building an Infrastructure for Evidence-Based Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155491-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Firm Foundation Comes First: Building an Infrastructure for Evidence-Based Practice</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Levin, Rona Faye, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Project Director, J.M. Stout, RN EBP Initiative</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rflevin@ix.netcom.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This presentation will describe some of the lessons learned from conducting a pilot study to introduce evidence-based practice (EBP) into an acute care setting. The primary lesson is that an infrastructure, which supports such an initiative, needs to be in place before the introduction of an EBP model in order to achieve a successful outcome. Three major components of this infrastructure are champions, resources, and a culture that fosters critical thinking and problem solving at all levels of the nursing hierarchy. Champions are key individuals who believe in EBP and know how to integrate such a model of decision-making into the system. Developing these champions is an important step in the introduction of an EBP model of nursing care delivery. Resources are key to implementing any new initiative. Providing mentors as well as the time and the financial support needed by nurses to learn about EBP, and design and implement projects using an EBP model are essential elements for success. Last, but certainly not least, a culture that fosters EBP needs to be in place. Such a culture seeks to empower nurses to make clinical decisions. Standard practices of assessing current nursing care standards and developing new protocols based on best evidence need to involve the nurses &ocirc;at the bedside&ouml; working collaboratively with performance improvement/quality assurance experts, rather than using the latter personnel alone to ask the questions and find the answers, and then passing this information &ocirc;down&ouml;.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:53:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:53:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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