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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155494
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reducing Barriers to Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
Abstract:
Reducing Barriers to Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Ellis, Myra F., RN, MSN, CCRN
P.I. Institution Name:Duke University Hospital
Title:Clinical Nurse IV
Co-Authors:Margaret Newman, RN, MSN, CCRN, PCCN; Tracy K. Gosselin-Acomb, RN, MSN, AOCN; Mary Ann Fuchs, MSN, RN; Sharon A. Eck, DNSc, RN; Barbara S. Turner, RN, DNSc, FAAN
Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify barriers to implementing nursing research findings in practice at a large academic medical center in the southeastern United States. Background: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is recognized as essential to improving patient outcomes. Despite advances in information dissemination, the gap between research and practice remains. Previous studies among nurses have identified obstacles including lack of time, research knowledge, organization factors, and communication of the research itself. Methods: The Barriers Scale, a 28-item survey instrument, developed by Funk, Champagne, and Wiese (1991), was administered to a convenience sample of all registered nurses employed in the hospital. The survey has four scales: the nurse's research values, skills, and awareness; organizational factors; research attributes; and communicating the research. Findings: A total of 263 nurses participated in this study. The three greatest barriers identified were insufficient time to implement (78%) and read (64%) research and lack of authority to change practice (64%). Descriptive statistics for the four subscales will be presented and discussed. Translation Activity: The Research and Outcomes Council members held informal focus groups throughout the shared governance structure to explore the meaning of the data and to develop strategies to promote EBP. Numerous strategies emerged from the focus group discussions including: 1-page summaries of research, identification of available research resources, and collaboration with the School of Nursing. Engaging staff nurses in the research process was identified as paramount to successful integration of EBP. Strategies for staff nurse engagement will be presented. Conclusion: Limited resources in health care today make application of pertinent findings critical. The identification of barriers to EBP provides leverage for nurses within organizations to reduce barriers and facilitate adoption of research into nursing practice.
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.titleReducing Barriers to Evidence-Based Nursing Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155494-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Reducing Barriers to Evidence-Based Nursing 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">Ellis, Myra F., RN, MSN, CCRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Duke University Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse IV</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ellis030@mc.duke.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Margaret Newman, RN, MSN, CCRN, PCCN; Tracy K. Gosselin-Acomb, RN, MSN, AOCN; Mary Ann Fuchs, MSN, RN; Sharon A. Eck, DNSc, RN; Barbara S. Turner, RN, DNSc, FAAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify barriers to implementing nursing research findings in practice at a large academic medical center in the southeastern United States. Background: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is recognized as essential to improving patient outcomes. Despite advances in information dissemination, the gap between research and practice remains. Previous studies among nurses have identified obstacles including lack of time, research knowledge, organization factors, and communication of the research itself. Methods: The Barriers Scale, a 28-item survey instrument, developed by Funk, Champagne, and Wiese (1991), was administered to a convenience sample of all registered nurses employed in the hospital. The survey has four scales: the nurse's research values, skills, and awareness; organizational factors; research attributes; and communicating the research. Findings: A total of 263 nurses participated in this study. The three greatest barriers identified were insufficient time to implement (78%) and read (64%) research and lack of authority to change practice (64%). Descriptive statistics for the four subscales will be presented and discussed. Translation Activity: The Research and Outcomes Council members held informal focus groups throughout the shared governance structure to explore the meaning of the data and to develop strategies to promote EBP. Numerous strategies emerged from the focus group discussions including: 1-page summaries of research, identification of available research resources, and collaboration with the School of Nursing. Engaging staff nurses in the research process was identified as paramount to successful integration of EBP. Strategies for staff nurse engagement will be presented. Conclusion: Limited resources in health care today make application of pertinent findings critical. The identification of barriers to EBP provides leverage for nurses within organizations to reduce barriers and facilitate adoption of research into nursing practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:53:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:53:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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