Educating Bedside Nurses: The Foundation for Staff Nurse-Driven Geriatric EBP Projects

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155951
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Presentation
Title:
Educating Bedside Nurses: The Foundation for Staff Nurse-Driven Geriatric EBP Projects
Abstract:
Educating Bedside Nurses: The Foundation for Staff Nurse-Driven Geriatric EBP Projects
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Smith, Claudia DiSabatino, PhD, RN, NE-BC
P.I. Institution Name:St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Title:Director, Nursing Research
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Evidence-based Practice Symposium Presentation] Introduction: With the exponential increase in the number of aging Americans1 comes the concern that healthcare professionals are not equipped to provide the care that will be required over the next decade. Literature has long suggested that nursing professionals are poorly prepared to provide age-specific care to geriatric patients2. Nursing school curriculum has evolved to include geriatric education for prospective nurses, but little has been done to improve the geriatric knowledge of practicing nurses who are in direct care roles.
 Methods: Geriatric education was provided to a select group of staff nurses using a 2-day workshop format in combination with a series of six monthly project development day-long sessions. In concurrence with adult learning principles, multiple teaching methodologies were utilized in delivering content within the didactic workshop sessions. Other learning modalities included project development team meetings as well as collaboration with content experts related to the focus of individual projects. Topics covered in didactic sessions included: evidence-based geriatric best practices related to geriatric syndromes; age-related physiologic changes; literature searching; reading and synthesizing research articles; project development; practice change implementation; and presentation tips and templates.
 Results:  Effectiveness of the educational perspective of the intervention was evaluated by: participant satisfaction with workshop sessions; participants? demonstration of research skills to include article acquisition, selection of current literature, synthesis of literature; actual project development and implementation; dissemination of project findings to professional colleagues.
 Conclusion: Three important components of a successful program to teach best nursing practices and the use of evidence-based practice should include: a workshop format for didactic instruction, team meetings for project development and managing group dynamics, and an ample opportunity for coaching and mentoring.
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.titleEducating Bedside Nurses: The Foundation for Staff Nurse-Driven Geriatric EBP Projectsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155951-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Educating Bedside Nurses: The Foundation for Staff Nurse-Driven Geriatric EBP 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">Smith, Claudia DiSabatino, PhD, RN, NE-BC</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">Director, Nursing Research</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">csmith1@sleh.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Evidence-based Practice Symposium Presentation] Introduction: With the exponential increase in the number of aging Americans1 comes the concern that healthcare professionals are not equipped to provide the care that will be required over the next decade. Literature has long suggested that nursing professionals are poorly prepared to provide age-specific care to geriatric patients2. Nursing school curriculum has evolved to include geriatric education for prospective nurses, but little has been done to improve the geriatric knowledge of practicing nurses who are in direct care roles. <br/>&nbsp;Methods: Geriatric education was provided to a select group of staff nurses using a 2-day workshop format in combination with a series of six monthly project development day-long sessions. In concurrence with adult learning principles, multiple teaching methodologies were utilized in delivering content within the didactic workshop sessions. Other learning modalities included project development team meetings as well as collaboration with content experts related to the focus of individual projects. Topics covered in didactic sessions included: evidence-based geriatric best practices related to geriatric syndromes; age-related physiologic changes; literature searching; reading and synthesizing research articles; project development; practice change implementation; and presentation tips and templates. <br/>&nbsp;Results: &nbsp;Effectiveness of the educational perspective of the intervention was evaluated by: participant satisfaction with workshop sessions; participants? demonstration of research skills to include article acquisition, selection of current literature, synthesis of literature; actual project development and implementation; dissemination of project findings to professional colleagues. <br/>&nbsp;Conclusion: Three important components of a successful program to teach best nursing practices and the use of evidence-based practice should include: a workshop format for didactic instruction, team meetings for project development and managing group dynamics, and an ample opportunity for coaching and mentoring.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:18:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:18:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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