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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157784
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Exploring the Evidence Through the "Article of the Month"
Abstract:
Exploring the Evidence Through the "Article of the Month"
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Linder, Lauri, PhD(c), APRN, CPON
P.I. Institution Name:Primary Children's Medical Center and University of Utah College of Nursing, Hem/Onc/BMT Service Line
Title:Joint Appointment: Clinical Nurse Specialist and Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Contact Address:100 N. Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City, UT, 84113, USA
Contact Telephone:801-662-4547
Purpose/Aims: The purpose of this project was to develop an independent continuing education activity to support Hematology/Oncology/BMT service line nursing staff in reviewing current evidence in the published literature. Additional purposes of this learning activity were to guide staff in developing skills in critiquing the literature and to evaluate its potential utility in guiding clinical practice. Rationale/Background: As evidence-based practice continues to become a priority for nursing practice, ensuring that bedside nursing staff remain informed of the evidence shaping their practice and have the skills to appraise the evidence are increasingly important. Bedside nursing staff often report not having time or skills to search the literature or to critique its utility. Staff nurses also frequently report being too busy to attend additional in-services or journal club activities. Project Description: The present format for the Article of the Month was implemented in 2004. The Article of the Month is presented every other month for a total of six articles each year. A quiz is developed based on the article content and must be submitted for staff to receive educational credit for the Article of the Month. An electronic version of the selected article and the associated quiz are distributed to service line nursing staff and advanced practice nurses. Copies also are posted on the service line web site. Topics are selected to represent the patient populations served by the service line and to meet learning needs identified by inpatient and outpatient staff. Selected articles have included both research and clinical review articles. Examples of topics have included oncologic emergencies, symptom management, psychosocial issues, and patient safety/quality care issues. Quiz items are structured in a manner to support nurses in learning to critique research, evaluate the quality of the evidence presented in the article, make application in their daily practice, and to promote personal reflection. This learning activity initially was presented as an optional continuing education activity. In 2008, the Article of the Month became part of service line-based required annual education for nursing staff, with nurses being required to complete four of the six Articles of the Month distributed each year. Outcomes: Staff feedback regarding the Article of the Month has been favorable, and participation has increased as this activity has become a component of mandatory service line-based education. Staff have provided anecdotal reports of applying content learned from the Article of the Month when providing patient care, such as responding to acute changes in a patient's condition. Staff also have reported a greater awareness of the contributions of nursing care in issues such as symptom management. Conclusions: Individual learning activities such as the Article of the Month provide staff with an opportunity to explore current evidence shaping their practice and to develop beginning-level skills in critiquing the quality of the evidence. This educational offering also has demonstrated anecdotal evidence of positively influencing patient care through application of evidence. Future plans include the development of more formal evaluation processes to link learning to actual patient care outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExploring the Evidence Through the "Article of the Month"en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157784-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Exploring the Evidence Through the &quot;Article of the Month&quot;</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Linder, Lauri, PhD(c), APRN, CPON</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Primary Children's Medical Center and University of Utah College of Nursing, Hem/Onc/BMT Service Line</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Joint Appointment: Clinical Nurse Specialist and Assistant Professor (Clinical)</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">100 N. Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City, UT, 84113, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">801-662-4547</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lauri.linder@nurs.utah.edu, lauri.linder@imail.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose/Aims: The purpose of this project was to develop an independent continuing education activity to support Hematology/Oncology/BMT service line nursing staff in reviewing current evidence in the published literature. Additional purposes of this learning activity were to guide staff in developing skills in critiquing the literature and to evaluate its potential utility in guiding clinical practice. Rationale/Background: As evidence-based practice continues to become a priority for nursing practice, ensuring that bedside nursing staff remain informed of the evidence shaping their practice and have the skills to appraise the evidence are increasingly important. Bedside nursing staff often report not having time or skills to search the literature or to critique its utility. Staff nurses also frequently report being too busy to attend additional in-services or journal club activities. Project Description: The present format for the Article of the Month was implemented in 2004. The Article of the Month is presented every other month for a total of six articles each year. A quiz is developed based on the article content and must be submitted for staff to receive educational credit for the Article of the Month. An electronic version of the selected article and the associated quiz are distributed to service line nursing staff and advanced practice nurses. Copies also are posted on the service line web site. Topics are selected to represent the patient populations served by the service line and to meet learning needs identified by inpatient and outpatient staff. Selected articles have included both research and clinical review articles. Examples of topics have included oncologic emergencies, symptom management, psychosocial issues, and patient safety/quality care issues. Quiz items are structured in a manner to support nurses in learning to critique research, evaluate the quality of the evidence presented in the article, make application in their daily practice, and to promote personal reflection. This learning activity initially was presented as an optional continuing education activity. In 2008, the Article of the Month became part of service line-based required annual education for nursing staff, with nurses being required to complete four of the six Articles of the Month distributed each year. Outcomes: Staff feedback regarding the Article of the Month has been favorable, and participation has increased as this activity has become a component of mandatory service line-based education. Staff have provided anecdotal reports of applying content learned from the Article of the Month when providing patient care, such as responding to acute changes in a patient's condition. Staff also have reported a greater awareness of the contributions of nursing care in issues such as symptom management. Conclusions: Individual learning activities such as the Article of the Month provide staff with an opportunity to explore current evidence shaping their practice and to develop beginning-level skills in critiquing the quality of the evidence. This educational offering also has demonstrated anecdotal evidence of positively influencing patient care through application of evidence. Future plans include the development of more formal evaluation processes to link learning to actual patient care outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:12:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:12:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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