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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162985
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Implementing Evidence-based Practice in the Emergency Department
Abstract:
Implementing Evidence-based Practice in the Emergency Department
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2005
Author:Hartman, Vicki, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network
Title:Staff Nurse
Contact Address:17th & Chew Streets, Allentown, PA, 18104, USA
Contact Telephone:(610) 402-2226
Co-Authors:Barbara Davis, RN, BSN, CEN; Diana Haines, RN, BSN, MSN; Charlotte Buckenmyer, RN, BS, MS, CRNI; Patricia Matula, RN, BSN, MSN; Gina Sierzega, BA, MA
Clinical Topic: Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network (LVHHN) is a tertiary care, magnet-status facility with three campuses. A few years ago, LVHHN's clinical services department began a hospital-wide initiative to promote the utilization of evidence-based research. Although in the early stages, LVHHN has embraced this problem-solving approach to clinical practice and has laid the groundwork for its use throughout the network. Recently, one of LVHHN's emergency departments adopted evidence-based practice (EBP) as its primary method for implementing new and revised clinical processes. Implementation: Prior to this new initiative, decisions for change were often based on standard-of-care practices in the emergency department (ED). In accordance with the initiative, the ED Practice and Education Committees decided to approach process change based on supporting evidence. Representatives from these committees attended an eight-hour information session on EBP and moved onto the early stages of a multiple-step process that involved identifying issues to be addressed in the emergency department and conducting literature reviews to determine the best evidence-based practices. Outcome: The pediatric triage process was identified as an area that needed improvement. The committees raised questions about practices, such as head-circumference measurement in patients under the age of 2, blood pressure readings in patients under 3, and the best method for temperature readings in pediatric patients. The committees are currently conducting literature reviews to identify EBP approaches to address these concerns. Although in the early phases of this process, ED staff supports the evidence-based approach, which, for the first time, involves the bedside staff in process change. In addition, a journal club for staff is being established to identify new clinical questions. Recommendations: Evidence-based practice is an evolving approach to clinical care and a significant part of a magnet-status hospital. In the emergency department, staff gained support from management and nurse educators, which has been vital to the success of the initiative. Additionally, the collaborative efforts between the Practice Council Committee and the Education Committee at this emergency department have maintained the communication necessary for addressing important clinical questions and fostering practice changes. At this time, LVHHN?s other emergency departments are implementing the EBP process.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImplementing Evidence-based Practice in the Emergency Departmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162985-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Implementing Evidence-based Practice in the Emergency Department</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</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">Hartman, Vicki, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Staff Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">17th &amp; Chew Streets, Allentown, PA, 18104, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(610) 402-2226</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Vicki_L.Hartman@lvh.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Barbara Davis, RN, BSN, CEN; Diana Haines, RN, BSN, MSN; Charlotte Buckenmyer, RN, BS, MS, CRNI; Patricia Matula, RN, BSN, MSN; Gina Sierzega, BA, MA<br/></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network (LVHHN) is a tertiary care, magnet-status facility with three campuses. A few years ago, LVHHN's clinical services department began a hospital-wide initiative to promote the utilization of evidence-based research. Although in the early stages, LVHHN has embraced this problem-solving approach to clinical practice and has laid the groundwork for its use throughout the network. Recently, one of LVHHN's emergency departments adopted evidence-based practice (EBP) as its primary method for implementing new and revised clinical processes. Implementation: Prior to this new initiative, decisions for change were often based on standard-of-care practices in the emergency department (ED). In accordance with the initiative, the ED Practice and Education Committees decided to approach process change based on supporting evidence. Representatives from these committees attended an eight-hour information session on EBP and moved onto the early stages of a multiple-step process that involved identifying issues to be addressed in the emergency department and conducting literature reviews to determine the best evidence-based practices. Outcome: The pediatric triage process was identified as an area that needed improvement. The committees raised questions about practices, such as head-circumference measurement in patients under the age of 2, blood pressure readings in patients under 3, and the best method for temperature readings in pediatric patients. The committees are currently conducting literature reviews to identify EBP approaches to address these concerns. Although in the early phases of this process, ED staff supports the evidence-based approach, which, for the first time, involves the bedside staff in process change. In addition, a journal club for staff is being established to identify new clinical questions. Recommendations: Evidence-based practice is an evolving approach to clinical care and a significant part of a magnet-status hospital. In the emergency department, staff gained support from management and nurse educators, which has been vital to the success of the initiative. Additionally, the collaborative efforts between the Practice Council Committee and the Education Committee at this emergency department have maintained the communication necessary for addressing important clinical questions and fostering practice changes. At this time, LVHHN?s other emergency departments are implementing the EBP process.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:37:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:37:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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