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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164133
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Research Roundtables
Author(s):
Harne-Britner, Sarah
Author Details:
Sarah Harne-Britner, RN, MSN, CCRN, Pinnacle Health System, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: To describe the development and implementation of a collaborative project between academic and practice settings to enhance the evidence-based practice skills of senior nursing students and practicing nurses. Significance: The Clinical Nurse Specialist has a primary responsibility to be a leader in the effort to promote evidence-based practice. The development of the Research Roundtable project demonstrates the impact of the CNS role in all three spheres of influence - patients, nursing staff and the organization. Background: Increased emphasis has been placed recently on evidence-based practice in order to provide high quality cost-effective care. Common barriers cited in the literature to evidence-based practice include lack of time, support, knowledge, resources and negative perceptions of research (Thompson, Bell, & Provost, 1999; DeBourgh, 2001). Description: The CNS led a planning team to develop and implement the Research Roundtable project. Participants included nineteen senior baccalaureate nursing students enrolled in a Nursing Research Course, nine staff nurses and eight research facilitators. The facilitators represented advanced practice, nursing administration, quality and nursing faculty. The research focus was medication calculation skills of practicing nurses and senior nursing students. The group met six times during the Fall 2003 to review the literature on the topic and develop a research proposal. The study was implemented in the Spring 2004 and results were presented at the annual Nursing Research Conference. Outcome: Staff nurse participants completed the Nurses' Research Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Research (KAP) Survey at the beginning and end of the project to determine if participation had an impact on skills (Van Mullen et al, 2001). Staff nurses did show statistically significant increases in knowledge and ability in nine research skills (p < 0.05). Project evaluations from staff nurses and senior nursing students at the end of the semester were positive and both groups recommended continuing the Research Roundtable project next year. Interpretation/ Conclusion: The Research Roundtable provided a unique opportunity for learning and collaboration between the academic and practice settings. All levels of participants improved evidence-based practice skills. The project provided a win-win for both settings to apply evidence-based practice skills to a pertinent clinical topic. Implications for Practice: This project showcases the impact of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in all three spheres of influence. The research study topic has implications for patient safety and outcomes. Practicing nurses improved evidence-based practice skills. The project established a formal collaborative relationship between the academic and practice settings.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleResearch Roundtablesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarne-Britner, Sarahen_US
dc.author.detailsSarah Harne-Britner, RN, MSN, CCRN, Pinnacle Health System, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164133-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To describe the development and implementation of a collaborative project between academic and practice settings to enhance the evidence-based practice skills of senior nursing students and practicing nurses. Significance: The Clinical Nurse Specialist has a primary responsibility to be a leader in the effort to promote evidence-based practice. The development of the Research Roundtable project demonstrates the impact of the CNS role in all three spheres of influence - patients, nursing staff and the organization. Background: Increased emphasis has been placed recently on evidence-based practice in order to provide high quality cost-effective care. Common barriers cited in the literature to evidence-based practice include lack of time, support, knowledge, resources and negative perceptions of research (Thompson, Bell, & Provost, 1999; DeBourgh, 2001). Description: The CNS led a planning team to develop and implement the Research Roundtable project. Participants included nineteen senior baccalaureate nursing students enrolled in a Nursing Research Course, nine staff nurses and eight research facilitators. The facilitators represented advanced practice, nursing administration, quality and nursing faculty. The research focus was medication calculation skills of practicing nurses and senior nursing students. The group met six times during the Fall 2003 to review the literature on the topic and develop a research proposal. The study was implemented in the Spring 2004 and results were presented at the annual Nursing Research Conference. Outcome: Staff nurse participants completed the Nurses' Research Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Research (KAP) Survey at the beginning and end of the project to determine if participation had an impact on skills (Van Mullen et al, 2001). Staff nurses did show statistically significant increases in knowledge and ability in nine research skills (p < 0.05). Project evaluations from staff nurses and senior nursing students at the end of the semester were positive and both groups recommended continuing the Research Roundtable project next year. Interpretation/ Conclusion: The Research Roundtable provided a unique opportunity for learning and collaboration between the academic and practice settings. All levels of participants improved evidence-based practice skills. The project provided a win-win for both settings to apply evidence-based practice skills to a pertinent clinical topic. Implications for Practice: This project showcases the impact of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in all three spheres of influence. The research study topic has implications for patient safety and outcomes. Practicing nurses improved evidence-based practice skills. The project established a formal collaborative relationship between the academic and practice settings.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:42:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:42:39Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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