THE ROLE OF NURSE EDUCATORS AS FACILITATORS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164742
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
THE ROLE OF NURSE EDUCATORS AS FACILITATORS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES.
Author(s):
Whyte, Darlene; Simon, Anita; Booker, Reanne
Author Details:
Darlene Whyte, RN, Clinical Educator, Tom Baker Cancer Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, email: gdwhyte@telusplanet.net; Anita Simon, PhD; Reanne Booker, RN, BScN
Abstract:
There has been increasing emphasis that health care decisions should be based on the best possible evidence, ensuring that health care is both effective and efficient which leads to optimal as well as equitable patient care. However, there are concerns that dissemination of evidence to healthcare professionals does not change clinical practice. The Tom Baker Cancer Center decided to address both the development and the implementation of evidence based practice clinical guidelines to ensure that dissemination of evidence did change practice. An organizational framework was developed which includes the addition of a Knowledge Management Resource Team (KMRT) and a Decision Support Unit. These two teams provide the methods for evaluating and synthesizing evidence which provides health practitioners and managers with clear direction on how to achieve best clinical practice and stay current with ever-changing knowledge. Part of the nurse educatorsÆ jobs was devoted to support clinical practice teams, consisting of disease specific multidisciplinary practitioners. Nurse educators became community coordinators within communities of practice, an essential component for implementation of change. In this new role as ôtumor group facilitators (TGFs)ö, nurse educators liaise closely with tumor groups to facilitate the transfer of knowledge between tumor groups and related health disciplines fostering an evidence-based culture of practice. Nurse educators were educated on facilitation and leadership, knowledge surveillance and evaluation, and, most importantly, on how to obtain consensus and be a successful change agent. Focus groups were formed to develop a framework for successful implementation and evaluation of clinical practice guidelines. The decision support team assisted in the development of an effective outcome measurement system including performance indicators and data collection methods. These outcomes will help us to understand the influence of our work on the people we serve. We will use the information to improve the effectiveness of our efforts. Nurse educators found that they were able to take on the additional role of TGF easily and apply newly acquired skills to all aspects of their job. Utilizing nurses for this position within this project has set precedence for the value that nurses can bring to an organization.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTHE ROLE OF NURSE EDUCATORS AS FACILITATORS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorWhyte, Darleneen_US
dc.contributor.authorSimon, Anitaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBooker, Reanneen_US
dc.author.detailsDarlene Whyte, RN, Clinical Educator, Tom Baker Cancer Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, email: gdwhyte@telusplanet.net; Anita Simon, PhD; Reanne Booker, RN, BScNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164742-
dc.description.abstractThere has been increasing emphasis that health care decisions should be based on the best possible evidence, ensuring that health care is both effective and efficient which leads to optimal as well as equitable patient care. However, there are concerns that dissemination of evidence to healthcare professionals does not change clinical practice. The Tom Baker Cancer Center decided to address both the development and the implementation of evidence based practice clinical guidelines to ensure that dissemination of evidence did change practice. An organizational framework was developed which includes the addition of a Knowledge Management Resource Team (KMRT) and a Decision Support Unit. These two teams provide the methods for evaluating and synthesizing evidence which provides health practitioners and managers with clear direction on how to achieve best clinical practice and stay current with ever-changing knowledge. Part of the nurse educatorsÆ jobs was devoted to support clinical practice teams, consisting of disease specific multidisciplinary practitioners. Nurse educators became community coordinators within communities of practice, an essential component for implementation of change. In this new role as ôtumor group facilitators (TGFs)ö, nurse educators liaise closely with tumor groups to facilitate the transfer of knowledge between tumor groups and related health disciplines fostering an evidence-based culture of practice. Nurse educators were educated on facilitation and leadership, knowledge surveillance and evaluation, and, most importantly, on how to obtain consensus and be a successful change agent. Focus groups were formed to develop a framework for successful implementation and evaluation of clinical practice guidelines. The decision support team assisted in the development of an effective outcome measurement system including performance indicators and data collection methods. These outcomes will help us to understand the influence of our work on the people we serve. We will use the information to improve the effectiveness of our efforts. Nurse educators found that they were able to take on the additional role of TGF easily and apply newly acquired skills to all aspects of their job. Utilizing nurses for this position within this project has set precedence for the value that nurses can bring to an organization.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:06:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:06:08Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, 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.-
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