Integrating 'Putting Evidence into Practice' (PEP) to Accelerate Knowledge Translation and Improve Patient Outcomes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164928
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Integrating 'Putting Evidence into Practice' (PEP) to Accelerate Knowledge Translation and Improve Patient Outcomes
Author(s):
Bohaboy, Paula; Castro, Kathleen; Scott, Kimberly; Mitchell, Sandra
Author Details:
Paula Bohaboy, RN, OCN, Clinical Research Nurse, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, email: paula1021@comcast.net; Kathleen Castro, RN, MS, AOCN; Kimberly Scott, RN, BSN, OCN; Sandra Mitchell, PhD, CRNP, AOCN
Abstract:
Clinical/Evidence Based Practice: Evidence Based Practice (EBP) offers a foundation to define nurses' contributions to care and improve patient outcomes through integrating research into practice. Incorporating EBP into busy clinical settings poses challenges; performing literature searches, analyzing, appraising, and synthesizing evidence is labor-intensive and costly. The Oncology Nursing Society's (ONS) 'Putting Evidence into Practice' (PEP) initiative has critically appraised and synthesized evidence on various topics, creating tables of evidence and interpretive summaries that guide clinicians in selecting interventions. However, a need exists to demonstrate the outcomes achieved through utilizing the PEP resources. Our objective is to illustrate how we utilized PEP resources to create and disseminate an evidence-based standard of practice (SOP) for care of the neutropenic patient. A group of nurses was assembled, and began by reviewing the material provided in the PEP resources. Because PEP provides a thorough critical appraisal and synthesis of the most recent evidence, we examined only the literature that had emerged since the PEP infection prevention guidelines were last updated. We added to PEP resources literature identified from our focused searches, and created an evidence table outlining key points, level of evidence, strengths, and limitations. This table provided supplementary information to the SOP, and statements within the SOP were directly referenced to citations from the table. By utilizing the PEP resources, our evidence-based SOP and supporting documents were developed within two days and approved through shared governance within three weeks, compared with longer time frames historically encountered. Conflicts that may have arisen amongst team members were reduced because the group focused on building the SOP from the evidence rather than on harmonizing diverse practices across units. The ability to quickly access pre-appraised evidence reduced bias and promoted stronger support for the SOP's recommendations. Based on our initial success, we plan to utilize PEP in developing additional evidence-based SOPs. As institutions seek to achieve and maintain their designation as Magnet organizations, PEP can assist clinical leaders in selecting indicators of nursing care quality, and help to clearly demonstrate the integration of research into practice and shared governance structures.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, 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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIntegrating 'Putting Evidence into Practice' (PEP) to Accelerate Knowledge Translation and Improve Patient Outcomesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBohaboy, Paulaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCastro, Kathleenen_US
dc.contributor.authorScott, Kimberlyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Sandraen_US
dc.author.detailsPaula Bohaboy, RN, OCN, Clinical Research Nurse, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, email: paula1021@comcast.net; Kathleen Castro, RN, MS, AOCN; Kimberly Scott, RN, BSN, OCN; Sandra Mitchell, PhD, CRNP, AOCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164928-
dc.description.abstractClinical/Evidence Based Practice: Evidence Based Practice (EBP) offers a foundation to define nurses' contributions to care and improve patient outcomes through integrating research into practice. Incorporating EBP into busy clinical settings poses challenges; performing literature searches, analyzing, appraising, and synthesizing evidence is labor-intensive and costly. The Oncology Nursing Society's (ONS) 'Putting Evidence into Practice' (PEP) initiative has critically appraised and synthesized evidence on various topics, creating tables of evidence and interpretive summaries that guide clinicians in selecting interventions. However, a need exists to demonstrate the outcomes achieved through utilizing the PEP resources. Our objective is to illustrate how we utilized PEP resources to create and disseminate an evidence-based standard of practice (SOP) for care of the neutropenic patient. A group of nurses was assembled, and began by reviewing the material provided in the PEP resources. Because PEP provides a thorough critical appraisal and synthesis of the most recent evidence, we examined only the literature that had emerged since the PEP infection prevention guidelines were last updated. We added to PEP resources literature identified from our focused searches, and created an evidence table outlining key points, level of evidence, strengths, and limitations. This table provided supplementary information to the SOP, and statements within the SOP were directly referenced to citations from the table. By utilizing the PEP resources, our evidence-based SOP and supporting documents were developed within two days and approved through shared governance within three weeks, compared with longer time frames historically encountered. Conflicts that may have arisen amongst team members were reduced because the group focused on building the SOP from the evidence rather than on harmonizing diverse practices across units. The ability to quickly access pre-appraised evidence reduced bias and promoted stronger support for the SOP's recommendations. Based on our initial success, we plan to utilize PEP in developing additional evidence-based SOPs. As institutions seek to achieve and maintain their designation as Magnet organizations, PEP can assist clinical leaders in selecting indicators of nursing care quality, and help to clearly demonstrate the integration of research into practice and shared governance structures.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:09:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:09:28Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, 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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