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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165028
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A STRUCTURE FOR EVIDENCE-BASED NURSING PRACTICE IN A HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT
Author(s):
Kline, Nancy; Thom, Bridgette
Author Details:
Nancy Kline, PHD RN CPNP FAAN, Director, Evidence-Based Practice and Research, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: klinen@mskcc.org; Bridgette Thom, MS
Abstract:
Despite an aggressive research agenda, the majority of findings from research are never integrated into practice. Without current best evidence, practice becomes rapidly out-of-date to the detriment of patients. We developed a formalized program for evidence-based practice within the Department of Nursing, in which all existing policies and practices are reviewed, and new policies are developed using a standardized evidence-based approach. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the development and maintenance of an organizational infrastructure to support the EBP process within the Department of Nursing. In September 2005, five practice subcommittees were created to represent nursing practice throughout the institution: acute care, pediatrics, procedural areas (e.g., OR, radiology, endoscopy), ambulatory clinics, and critical care (e.g., ICU, PACU). The membership consists of nurses from each area, and each subcommittee meets one day each month. Formal training in the evidence-based review process was provided for the subcommittee members prior to initiation of the Departmental program. Initially, the Director of Evidence- Based Practice and Research and the Research Analyst for the Department met with the individual subcommittees as facilitators, and still continue to do so as needed. Ongoing training regarding advanced literature search techniques and critiquing the research literature is offered. Tasks of the subcommittees include the following: revision of existing policies and development of new policies using an evidence-based approach, evaluation of current evidence to make recommendations for practice changes, designing metrics to measure patient outcomes, and communicating work in progress to the Departmental Practice Council. In the 15 months since the program started, 10 clinical questions have been answered using the evidence-based approach. A first annual evidence-based practice continuing education conference was held in December 2006. The individual subcommittees presented their evidence-based reviews and practice changes. An evidence-based approach to practice is not a destination, but an ongoing journey. Developing an infrastructure to support evidence- based practice is necessary to make sure that current best evidence is used when providing patient care. This program involves a major organizational commitment and culture change, along with the ability to provide education regarding the process and ongoing mentoring from experienced researchers.
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:
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.titleA STRUCTURE FOR EVIDENCE-BASED NURSING PRACTICE IN A HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENTen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKline, Nancyen_US
dc.contributor.authorThom, Bridgetteen_US
dc.author.detailsNancy Kline, PHD RN CPNP FAAN, Director, Evidence-Based Practice and Research, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA, email: klinen@mskcc.org; Bridgette Thom, MSen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165028-
dc.description.abstractDespite an aggressive research agenda, the majority of findings from research are never integrated into practice. Without current best evidence, practice becomes rapidly out-of-date to the detriment of patients. We developed a formalized program for evidence-based practice within the Department of Nursing, in which all existing policies and practices are reviewed, and new policies are developed using a standardized evidence-based approach. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the development and maintenance of an organizational infrastructure to support the EBP process within the Department of Nursing. In September 2005, five practice subcommittees were created to represent nursing practice throughout the institution: acute care, pediatrics, procedural areas (e.g., OR, radiology, endoscopy), ambulatory clinics, and critical care (e.g., ICU, PACU). The membership consists of nurses from each area, and each subcommittee meets one day each month. Formal training in the evidence-based review process was provided for the subcommittee members prior to initiation of the Departmental program. Initially, the Director of Evidence- Based Practice and Research and the Research Analyst for the Department met with the individual subcommittees as facilitators, and still continue to do so as needed. Ongoing training regarding advanced literature search techniques and critiquing the research literature is offered. Tasks of the subcommittees include the following: revision of existing policies and development of new policies using an evidence-based approach, evaluation of current evidence to make recommendations for practice changes, designing metrics to measure patient outcomes, and communicating work in progress to the Departmental Practice Council. In the 15 months since the program started, 10 clinical questions have been answered using the evidence-based approach. A first annual evidence-based practice continuing education conference was held in December 2006. The individual subcommittees presented their evidence-based reviews and practice changes. An evidence-based approach to practice is not a destination, but an ongoing journey. Developing an infrastructure to support evidence- based practice is necessary to make sure that current best evidence is used when providing patient care. This program involves a major organizational commitment and culture change, along with the ability to provide education regarding the process and ongoing mentoring from experienced researchers.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:11:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:11:14Z-
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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