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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182147
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Comparing and Contrasting Nursing Research, Evidence-Based Practice, and Quality Improvement
Author(s):
Dimitroff, Lynda
Author Details:
Lynda Dimitroff, PhD, BSN, RN, CHES, Leader, Department of Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York, USA, email: ljdimitr@aol.com
Abstract:
Podium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Confusion exists around the similarities and differences between evidence-based practice (EBP), nursing research (NR), and quality improvement (QI). What needs IRB approval? What information may be published? What information is strong enough to change or confirm practice? The similarities and differences between EBP, NR, and QI are very important to the work nurses perform on a daily basis and to our profession as a whole. Evidence-based practice is using current research to inform and confirm or change practice. Nursing research is the generation of new knowledge. Quality improvement is the improvement of current processes. In addition to embracing the similarities and differences between EBP, NR, and QI, nurses must understand their roles as they relate to each area. Nursing is a dynamic profession and as a profession, nurses have a responsibility to be current with the professional literature and to use EBP and NR to inform their practice. Several articles reveal the sources of nurses knowledge to include information learned in nursing school, personal experience, colleagues, and policies and procedures. These sources of knowledge are concerning, especially related to information learned in nursing school. The average age of a nurse is approximately 45 years of age; making the source of knowledge at least 20 years old. Following the same path, "just because that is the way we have always done it," is an unacceptable justification for our nursing practice. We owe it to our patients, colleagues, and profession to strive to integrate EBP, NR, and QI in our daily work.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComparing and Contrasting Nursing Research, Evidence-Based Practice, and Quality Improvementen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDimitroff, Lyndaen_US
dc.author.detailsLynda Dimitroff, PhD, BSN, RN, CHES, Leader, Department of Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York, USA, email: ljdimitr@aol.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182147-
dc.description.abstractPodium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Confusion exists around the similarities and differences between evidence-based practice (EBP), nursing research (NR), and quality improvement (QI). What needs IRB approval? What information may be published? What information is strong enough to change or confirm practice? The similarities and differences between EBP, NR, and QI are very important to the work nurses perform on a daily basis and to our profession as a whole. Evidence-based practice is using current research to inform and confirm or change practice. Nursing research is the generation of new knowledge. Quality improvement is the improvement of current processes. In addition to embracing the similarities and differences between EBP, NR, and QI, nurses must understand their roles as they relate to each area. Nursing is a dynamic profession and as a profession, nurses have a responsibility to be current with the professional literature and to use EBP and NR to inform their practice. Several articles reveal the sources of nurses knowledge to include information learned in nursing school, personal experience, colleagues, and policies and procedures. These sources of knowledge are concerning, especially related to information learned in nursing school. The average age of a nurse is approximately 45 years of age; making the source of knowledge at least 20 years old. Following the same path, "just because that is the way we have always done it," is an unacceptable justification for our nursing practice. We owe it to our patients, colleagues, and profession to strive to integrate EBP, NR, and QI in our daily work.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:11:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:11:14Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_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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