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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182178
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Clinical Librarian as EBP Mentor: Advancing Patient Care Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Author(s):
Hartzell, Tami
Author Details:
Tami Hartzell, MLS, Hospital Librarian and Expert EBP Mentor, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York, USA, email: tami.hartzell@rochestergeneral.org
Abstract:
Podium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Excellent patient care depends upon nurses adopting an evidence-based practice (EBP) approach to care. A hospital librarian whose role has evolved to organizational EBP mentor provides leadership to support interdisciplinary collaboration and professional development by promoting EBP and the use of evidence to improve patient care and outcomes. This presentation details an outreach approach at the unit level to promote awareness and use of EBP, improve skill level in locating evidence and increase the application of evidence to practice. This innovative approach supplements the traditional skills of a hospital librarian who has also received graduate EBP mentor role training. Consequently, the role of hospital librarian has evolved to that of a knowledgeable change agent who promotes and sustains EBP across the organization. A pilot project that assimilated the librarian into unit activities identified several positive outcomes. Interdisciplinary collaboration between nurses and the EBP librarian was established. Results demonstrated a moderate effect size indicating nurses' beliefs on the EBP Beliefs Scale increased and a modest effect size indicating that nurses improved their information literacy level. A cost consequence analysis indicated organizational cost was minimal. Together, these outcomes suggest it would be beneficial to adopt the approach across all hospital nursing units to encourage the use of evidence to support bedside care. Future directions for the hospital librarian/expert EBP mentor to support and sustain a Magnet culture are discussed by identifying select Forces/Essentials of Magnetism and how an expert EBP mentor could impact those Forces using different approaches.
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.titleClinical Librarian as EBP Mentor: Advancing Patient Care Through Interdisciplinary Collaborationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHartzell, Tamien_US
dc.author.detailsTami Hartzell, MLS, Hospital Librarian and Expert EBP Mentor, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York, USA, email: tami.hartzell@rochestergeneral.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182178-
dc.description.abstractPodium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Excellent patient care depends upon nurses adopting an evidence-based practice (EBP) approach to care. A hospital librarian whose role has evolved to organizational EBP mentor provides leadership to support interdisciplinary collaboration and professional development by promoting EBP and the use of evidence to improve patient care and outcomes. This presentation details an outreach approach at the unit level to promote awareness and use of EBP, improve skill level in locating evidence and increase the application of evidence to practice. This innovative approach supplements the traditional skills of a hospital librarian who has also received graduate EBP mentor role training. Consequently, the role of hospital librarian has evolved to that of a knowledgeable change agent who promotes and sustains EBP across the organization. A pilot project that assimilated the librarian into unit activities identified several positive outcomes. Interdisciplinary collaboration between nurses and the EBP librarian was established. Results demonstrated a moderate effect size indicating nurses' beliefs on the EBP Beliefs Scale increased and a modest effect size indicating that nurses improved their information literacy level. A cost consequence analysis indicated organizational cost was minimal. Together, these outcomes suggest it would be beneficial to adopt the approach across all hospital nursing units to encourage the use of evidence to support bedside care. Future directions for the hospital librarian/expert EBP mentor to support and sustain a Magnet culture are discussed by identifying select Forces/Essentials of Magnetism and how an expert EBP mentor could impact those Forces using different approaches.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:12:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:12:38Z-
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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