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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182651
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Courage in Innovation: Elevating the Rigor of Evidence-Based Practice at the Unit Level
Author(s):
Takes, Kay; Schmidt, Bruce
Author Details:
Kay Takes, RN, BSN, MA, CNAA, Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, USA, email: takesk@mercyhealth.com; Bruce Schmidt, PhD, RN
Abstract:
Concurrent Podium Presentation: With the implementation of shared governance at this Magnet Hospital, centralized efforts to advance nursing practice and the practice environment thrived, but projects at the nursing unit level were less apparent. The Courage in Innovation initiative was designed to increase the number of evidence-based improvement initiatives conducted, and to elevate the rigor of these efforts by staff nurses at the unit level. The process incorporates imposing milestones consistent with the Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice on shared governance area coordinating teams to stimulate meaningful clinical improvements and to support nursing staff development in research and evidence-based practice. Shared governance leadership initially developed the Courage in Innovation Award in 2002. In 2006, the Award was transformed to a process, which promoted a more thoughtful and formalized approach by staff nurses to improvement and inquiry. The result was 13 Courage projects covering a wide range of topics such as improvements in end of life care, reducing violence in the ER, the role of nursing judgment in treating patient pain, and reducing the clotting of peripherally inserted central catheters. All of the Courage submissions will be featured in poster presentations during Nurses Week, and several have been accepted for presentation at national conferences. Reference: Titler MG et al: The Iowa model of evidence-based practice to promote quality care. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America 2001 Dec. 13(4): 497-509.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCourage in Innovation: Elevating the Rigor of Evidence-Based Practice at the Unit Levelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTakes, Kayen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Bruceen_US
dc.author.detailsKay Takes, RN, BSN, MA, CNAA, Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, USA, email: takesk@mercyhealth.com; Bruce Schmidt, PhD, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182651-
dc.description.abstractConcurrent Podium Presentation: With the implementation of shared governance at this Magnet Hospital, centralized efforts to advance nursing practice and the practice environment thrived, but projects at the nursing unit level were less apparent. The Courage in Innovation initiative was designed to increase the number of evidence-based improvement initiatives conducted, and to elevate the rigor of these efforts by staff nurses at the unit level. The process incorporates imposing milestones consistent with the Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice on shared governance area coordinating teams to stimulate meaningful clinical improvements and to support nursing staff development in research and evidence-based practice. Shared governance leadership initially developed the Courage in Innovation Award in 2002. In 2006, the Award was transformed to a process, which promoted a more thoughtful and formalized approach by staff nurses to improvement and inquiry. The result was 13 Courage projects covering a wide range of topics such as improvements in end of life care, reducing violence in the ER, the role of nursing judgment in treating patient pain, and reducing the clotting of peripherally inserted central catheters. All of the Courage submissions will be featured in poster presentations during Nurses Week, and several have been accepted for presentation at national conferences. Reference: Titler MG et al: The Iowa model of evidence-based practice to promote quality care. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America 2001 Dec. 13(4): 497-509.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:33:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:33:51Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, 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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