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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183078
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Literature and Empirical Research as Guides for Evidence Based Practice
Author(s):
Hyrkas, Kristina
Author Details:
Kristina Hyrkas, PhD, LicNSc, MNSc, RN, Maine Medical Center, Portland, MA, email: hyrkak@mmc.org
Abstract:
Purpose:
Reporting mechanisms at shift change are integral to the communication process used to convey information about patients between health care providers. The hypothesis of this study is that taking the nursing shift report to the bedside and involving the patient and family in the process will result in improved patient outcomes and increased overall satisfaction.

Methods:
A literature review was undertaken in support of a pilot unit's efforts to implement a change of practice to reporting at the bedside. The findings from the literature provided evidence-based recommendations and researched methods that helped the pioneering nurses facilitate the change and overcome common objections. With the successful change, the pilot unit became a mentor to others and they shared the literature within the hospital. Now ongoing, is a longitudinal study involving nine nursing units. Pre- and post-test surveys have been administered to the nurses, patients and nurse managers in March and October 2008, with a final survey to be administered in 2009. The study is being conducted with the approval of the institutional review board.

Findings:
Preliminary findings indicate variability among the nursing units. Each nursing unit is adapting the evidence-based recommendations from literature and their own survey results to their particular work group and patient population.

Discussion:
Literature can function as a solid foundation and a rich source of practical information for nurses at the bedside undertaking a change. It's interesting to note, however, that there is a need for thoughtful consideration to utilization of the information in each practice setting. The successful units have achieved very good results and unanticipated positive outcomes because of the concentrated effort by nurse leadership to engage the staff in discussions about the benefits, challenges and unique applications of general findings to specific situations.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Magnet Hospitals of Florida; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Kissimmee, Florida
Description:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, 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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLiterature and Empirical Research as Guides for Evidence Based Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHyrkas, Kristinaen_US
dc.author.detailsKristina Hyrkas, PhD, LicNSc, MNSc, RN, Maine Medical Center, Portland, MA, email: hyrkak@mmc.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183078-
dc.description.abstractPurpose:<br/>Reporting mechanisms at shift change are integral to the communication process used to convey information about patients between health care providers. The hypothesis of this study is that taking the nursing shift report to the bedside and involving the patient and family in the process will result in improved patient outcomes and increased overall satisfaction.<br/><br/>Methods:<br/>A literature review was undertaken in support of a pilot unit's efforts to implement a change of practice to reporting at the bedside. The findings from the literature provided evidence-based recommendations and researched methods that helped the pioneering nurses facilitate the change and overcome common objections. With the successful change, the pilot unit became a mentor to others and they shared the literature within the hospital. Now ongoing, is a longitudinal study involving nine nursing units. Pre- and post-test surveys have been administered to the nurses, patients and nurse managers in March and October 2008, with a final survey to be administered in 2009. The study is being conducted with the approval of the institutional review board. <br/><br/>Findings:<br/>Preliminary findings indicate variability among the nursing units. Each nursing unit is adapting the evidence-based recommendations from literature and their own survey results to their particular work group and patient population. <br/><br/>Discussion:<br/>Literature can function as a solid foundation and a rich source of practical information for nurses at the bedside undertaking a change. It's interesting to note, however, that there is a need for thoughtful consideration to utilization of the information in each practice setting. The successful units have achieved very good results and unanticipated positive outcomes because of the concentrated effort by nurse leadership to engage the staff in discussions about the benefits, challenges and unique applications of general findings to specific situations.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:13:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:13:37Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostMagnet Hospitals of Floridaen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationKissimmee, Floridaen_US
dc.description6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, 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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