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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201930
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Social Networking: Supporting Evidence-Based Knowledge Exchange
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) The phenomenon of social networking and the growth of this technology provides a significant opportunity for knowledge exchange within the nursing profession. A professional nursing association in Ontario, Canada is harnessing this technology to connect nurses with a common interest in evidence-based practice implementation.  “Nurse Communities” (formerly known as NURSE Guideline Network) was re-launched in 2010 and provides an online community for nurses, student nurses and other health-care professionals to connect with others interested in implementing and evaluating clinical practice change. “Nurse Communities” supports global collaboration.  Through this network, individuals and organizations are able to share their guideline implementation experiences and related resources.  Members are able to search the online network to see which best practice guidelines others are implementing, either by topic or by geographic area.  They create groups that are focused on specific issues or areas of focus, and invite other colleagues to join in on the discussions and knowledge exchange.  This presentation will highlight the challenges experienced in engaging nurses in utilizing social networking to enhance their practice, and share the strategies that have been effective to date in supporting nurses as knowledge professionals through online communities.  Evaluation results will be described - early indications are that “Nurse Communities” has the potential to link nurses towards common goals.  The key learnings from this initiative will be shared, and will be of interest to other nurses who are exploring innovative approaches to system-wide knowledge exchange and the integration of technology in practice.  
Keywords:
social networking; technology; evidence-based practice
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSocial Networking: Supporting Evidence-Based Knowledge Exchangeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201930-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) The phenomenon of social networking and the growth of this technology provides a significant opportunity for knowledge exchange within the nursing profession. A professional nursing association in Ontario, Canada is harnessing this technology to connect nurses with a common interest in evidence-based practice implementation.  “Nurse Communities” (formerly known as NURSE Guideline Network) was re-launched in 2010 and provides an online community for nurses, student nurses and other health-care professionals to connect with others interested in implementing and evaluating clinical practice change. “Nurse Communities” supports global collaboration.  Through this network, individuals and organizations are able to share their guideline implementation experiences and related resources.  Members are able to search the online network to see which best practice guidelines others are implementing, either by topic or by geographic area.  They create groups that are focused on specific issues or areas of focus, and invite other colleagues to join in on the discussions and knowledge exchange.  This presentation will highlight the challenges experienced in engaging nurses in utilizing social networking to enhance their practice, and share the strategies that have been effective to date in supporting nurses as knowledge professionals through online communities.  Evaluation results will be described - early indications are that “Nurse Communities” has the potential to link nurses towards common goals.  The key learnings from this initiative will be shared, and will be of interest to other nurses who are exploring innovative approaches to system-wide knowledge exchange and the integration of technology in practice.  en_GB
dc.subjectsocial networkingen_GB
dc.subjecttechnologyen_GB
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:00:42Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:00:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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