EVITECH: A Pilot Study Exploring Ways to Optimise the Uptake of Evidence-Based Practice to Undergraduate Nurses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243350
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
EVITECH: A Pilot Study Exploring Ways to Optimise the Uptake of Evidence-Based Practice to Undergraduate Nurses
Author(s):
Hickman, Louise D.; Phillips, Jane L.; Kelly, Helen Louise
Author Details:
Hickman, Louise D., BN, RN, MPH, PhD, louise.hickman@uts.edu.au; Phillips, Jane L., PhD; Kelly, Helen Louise, RN, BN (Hons);
Abstract:
Background: Undergraduate nursing students are frequently reticent to engage with knowledge utilisation and translation skill development, although this is a critical role of all universities in narrowing the evidence practice gap.

Aims: 1) Identify facilitators and barriers to student engagement in knowledge utilisation and translation; 2) determine effective teaching and learning strategies to build undergraduate nurses evidenced based practice capabilities.

Significance: Evidence-based practice capabilities are important to improve patient outcomes, promoting organisational efficiencies and create satisfying work environments. Effective robust evidence needs to guide the most effective way to build knowledge translation skills.

Methodology: This mixed methods study collected data from a three year period (2008-10) and utilized a Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) approach. Three cohorts of undergraduate nurses (N=188) enrolled in a knowledge translation and utilisation unit at one Australian university participated in the study.

Results: Preliminary investigation Unit Content Evaluation (UCE) data revealed over half (55%) of undergraduate nurses were satisfied overall. Sixteen individual UCE items were broken into four sub-groups: materials, resources, teaching and workload. These sub-groups underpinned key priority areas for PDSA cycles 1 and 2.

PDSA cycle 1 demonstrated significant improvement overall (p > 0.05) between 2008-09 and significant improvements in the material (p>0.001) and teaching sub-groups (p> 0.05).

PDSA cycle 2 in 2010 demonstrated significant improvement overall from 2008 (p > 0.05). Qualitative reflective data within PDSA cycle 2 identified four themes: 1) What engages students in the learning process; 2) The student nurse learning trajectory; 3) Student nurse preconceptions of research and evidenced-based practice; and 4) Appreciating the importance of research to nursing.

Discussion and implications: There are more effective methods of teaching knowledge utilisation and translation to nursing students. Effective engagement of nursing students in knowledge translation units will have immediate and long term benefits for nursing as a profession and the care patients receive.

Keywords:
Evidence-based practice; Education; Knowledge translation
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEVITECH: A Pilot Study Exploring Ways to Optimise the Uptake of Evidence-Based Practice to Undergraduate Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHickman, Louise D.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Jane L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Helen Louiseen_GB
dc.author.detailsHickman, Louise D., BN, RN, MPH, PhD, louise.hickman@uts.edu.au; Phillips, Jane L., PhD; Kelly, Helen Louise, RN, BN (Hons);en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243350-
dc.description.abstract<b>Background:</b> Undergraduate nursing students are frequently reticent to engage with knowledge utilisation and translation skill development, although this is a critical role of all universities in narrowing the evidence practice gap. <p><b>Aims:</b> 1) Identify facilitators and barriers to student engagement in knowledge utilisation and translation; 2) determine effective teaching and learning strategies to build undergraduate nurses evidenced based practice capabilities.<b></b><p><b>Significance:</b> Evidence-based practice capabilities are important to improve patient outcomes, promoting organisational efficiencies and create satisfying work environments. Effective robust evidence needs to guide the most effective way to build knowledge translation skills. <p><b>Methodology: </b>This mixed methods study collected data&nbsp;from a three year period (2008-10) and utilized a Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) approach. Three cohorts of undergraduate nurses (N=188) enrolled in a knowledge translation and utilisation unit at one Australian university participated in the study. <p><b>Results: </b>Preliminary investigation Unit Content Evaluation (UCE) data revealed over half (55%) of undergraduate nurses were satisfied overall. Sixteen individual UCE items were broken into four sub-groups: materials, resources, teaching and workload. These sub-groups underpinned key priority areas for PDSA cycles 1 and 2. <p>PDSA cycle 1 demonstrated significant improvement overall (p &gt; 0.05) between 2008-09 and significant improvements in the material (p&gt;0.001) and teaching sub-groups (p&gt; 0.05). <p>PDSA cycle 2 in 2010 demonstrated significant improvement overall from 2008 (p &gt; 0.05). Qualitative reflective data within PDSA cycle 2 identified four themes: 1) What engages students in the learning process; 2) The student nurse learning trajectory; 3) Student nurse preconceptions of research and evidenced-based practice; and 4) Appreciating the importance of research to nursing. <p><b>Discussion and implications:</b> There are more effective methods of teaching knowledge utilisation and translation to nursing students. Effective engagement of nursing students in knowledge translation units will have immediate and long term benefits for nursing as a profession and the care patients receive.en_GB
dc.subjectEvidence-based practiceen_GB
dc.subjectEducationen_GB
dc.subjectKnowledge translationen_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:20:59Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:20:59Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen_GB
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