?Digging for Dinosaurs? Contest: A Novel Strategy to Engage Nurses in Questioning Practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243419
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
?Digging for Dinosaurs? Contest: A Novel Strategy to Engage Nurses in Questioning Practice
Author(s):
Brown, Caroline E.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Mu, Gamma Gamma
Author Details:
Brown, Caroline E., DEd, CNS, c7brown@ucsd.edu;
Abstract:
Purpose

The “Digging for Dinosaurs” contest and educational sessions are a catalyst intended to engage nurses in questioning their practice in a non-threatening and fun manner.  The “Digging for Dinosaurs” contest was conceived based on an article about “sacred cows” in nursing practice and generating interest in research-based practice

Methods

This project was led by the nursing research council and  consisted of a contest held during Nurse Recognition Week 2008.   A marketing poster and contest entry forms were created and distributed in multiple avenues.  All participants had access to the Medical Center Library resources and classes on “Searching the Nursing Literature Effectively” were also held each day during Nurse Recognition Week. Completed forms were submitted prior to an EBP mini-conference and evaluated by the nursing research council. Participants could be recognized and rewarded for their submissions.  Submission topics were discussed in the Nurse Recognition Week EBP sessions and mini conference. 

Outcomes

Thirty-two submissions were generated from the contest.  The response rate was 3.1 which can be explained through Diffusion of Innovation Theory (Rodgers, 1986) with those who participated representing the innovators.  Nurses identified a number of practice concerns ranging from clinical topics to practice environment concerns.  Staff nurses represented the majority of the participants, with clinical nurse educators, nursing managers, and performance improvement nurses also participating.  Several of the submissions have developed into promotional projects for staff in the clinical ladder program. 

Conclusions

The implications of the contest for practice and education are significant as the contest was an effective way to begin to engage nurses at all levels in questioning practice.  The potential impact on practice is that the concerns identified have spurred an interest in questioning practice.  Several action teams have been formed to begin to address practice concerns generated by the contest.

Keywords:
evidence-based practice; questioning clinical practice; Dinosaur Contest
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 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.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.title?Digging for Dinosaurs? Contest: A Novel Strategy to Engage Nurses in Questioning Practiceen
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Caroline E.en
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Mu, Gamma Gammaen
dc.author.detailsBrown, Caroline E., DEd, CNS, c7brown@ucsd.edu;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243419-
dc.description.abstractPurpose <p>The &ldquo;Digging for Dinosaurs&rdquo; contest and educational sessions are a catalyst intended to engage nurses in questioning their practice in a non-threatening and fun manner.&nbsp; The &ldquo;Digging for Dinosaurs&rdquo; contest was conceived based on an article about &ldquo;sacred cows&rdquo; in nursing practice and generating interest in research-based practice <p>Methods <p>This project was led by the nursing research council and &nbsp;consisted of a contest held during Nurse Recognition Week 2008.&nbsp;&nbsp; A marketing poster and contest entry forms were created and distributed in multiple avenues.&nbsp; All participants had access to the Medical Center Library resources and classes on &ldquo;Searching the Nursing Literature Effectively&rdquo; were also held each day during Nurse Recognition Week. Completed forms were submitted prior to an EBP mini-conference and evaluated by the nursing research council. Participants could be recognized and rewarded for their submissions.&nbsp; Submission topics were discussed in the Nurse Recognition Week EBP sessions and mini conference.&nbsp; <p>Outcomes <p>Thirty-two submissions were generated from the contest.&nbsp; The response rate was 3.1 which can be explained through Diffusion of Innovation Theory (Rodgers, 1986) with those who participated representing the innovators.&nbsp; Nurses identified a number of practice concerns ranging from clinical topics to practice environment concerns.&nbsp; Staff nurses represented the majority of the participants, with clinical nurse educators, nursing managers, and performance improvement nurses also participating.&nbsp; Several of the submissions have developed into promotional projects for staff in the clinical ladder program.&nbsp; <p>Conclusions <p>The implications of the contest for practice and education are significant as the contest was an effective way to begin to engage nurses at all levels in questioning practice.&nbsp; The potential impact on practice is that the concerns identified have spurred an interest in questioning practice.&nbsp; Several action teams have been formed to begin to address practice concerns generated by the contest.en
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen
dc.subjectquestioning clinical practiceen
dc.subjectDinosaur Contesten
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:22:00Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:22:00Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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