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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304431
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Building the Business Case for EBP and Research
Author(s):
Tucker, Sharon
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Phi
Author Details:
Sharon Tucker, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, sharon-tucker@uiowa.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Nurses have a responsibility to capture the business case and return on investment (ROI) from clinical and operational evidence-based care delivery. Few nurses understand how to build the business case for an EBP and research program, limited research adds to the challenge. Moreover, most healthcare agencies have limited resources to design EBP that includes ROI metrics. This paper discusses one approach for building the business case for EBP and research in a clinical setting. The approach requires strategic vision, clear goals that are aligned with institutional priorities, and a plan for reinvesting the ROI into further EBP and research efforts. By example, one program is targeting employee health and well-being to increase productivity and retention in the workforce and reduce employer healthcare costs. The ROI is based on programs including EBP and research initiatives, alignment with the institutional priorities and builds on research regarding health and safety risks for nurses and employer-based health and wellness programs.  EBP projects include safe-patient handling to prevent staff injury, and reducing burnout among burn nurses with costs savings and positive outcomes. Research initiatives include worksite interventions for improving nurses’ health, physical activity (PA), and productivity. Findings from two nurse samples (n=2247, n=1307) indicate overall suboptimal health and health practices and self-rated stress levels predicted health promotion behavior (r = -0.54, p < .001). Positive health outcomes resulted from PA and safe-handling programs integrated into the workflow of nurses. These projects are possible with continued program growth because of organizational commitment to essential resources such as nurse scientists, EBP and clinical experts, and support staff. Additionally, securing EBP and research grants avails resources to complete targeted projects/studies, and provides staff release time to reinvest into further program development. Data on quality outcomes and the ROI of projects help justify the need for resources.
Keywords:
health promotion; business case; evidence-based practice
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBuilding the Business Case for EBP and Researchen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTucker, Sharonen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Phien_GB
dc.author.detailsSharon Tucker, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, sharon-tucker@uiowa.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304431-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p>Nurses have a responsibility to capture the business case and return on investment (ROI) from clinical and operational evidence-based care delivery. Few nurses understand how to build the business case for an EBP and research program, limited research adds to the challenge. Moreover, most healthcare agencies have limited resources to design EBP that includes ROI metrics. This paper discusses one approach for building the business case for EBP and research in a clinical setting. The approach requires strategic vision, clear goals that are aligned with institutional priorities, and a plan for reinvesting the ROI into further EBP and research efforts. By example, one program is targeting employee health and well-being to increase productivity and retention in the workforce and reduce employer healthcare costs. The ROI is based on programs including EBP and research initiatives, alignment with the institutional priorities and builds on research regarding health and safety risks for nurses and employer-based health and wellness programs.  EBP projects include safe-patient handling to prevent staff injury, and reducing burnout among burn nurses with costs savings and positive outcomes. Research initiatives include worksite interventions for improving nurses’ health, physical activity (PA), and productivity. Findings from two nurse samples (n=2247, n=1307) indicate overall suboptimal health and health practices and self-rated stress levels predicted health promotion behavior (r = -0.54, p < .001). Positive health outcomes resulted from PA and safe-handling programs integrated into the workflow of nurses. These projects are possible with continued program growth because of organizational commitment to essential resources such as nurse scientists, EBP and clinical experts, and support staff. Additionally, securing EBP and research grants avails resources to complete targeted projects/studies, and provides staff release time to reinvest into further program development. Data on quality outcomes and the ROI of projects help justify the need for resources.en_GB
dc.subjecthealth promotionen_GB
dc.subjectbusiness caseen_GB
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:35:42Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:35:42Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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