The practice of Finnish nursing staff – does the training change the nursing practice more evidence-based?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307912
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The practice of Finnish nursing staff – does the training change the nursing practice more evidence-based?
Author(s):
Kvist, Tarja; Mäntynen, Raija; Tervo-Heikkinen, Tarja
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Tarja Kvist, PhD, RN, tarja.kvist@uef.fi; Raija Mäntynen, PhD; Tarja Tervo-Heikkinen, PhD
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

Background, aim: Evidence- based practice (EBP) training project of nursing staff is carried out between November 2012 and May 2013 at Northern Savo Hospital District area. The aim of this project was to promote EBP. Nurses’ perceptions of EBP were studied before and at the end of the EBP course.

Method/ intervention: Before the course all 43 nurses answered the survey. The instruments are “The Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire for Nurses” including 24 questions and “Attitudes to Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire” including 17 questions as Linton and Prasun (2012) used. One open-ended questions were added to get their expectations and experiences of the course. The course consisted different learning methods e.g. the lectures, group working, and assignments in web-based learning environment.

 Findings: Before the training: The respondents’ average age was 39 years and work experience was 13 years. They reported 50 % of practice was evidence-based. The lowest mean=1.88 (range 1-7) was for the question “New evidence is so important that I make time in my work schedule”. The research skills were evaluated critically (mean =3.05) as awareness of major information types and sources (mean=3.52) and knowledge of how to retrieve evidence (mean=3.44).

The support of the administration was in moderate level, mean=3.12 (range: 1-5). They believed highly (mean=4.33) the course would help them use research effectively. Nearly all nurses expected to get skills to search, read and use the research knowledge. Results of ending of the course will be reported in convention.

 Discussion: The Finnish nursing staff are well educated and professionals, but still there is the component of experience-based in their practice. All nurses showed high motivation to the course, but they need to be supported by their leaders.

Reference:

Linton M.J. & Prasun M.A. (2012) Evidence-based practice: collaboration between education and nursing management. Journal of Nursing Management. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2012.01440.x

Keywords:
evidence-based practice; nursing staff; training
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe practice of Finnish nursing staff – does the training change the nursing practice more evidence-based?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKvist, Tarjaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMäntynen, Raijaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTervo-Heikkinen, Tarjaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsTarja Kvist, PhD, RN, tarja.kvist@uef.fi; Raija Mäntynen, PhD; Tarja Tervo-Heikkinen, PhDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307912-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Background, aim: Evidence- based practice (EBP) training project of nursing staff is carried out between November 2012 and May 2013 at Northern Savo Hospital District area. The aim of this project was to promote EBP. Nurses’ perceptions of EBP were studied before and at the end of the EBP course. <p>Method/ intervention: Before the course all 43 nurses answered the survey. The instruments are “The Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire for Nurses” including 24 questions and “Attitudes to Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire” including 17 questions as Linton and Prasun (2012) used. One open-ended questions were added to get their expectations and experiences of the course. The course consisted different learning methods e.g. the lectures, group working, and assignments in web-based learning environment. <p> Findings: Before the training: The respondents’ average age was 39 years and work experience was 13 years. They reported 50 % of practice was evidence-based. The lowest mean=1.88 (range 1-7) was for the question “New evidence is so important that I make time in my work schedule”. The research skills were evaluated critically (mean =3.05) as awareness of major information types and sources (mean=3.52) and knowledge of how to retrieve evidence (mean=3.44). <p>The support of the administration was in moderate level, mean=3.12 (range: 1-5). They believed highly (mean=4.33) the course would help them use research effectively. Nearly all nurses expected to get skills to search, read and use the research knowledge. Results of ending of the course will be reported in convention. <p> Discussion: The Finnish nursing staff are well educated and professionals, but still there is the component of experience-based in their practice. All nurses showed high motivation to the course, but they need to be supported by their leaders. <p>Reference: <p>Linton M.J. & Prasun M.A. (2012) Evidence-based practice: collaboration between education and nursing management. Journal of Nursing Management. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2012.01440.xen_GB
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen_GB
dc.subjectnursing staffen_GB
dc.subjecttrainingen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:24:01Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:24:01Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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