The Growing A Culture of Clinical Inquiry Project: An Innovative Methodology for Asking Questions and Sharing Knowledge Among Nurses in an Acute Care Pediatric Setting

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307967
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Growing A Culture of Clinical Inquiry Project: An Innovative Methodology for Asking Questions and Sharing Knowledge Among Nurses in an Acute Care Pediatric Setting
Author(s):
Laibhen-Parkes, Natasha
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi Gamma
Author Details:
Natasha Laibhen-Parkes, RN, BSN, MSN, CPN, natasha.laibhen-parkes@choa.org
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Institute of Medicine has set a goal that by 2020, 90% of all healthcare decisions in the US will be evidenced based (EB), but the majority of nurses are still not consistently implementing evidence-based practice (EBP) in their clinical settings.  This project was a yearlong initiative conducted on two units within a large tertiary care pediatric hospital to create an environment where nurses were empowered to ask questions about their clinical practice and encouraged to search for best evidence supporting their practice. 

A variety of EB strategies were used to attain and maintain a culture of clinical inquiry, which included: PowerPoint presentations, EBP unit champions, clinical question (PICO) boxes, Clinical Inquiry Posters, Summaries of Evidence (SOE), Layman’s SOE, Medical Librarian inservices, and Journal Clubs.   About 75% of 49 nursing staff contributed questions to the PICO box and Clinical Inquiry Posters. 

After a 12 month period, 34 PICO questions and 23 clinical inquiry questions were generated.  In response, 26 SOE and 7 layman’s SOE were disseminated for staff review. 

The nursing units have a growing database of PICO questions, an active Journal Club, and increased staff comfort and competence in formulating PICO questions.  Journal Club members are more proficient in performing literature searches and critical appraisal techniques.  The use of validated EBP strategies can empower nurses to ask questions about their clinical practice and encourage nurses to acquire and critically appraise evidence to support or refute current practices. 

As the climate of EBP evolves within the clinical setting, nurses need to have confidence in asking clinically relevant questions to truly be agents of change and utilize innovative strategies of accessing and sharing EB knowledge to keep up-to-date and informed.  This is particularly important in the pediatric setting where strategies to promote EBP among nurses have lagged behind adult settings.

Keywords:
pediatric nursing; clinical inquiry; evidence-based practice
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
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Growing A Culture of Clinical Inquiry Project: An Innovative Methodology for Asking Questions and Sharing Knowledge Among Nurses in an Acute Care Pediatric Settingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLaibhen-Parkes, Natashaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPi Gammaen_GB
dc.author.detailsNatasha Laibhen-Parkes, RN, BSN, MSN, CPN, natasha.laibhen-parkes@choa.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307967-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>The Institute of Medicine has set a goal that by 2020, 90% of all healthcare decisions in the US will be evidenced based (EB), but the majority of nurses are still not consistently implementing evidence-based practice (EBP) in their clinical settings.  This project was a yearlong initiative conducted on two units within a large tertiary care pediatric hospital to create an environment where nurses were empowered to ask questions about their clinical practice and encouraged to search for best evidence supporting their practice.  <p>A variety of EB strategies were used to attain and maintain a culture of clinical inquiry, which included: PowerPoint presentations, EBP unit champions, clinical question (PICO) boxes, Clinical Inquiry Posters, Summaries of Evidence (SOE), Layman’s SOE, Medical Librarian inservices, and Journal Clubs.   About 75% of 49 nursing staff contributed questions to the PICO box and Clinical Inquiry Posters.  <p>After a 12 month period, 34 PICO questions and 23 clinical inquiry questions were generated.  In response, 26 SOE and 7 layman’s SOE were disseminated for staff review.  <p>The nursing units have a growing database of PICO questions, an active Journal Club, and increased staff comfort and competence in formulating PICO questions.  Journal Club members are more proficient in performing literature searches and critical appraisal techniques.  The use of validated EBP strategies can empower nurses to ask questions about their clinical practice and encourage nurses to acquire and critically appraise evidence to support or refute current practices.  <p>As the climate of EBP evolves within the clinical setting, nurses need to have confidence in asking clinically relevant questions to truly be agents of change and utilize innovative strategies of accessing and sharing EB knowledge to keep up-to-date and informed.  This is particularly important in the pediatric setting where strategies to promote EBP among nurses have lagged behind adult settings.en_GB
dc.subjectpediatric nursingen_GB
dc.subjectclinical inquiryen_GB
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:24:47Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:24:47Z-
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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