Clinicians Move Forward Using Journal Club Participation to Enhance Evidence Based Practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308020
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Clinicians Move Forward Using Journal Club Participation to Enhance Evidence Based Practice
Author(s):
Lefaiver, Cheryl A.; Tuzik Micek, Wendy
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Beta
Author Details:
Cheryl A. Lefaiver, PhD, RN, CCRP, cheryl.lefaiver@advocatehealth.com; Wendy Tuzik Micek, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

Purpose

To move belief and implementation of evidence based practice (EBP) forward takes more than evidence, including leadership support, educational resources and engaged clinicians. Participation in journal clubs (JC) has been shown to improve nurses’ research knowledge and use of EBP. Using diffusion theory as a framework, the adoption of journal clubs contributes to a culture of inquiry necessary for EBP uptake. The purpose of this study was to describe the change in JC utilization and clinicians’ self-report of EBP beliefs and implementation.

Methods

A convenience sample was comprised of inpatient and outpatient clinicians serving on the shared governance Practice Council for a one year term while participating in the JC program. A quasi-experimental design with survey data collection before and after participation in the JC program was employed. Over two years, a multipronged approach of education, mentoring and evaluation was incorporated into the implementation of JCs using the shared governance structure. EBP engagement was measured using the EBP Beliefs and Implementation Scales at six month intervals. Scores were compared from before to after JC using paired t-tests.

Results

Surveys were completed at 4 time points (samples of 42, 49, 37, 54). Respondents majority were bachelor's prepared staff nurses with more than 10 years experience. Both the Beliefs and Implementation Scale scores significantly (p<0.05) improved from baseline to repeat survey. Individual items showed an increase in number of times clinical research was read and shared with colleagues. Total JC attendance increased from 36 in 2009, 390 in 2010, 1,075 in 2011 and 696 in 2012.

Conclusions

Engagement in JCs moved implementation of EBP forward in our clinical setting. Providing a simple, straightforward approach for staff to participate in research utilization can improve the uptake of EBP whereby nurses can support patients to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

Keywords:
Evidence Based Practice Implementation; Shared Governance; Journal Club
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:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleClinicians Move Forward Using Journal Club Participation to Enhance Evidence Based Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLefaiver, Cheryl A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorTuzik Micek, Wendyen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsCheryl A. Lefaiver, PhD, RN, CCRP, cheryl.lefaiver@advocatehealth.com; Wendy Tuzik Micek, PhD, RN, NEA-BCen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308020-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Purpose <p>To move belief and implementation of evidence based practice (EBP) forward takes more than evidence, including leadership support, educational resources and engaged clinicians. Participation in journal clubs (JC) has been shown to improve nurses’ research knowledge and use of EBP. Using diffusion theory as a framework, the adoption of journal clubs contributes to a culture of inquiry necessary for EBP uptake. The purpose of this study was to describe the change in JC utilization and clinicians’ self-report of EBP beliefs and implementation. <p>Methods <p>A convenience sample was comprised of inpatient and outpatient clinicians serving on the shared governance Practice Council for a one year term while participating in the JC program. A quasi-experimental design with survey data collection before and after participation in the JC program was employed. Over two years, a multipronged approach of education, mentoring and evaluation was incorporated into the implementation of JCs using the shared governance structure. EBP engagement was measured using the EBP Beliefs and Implementation Scales at six month intervals. Scores were compared from before to after JC using paired t-tests. <p>Results <p>Surveys were completed at 4 time points (samples of 42, 49, 37, 54). Respondents majority were bachelor's prepared staff nurses with more than 10 years experience. Both the Beliefs and Implementation Scale scores significantly (p<0.05) improved from baseline to repeat survey. Individual items showed an increase in number of times clinical research was read and shared with colleagues. Total JC attendance increased from 36 in 2009, 390 in 2010, 1,075 in 2011 and 696 in 2012. <p>Conclusions <p>Engagement in JCs moved implementation of EBP forward in our clinical setting. Providing a simple, straightforward approach for staff to participate in research utilization can improve the uptake of EBP whereby nurses can support patients to achieve optimal patient outcomes.en_GB
dc.subjectEvidence Based Practice Implementationen_GB
dc.subjectShared Governanceen_GB
dc.subjectJournal Cluben_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:25:29Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:25:29Z-
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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