"Going the Distance" Through Technology-Enabled Best Practice Guideline Implementation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308027
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
"Going the Distance" Through Technology-Enabled Best Practice Guideline Implementation
Author(s):
Wilson, Rita; Bajnok, Irmajean
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Rita Wilson, RN, MEd., MN, rwilson@rnao.ca; Irmajean Bajnok, RN, MSN, PhD
Abstract:

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

This presentation highlights the results of an environmental scan that was conducted to gain insight into the best approach to harness technology to enable health care organizations to implement Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs) and facilitate sustained use to enhance client health outcomes.  The environmental scan included key informant interviews and an online survey which was distributed to organizations implementing clinical BPGs with information technology. The findings revealed large inconsistencies in BPG implementation. Many organizations simply provided links to BPGs on their Intranet sites. Other organizations only embedded the recommended assessments tools within their clinical systems. Very few organizations incorporated the recommended nursing interventions or used technology in any way to support evidence-based nursing practices other than assessment.  These organizations were not taking advantage of technology to support implementation of evidence-based interventions and to record the evidence-based plan of care. 

The findings from this environmental scan were used to develop a BPG implementation framework that incorporates the use of nursing order sets. This approach is an unprecedented, innovative strategy aimed at transforming nursing practice by leveraging technology to promote knowledge translation and evidence-based decision making. Nursing order sets comprised of specific action-oriented nursing interventions can easily be integrated within clinical systems. Therefore, they offer tremendous potential as an enabler for organizations to more effectively promote evidence-based nursing practice and increase the visibility of nurses’ contribution to client health outcomes.

Keywords:
information technology; knowledge translation; 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
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.title"Going the Distance" Through Technology-Enabled Best Practice Guideline Implementationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Ritaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBajnok, Irmajeanen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsRita Wilson, RN, MEd., MN, rwilson@rnao.ca; Irmajean Bajnok, RN, MSN, PhDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308027-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>This presentation highlights the results of an environmental scan that was conducted to gain insight into the best approach to harness technology to enable health care organizations to implement Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs) and facilitate sustained use to enhance client health outcomes.  The environmental scan included key informant interviews and an online survey which was distributed to organizations implementing clinical BPGs with information technology. The findings revealed large inconsistencies in BPG implementation. Many organizations simply provided links to BPGs on their Intranet sites. Other organizations only embedded the recommended assessments tools within their clinical systems. Very few organizations incorporated the recommended nursing interventions or used technology in any way to support evidence-based nursing practices other than assessment.  These organizations were not taking advantage of technology to support implementation of evidence-based interventions and to record the evidence-based plan of care.  <p>The findings from this environmental scan were used to develop a BPG implementation framework that incorporates the use of nursing order sets. This approach is an unprecedented, innovative strategy aimed at transforming nursing practice by leveraging technology to promote knowledge translation and evidence-based decision making. Nursing order sets comprised of specific action-oriented nursing interventions can easily be integrated within clinical systems. Therefore, they offer tremendous potential as an enabler for organizations to more effectively promote evidence-based nursing practice and increase the visibility of nurses’ contribution to client health outcomes.en_GB
dc.subjectinformation technologyen_GB
dc.subjectknowledge translationen_GB
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:25:34Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:25:34Z-
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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