Engaging Staff in Evidence-Based Practice: Paying It Forward in a Community Hospital Setting

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308235
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Engaging Staff in Evidence-Based Practice: Paying It Forward in a Community Hospital Setting
Author(s):
Grady, Kelly L
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Kelly L Grady, PhD RN-BC, kelly.grady@wdhospital.com
Abstract:

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

Staff nurses are our best investment for the development of nursing science.  In a small facility like ours, with a nursing staff of less than 50% Bachelor's (or higher) prepared nurses, we have experienced challenges in speaking the language of, and applying, evidence-based principles.  We have developed a number of successful strategies aimed at engaging staff nurses in seeking and using evidence-based practice.  Encouraging and supporting our nurses to return to school to pursue advanced degrees and mentoring the staff nurse leaders of special interest groups have been tremendous first steps in building a culture of inquiry in our community hospital.  The true support of staff nurses who are adult learners and juggle school and work simultaneously requires creativity and advising that goes above and beyond what typical students receive from a school advisor.  With an intentional effort to support our staff nurses who go back to school seeking a BS/BSN or higher degree, we are proud to have nearly one-sixth of our nursing staff in school currently.  Collaboration with local universities, hosting multiple cohorts of students on-site, offering educational sessions, and coaching individual students have been important initiatives not only to get back to school, but to get the most from their educational experiences.  Mentoring staff nurses in leading special interest groups has also proven to be a rewarding enterprise that has enhanced future leader development, encouraged colleagues to get involved in asking good clinical questions, helped staff to understand and apply evidence to bedside practice, and improved patient outcomes with intravenous therapy and the management of chronic pain patients at our facility.  Our Nursing Education, Research, and Innovations staff has been empowered to fully engage in the development of our nurses to stimulate and grow a culture of inquiry at our hospital.
Keywords:
educational advancement; building culture of inquiry; special interest groups
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.titleEngaging Staff in Evidence-Based Practice: Paying It Forward in a Community Hospital Settingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGrady, Kelly Len_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsKelly L Grady, PhD RN-BC, kelly.grady@wdhospital.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308235-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Staff nurses are our best investment for the development of nursing science.  In a small facility like ours, with a nursing staff of less than 50% Bachelor's (or higher) prepared nurses, we have experienced challenges in speaking the language of, and applying, evidence-based principles.  We have developed a number of successful strategies aimed at engaging staff nurses in seeking and using evidence-based practice.  Encouraging and supporting our nurses to return to school to pursue advanced degrees and mentoring the staff nurse leaders of special interest groups have been tremendous first steps in building a culture of inquiry in our community hospital.  The true support of staff nurses who are adult learners and juggle school and work simultaneously requires creativity and advising that goes above and beyond what typical students receive from a school advisor.  With an intentional effort to support our staff nurses who go back to school seeking a BS/BSN or higher degree, we are proud to have nearly one-sixth of our nursing staff in school currently.  Collaboration with local universities, hosting multiple cohorts of students on-site, offering educational sessions, and coaching individual students have been important initiatives not only to get back to school, but to get the most from their educational experiences.  Mentoring staff nurses in leading special interest groups has also proven to be a rewarding enterprise that has enhanced future leader development, encouraged colleagues to get involved in asking good clinical questions, helped staff to understand and apply evidence to bedside practice, and improved patient outcomes with intravenous therapy and the management of chronic pain patients at our facility.  Our Nursing Education, Research, and Innovations staff has been empowered to fully engage in the development of our nurses to stimulate and grow a culture of inquiry at our hospital.en_GB
dc.subjecteducational advancementen_GB
dc.subjectbuilding culture of inquiryen_GB
dc.subjectspecial interest groupsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:39Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:39Z-
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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