Channels 4 Change: An evidence-based process for projects and decision-making

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308553
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Channels 4 Change: An evidence-based process for projects and decision-making
Author(s):
Vander Laan, Karen J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Xi Nu-at-Large
Author Details:
Karen J. Vander Laan, PhD, MSN, RN, karen.vanderlaan2@spectrumhealth.org
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

As nurse leaders, how can we assure that changes we make are reflective of evidence-based practice (EBP)?  In 2009 our Nursing Research Council identified the need to map out a “channel for change” as a way to advance EBP in our organization.  A team was formed and sponsored to achieve three objectives:  1) help nurses recognize EBP already occurring in our organization, 2) connect nurses to existing organizational EBP resources, and 3) define a consistent evidence-based process for proposing and deciding practice and operational changes.  After five months of intensive study, the team introduced Channels 4 Change (C4C), a synthesized evidence-based process for use in inquiry projects and decision-making.  A toolkit was developed, piloted from 2010-2011 by nurses who frequently lead or support projects/task forces, and refined in 2011 to its current resources (workbook, playbook, proposal form, project summary, presentation template).  Based on the Iowa Model of EBP, projects and decision-making systematically proceed through four steps.  First the problem or opportunity is defined and proposed.  If endorsed as a priority, then a team is formed to obtain input from stakeholders to shape the project or decision.  Next, available evidence is obtained and appraised to determine how best to proceed.  If the team’s plan is endorsed by the sponsor, an inquiry project (e.g., research, quality or operational improvement, innovation) is developed and launched or a decision is announced, often as a pilot.  Based on defined process and outcome indicator results, the team and sponsor can decide whether or not to adopt the change.  A project summary captures all project/decision details and lessons learned; toolkit documentation along the way prepares the team to disseminate its results.  We continue to experiment—small consecutive workshops, large team simultaneous use—to add to our growing C4C evidence base.  C4C has equipped us for EBP!
Keywords:
Evidence-based practice; Change; Decision-making
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.titleChannels 4 Change: An evidence-based process for projects and decision-makingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVander Laan, Karen J.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentXi Nu-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsKaren J. Vander Laan, PhD, MSN, RN, karen.vanderlaan2@spectrumhealth.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308553-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>As nurse leaders, how can we assure that changes we make are reflective of evidence-based practice (EBP)?  In 2009 our Nursing Research Council identified the need to map out a “channel for change” as a way to advance EBP in our organization.  A team was formed and sponsored to achieve three objectives:  1) help nurses recognize EBP already occurring in our organization, 2) connect nurses to existing organizational EBP resources, and 3) define a consistent evidence-based process for proposing and deciding practice and operational changes.  After five months of intensive study, the team introduced Channels 4 Change (C4C), a synthesized evidence-based process for use in inquiry projects and decision-making.  A toolkit was developed, piloted from 2010-2011 by nurses who frequently lead or support projects/task forces, and refined in 2011 to its current resources (workbook, playbook, proposal form, project summary, presentation template).  Based on the Iowa Model of EBP, projects and decision-making systematically proceed through four steps.  First the problem or opportunity is defined and proposed.  If endorsed as a priority, then a team is formed to obtain input from stakeholders to shape the project or decision.  Next, available evidence is obtained and appraised to determine how best to proceed.  If the team’s plan is endorsed by the sponsor, an inquiry project (e.g., research, quality or operational improvement, innovation) is developed and launched or a decision is announced, often as a pilot.  Based on defined process and outcome indicator results, the team and sponsor can decide whether or not to adopt the change.  A project summary captures all project/decision details and lessons learned; toolkit documentation along the way prepares the team to disseminate its results.  We continue to experiment—small consecutive workshops, large team simultaneous use—to add to our growing C4C evidence base.  C4C has equipped us for EBP!en_GB
dc.subjectEvidence-based practiceen_GB
dc.subjectChangeen_GB
dc.subjectDecision-makingen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:50Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:50Z-
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
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