Research Champions: An initiative to improve use of research evidence in nursing practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308571
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Research Champions: An initiative to improve use of research evidence in nursing practice
Author(s):
Spalding, Gary; Rothbauer, Susan; Logsdon, M. Cynthia; Stikes, Reetta; Doan, Regina
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Gary Spalding, BSN, garysp@ulh.org; Susan Rothbauer, BSN; M. Cynthia Logsdon, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN; Reetta Stikes, MSN, RNC-NIC, CLC; Regina Doan, BSN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

The purpose of this presentation is to describe and evaluate an initiative (Research Champions) to increase the research skills of nurses so that they are better prepared to evaluate research evidence and implement evidence based practice in a university hospital. Based upon Diffusion of Innovation Theory (Rogers, 1962) and self efficacy theory (Bandura, 1977), nurse leaders from each hospital unit were invited to nominate candidates for two cohorts (2010, 2012) of the Research Champion (RC) program. Individuals could also self nominate. The expectation was for the RC’s to be opinion leaders across different care settings. The RC program consisted of a year of interactive skill building sessions on research knowledge and change strategies and the opportunity to practice skills needed to integrate evidence based practice into professional nursing culture. The sessions were provided by nurse scientists and other nurse leaders. The RC application included signatures from nurse leaders indicating their support of time and expected outcomes from RC’s (journal clubs on unit, research critique in nursing newsletter, completion of quality improvement /research project on unit with abstract submitted to nursing research day). Twenty four nurses started each cohort with 50% completing classes and outcomes. Based upon self efficacy theory, data from program evaluations at completion of course and at 12 month follow up indicated that RC’s had improved confidence (self efficacy) in their abilities to critique research manuscripts and to attend to ethics of research. Use of RC’s (opinion leaders) are an effective strategy to communicate innovation and change the culture to embrace research evidence as a foundation of professional nursing practice.
Keywords:
evidence based practice; innovation; change
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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleResearch Champions: An initiative to improve use of research evidence in nursing practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSpalding, Garyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRothbauer, Susanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLogsdon, M. Cynthiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStikes, Reettaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDoan, Reginaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsGary Spalding, BSN, garysp@ulh.org; Susan Rothbauer, BSN; M. Cynthia Logsdon, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN; Reetta Stikes, MSN, RNC-NIC, CLC; Regina Doan, BSNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308571-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>The purpose of this presentation is to describe and evaluate an initiative (Research Champions) to increase the research skills of nurses so that they are better prepared to evaluate research evidence and implement evidence based practice in a university hospital. Based upon Diffusion of Innovation Theory (Rogers, 1962) and self efficacy theory (Bandura, 1977), nurse leaders from each hospital unit were invited to nominate candidates for two cohorts (2010, 2012) of the Research Champion (RC) program. Individuals could also self nominate. The expectation was for the RC’s to be opinion leaders across different care settings. The RC program consisted of a year of interactive skill building sessions on research knowledge and change strategies and the opportunity to practice skills needed to integrate evidence based practice into professional nursing culture. The sessions were provided by nurse scientists and other nurse leaders. The RC application included signatures from nurse leaders indicating their support of time and expected outcomes from RC’s (journal clubs on unit, research critique in nursing newsletter, completion of quality improvement /research project on unit with abstract submitted to nursing research day). Twenty four nurses started each cohort with 50% completing classes and outcomes. Based upon self efficacy theory, data from program evaluations at completion of course and at 12 month follow up indicated that RC’s had improved confidence (self efficacy) in their abilities to critique research manuscripts and to attend to ethics of research. Use of RC’s (opinion leaders) are an effective strategy to communicate innovation and change the culture to embrace research evidence as a foundation of professional nursing practice.en_GB
dc.subjectevidence based practiceen_GB
dc.subjectinnovationen_GB
dc.subjectchangeen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:33:04Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:33:04Z-
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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