EBP Mentors Improving Healthcare Practice and Impacting Outcomes in Real World Clinical Settings

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335572
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
EBP Mentors Improving Healthcare Practice and Impacting Outcomes in Real World Clinical Settings
Author(s):
Gallagher-Ford, Lynn
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Theta Sigma
Author Details:
Lynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, DFPNAP, NE-BC, gallagher-ford.1@osu.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, July 28, 2014: Purpose: Evidence-based practice mentors have been shown to be critical to effectively integrating and sustaining evidence-based practice and decision-making in clinical organizations. The Advancing Research and Clinical Practice through Close Collaborations Model (ARCC), developed by Melnyk and Fineout-Overholt, is a systemwide model for implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practice. In this model, development of a cadre of EBP mentors is a central and essential mechanism for success in implementing and sustaining EBP in an organization. Melnyk and Fineout-Overholt's work has described EBP mentors as healthcare providers who work with point-of-care staff to implement and sustain EBP. Effective EBP mentors must have deep skills and knowledge not only related to the actual EBP process but they must also be prepared to strategically lead change in organizations. Methods: The knowledge and skills needed to be an EBP mentor are provided to clinicians through a 5-day education program that employs evidence-based adult learning principles such as; combining didactic content with activities to imbed learning, multi-modal delivery mechanisms, “guide on the side” techniques and individual work projects with expert facilitation to teach clinicians the essential attributes needed to perform effectively as an EBP mentor. Results: Participants in the education program are guided through the entire EBP process and complete the program with an evidence-based practice change action plan to take back to their organization for implementation. The EBP mentors who participate in the education program are able to stay connected with their EBP mentor peers across the globe through listservs and bi-monthly synchronous webinars to share stories as well as resources and maintain the bonds and common passion for EBP that developed during the program. Conclusion: The evidence-based education program has generated hundreds of EBP mentors who are working to improve healthcare practices and outcomes across the globe. The impact of EBP mentors will be highlighted.
Keywords:
mentors; education; evidence-based practice
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEBP Mentors Improving Healthcare Practice and Impacting Outcomes in Real World Clinical Settingsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGallagher-Ford, Lynnen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentTheta Sigmaen_GB
dc.author.detailsLynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, DFPNAP, NE-BC, gallagher-ford.1@osu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335572-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, July 28, 2014: Purpose: Evidence-based practice mentors have been shown to be critical to effectively integrating and sustaining evidence-based practice and decision-making in clinical organizations. The Advancing Research and Clinical Practice through Close Collaborations Model (ARCC), developed by Melnyk and Fineout-Overholt, is a systemwide model for implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practice. In this model, development of a cadre of EBP mentors is a central and essential mechanism for success in implementing and sustaining EBP in an organization. Melnyk and Fineout-Overholt's work has described EBP mentors as healthcare providers who work with point-of-care staff to implement and sustain EBP. Effective EBP mentors must have deep skills and knowledge not only related to the actual EBP process but they must also be prepared to strategically lead change in organizations. Methods: The knowledge and skills needed to be an EBP mentor are provided to clinicians through a 5-day education program that employs evidence-based adult learning principles such as; combining didactic content with activities to imbed learning, multi-modal delivery mechanisms, “guide on the side” techniques and individual work projects with expert facilitation to teach clinicians the essential attributes needed to perform effectively as an EBP mentor. Results: Participants in the education program are guided through the entire EBP process and complete the program with an evidence-based practice change action plan to take back to their organization for implementation. The EBP mentors who participate in the education program are able to stay connected with their EBP mentor peers across the globe through listservs and bi-monthly synchronous webinars to share stories as well as resources and maintain the bonds and common passion for EBP that developed during the program. Conclusion: The evidence-based education program has generated hundreds of EBP mentors who are working to improve healthcare practices and outcomes across the globe. The impact of EBP mentors will be highlighted.en_GB
dc.subjectmentorsen_GB
dc.subjecteducationen_GB
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen_GB
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:55:09Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:55:09Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen_GB
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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