Evidence-Based Practice Mentors and Their Impact on Patient Outcomes and Healthcare Quality

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335710
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evidence-Based Practice Mentors and Their Impact on Patient Outcomes and Healthcare Quality
Author(s):
Gallagher-Ford, Lynn
Author Details:
Lynn Gallagher-Ford PhD, RN, DFPNAP, NE-BC gallagher-ford.1@osu.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, July 28, 2014: In the new healthcare environment, success will be defined in terms of improving patient experiences, and the health of populations while reducing costs. The development of evidence-based practice (EBP) knowledge and skills, design of EBP infrastructures, and promotion of an invasive EBP culture is a strategy that can effectively propel organizations toward achieving these aims for patients, their families and society overall. The availability of a cadre of evidence-based practice mentors has been shown to impact organizations’ abilities to implement and sustain EBP to improve healthcare outcomes. The work and experience of a large, complex healthcare organization that has integrated EBP mentors will be presented and the returns on their EBP investment (ROI) will be discussed. In the first session the definition, scope and responsibilities of the EBP mentor will be presented. In addition, the preparation and education of EBP mentors and their role in evidence-based problem solving at the point of care to improve care and outcomes will be discussed. The second session will provide an example of EBP mentors in action in a real world clinical setting. An exemplar of an evidence-based, quality improvement initiative led by EBP mentors will be presented. The process involved in implementing and embedding the two innovative evidence-based practice change interventions that emerged as well as the outcomes of the projects will be described. The third session will describe successful strategies for integrating EBP Mentors and the EBP process into the strategic vision and operational context within the nursing enterprise. Challenges faced and champions discovered will be highlighted.
Keywords:
outcomes, mentors, 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, 2014
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
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvidence-Based Practice Mentors and Their Impact on Patient Outcomes and Healthcare Qualityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGallagher-Ford, Lynnen_GB
dc.author.detailsLynn Gallagher-Ford PhD, RN, DFPNAP, NE-BC gallagher-ford.1@osu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335710-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, July 28, 2014: In the new healthcare environment, success will be defined in terms of improving patient experiences, and the health of populations while reducing costs. The development of evidence-based practice (EBP) knowledge and skills, design of EBP infrastructures, and promotion of an invasive EBP culture is a strategy that can effectively propel organizations toward achieving these aims for patients, their families and society overall. The availability of a cadre of evidence-based practice mentors has been shown to impact organizations’ abilities to implement and sustain EBP to improve healthcare outcomes. The work and experience of a large, complex healthcare organization that has integrated EBP mentors will be presented and the returns on their EBP investment (ROI) will be discussed. In the first session the definition, scope and responsibilities of the EBP mentor will be presented. In addition, the preparation and education of EBP mentors and their role in evidence-based problem solving at the point of care to improve care and outcomes will be discussed. The second session will provide an example of EBP mentors in action in a real world clinical setting. An exemplar of an evidence-based, quality improvement initiative led by EBP mentors will be presented. The process involved in implementing and embedding the two innovative evidence-based practice change interventions that emerged as well as the outcomes of the projects will be described. The third session will describe successful strategies for integrating EBP Mentors and the EBP process into the strategic vision and operational context within the nursing enterprise. Challenges faced and champions discovered will be highlighted.en_GB
dc.subjectoutcomes, mentors, evidence-based practiceen_GB
dc.date.available2014-11-17T14:32:15Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T14:32:15Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congress, 2014en_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 submited a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the 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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