Improving Quality in Long-Term Care: A Collaborative Evidence-Based Practice Project

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602500
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Improving Quality in Long-Term Care: A Collaborative Evidence-Based Practice Project
Author(s):
Roe, Elizabeth
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Theta Chi
Author Details:
Elizabeth Roe, RN, eroe@svsu.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: This presentation will describe an ongoing collaborative evidence-based practice (EBP) project to improve quality in long-term care (LTC). The project is mutually beneficial to the University and the clinical settings involved. The goals of this project are: 1. To involve staff in EBP in the LTC setting, 2. To increase the knowledge and use of EBP in the LTC setting, and: 3. Improve quality and safety in the LTC setting. The project began five years ago when a Nursing faculty member from the University functioned as an EBP mentor in an acute care hospital, providing education on EBP and assisting staff in the identification of evidence-based questions with subsequent evidence reviews and recommendations.  One year ago this project extended to the LTC setting where the faculty member has been working with LTC staff in three different local agencies to identify clinical problems, complete EBP reviews, make recommendations, and assist with implementation of recommendations if needed. The faculty member serves as a mentor, helping nurses in LTC (at all levels) who are often unaware of EBP, integrate evidence into practice. This is especially relevant in LTCs which have a very low percentage of Registered Nurses, let alone nurses with baccalaureate degrees that are knowledgeable about EBP. This project has benefits for both the University and LTC agencies. Clinical agencies have increased the use of EBP and improved quality and safety in areas such as care of dementia residents, prevention of urinary tract infections, and retention of staff. In addition, staff at the agencies have increased their competency in EBP and seen firsthand the importance of EBP. Examples of the EBP reviews include prevention of UTIs in residents of LTC, recruitment and retention of LTC staff, and family communication. Changes in policies and procedures have occurred, along with recommendations for further research. The Nursing program at the University has benefited by the increase in the collaborative relationships with the agencies and opportunities for students.
Keywords:
Evidence-based practice; Collaboration between academia and practice
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15EB2.26
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleImproving Quality in Long-Term Care: A Collaborative Evidence-Based Practice Projecten
dc.contributor.authorRoe, Elizabethen
dc.contributor.departmentTheta Chien
dc.author.detailsElizabeth Roe, RN, eroe@svsu.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602500en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: This presentation will describe an ongoing collaborative evidence-based practice (EBP) project to improve quality in long-term care (LTC). The project is mutually beneficial to the University and the clinical settings involved. The goals of this project are: 1. To involve staff in EBP in the LTC setting, 2. To increase the knowledge and use of EBP in the LTC setting, and: 3. Improve quality and safety in the LTC setting. The project began five years ago when a Nursing faculty member from the University functioned as an EBP mentor in an acute care hospital, providing education on EBP and assisting staff in the identification of evidence-based questions with subsequent evidence reviews and recommendations.  One year ago this project extended to the LTC setting where the faculty member has been working with LTC staff in three different local agencies to identify clinical problems, complete EBP reviews, make recommendations, and assist with implementation of recommendations if needed. The faculty member serves as a mentor, helping nurses in LTC (at all levels) who are often unaware of EBP, integrate evidence into practice. This is especially relevant in LTCs which have a very low percentage of Registered Nurses, let alone nurses with baccalaureate degrees that are knowledgeable about EBP. This project has benefits for both the University and LTC agencies. Clinical agencies have increased the use of EBP and improved quality and safety in areas such as care of dementia residents, prevention of urinary tract infections, and retention of staff. In addition, staff at the agencies have increased their competency in EBP and seen firsthand the importance of EBP. Examples of the EBP reviews include prevention of UTIs in residents of LTC, recruitment and retention of LTC staff, and family communication. Changes in policies and procedures have occurred, along with recommendations for further research. The Nursing program at the University has benefited by the increase in the collaborative relationships with the agencies and opportunities for students.en
dc.subjectEvidence-based practiceen
dc.subjectCollaboration between academia and practiceen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:30:20Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:30:20Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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