Evaluation of a Novel Evidence-Based Practice Mentorship Program in a Pediatric Quaternary Care Setting

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621707
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Poster
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Title:
Evaluation of a Novel Evidence-Based Practice Mentorship Program in a Pediatric Quaternary Care Setting
Author(s):
Schuler, Paul David
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Epsilon
Author Details:
Paul David Schuler, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, Professional Experience: I have called Boston Children’s Hospital home for the past ten years where I have provided patient care in several capacities as both a staff nurse and nurse practitioner. In pursuit of furthering my education, I am currently a Doctor Nursing Practice student at Northeastern University. My interest lies in the use of evidence-based practice which is the foundation for the nursing care I provide. Its benefits are well known though underutilized. To that end, I have been actively involved in the Evidence-Based Practice Subcommittee of the Nursing Research Council at Boston Children’s Hospital. Last year, I had the opportunity to assist in the conceptual development and implementation of the Evidence-Based Practice Mentorship Program (EBPMP) that launched in March 2016. I worked closely with members of the EBP Subcommittee who have become my closest mentors. I am now evaluating EBPMP as part of my DNP capstone scholarly project. Author Summary: Paul Schuler is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certified in both primary and acute care specialties currently working in the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is a current Doctor of Nursing Practice student at Northeastern University with emphasis in evidence-based practice mentorship program development. He is the chair of the Evidence-Based Practice Subcommittee of the Nursing Research Council, and under the Nurse Executive Committee for Research and Inquiry at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Abstract:

Purpose: Evidence Based Practice (EBP) integrates, synthesizes, and utilizes evidence from research, quality improvement initiatives, theoretical models or frameworks, expert opinion, clinical experience, and patient preferences and values, to inform clinical decision making. Informed clinical decision making is essential for the delivery of high quality care, has the potential to reduce healthcare costs, and has a greater likelihood of achieving optimal patient outcomes. Despite these known benefits, a 2012 institution-wide survey, using the Quick-EBP-VIK, revealed opportunities for improvement in the areas of knowledge and implementation of EBP. In response to these findings, the Evidence-Based Practice Subcommittee of the Nursing Research Council was charged with addressing this institutional need. The result was the development of a novel evidence-based practice mentorship program, or EBPMP.

EBPMP is a self-directed program that requires participants carry out an EBP project that addresses an important clinical practice question. Throughout the twelve-month program, participants move through the steps of the EBP process and are exposed to many EBP resources available from within and outside of their institution. The curriculum includes a step-by-step instructional workbook and ten internet-based educational modules that are designed to quickly guide the learner through the steps of EBP. The modules are presented in a standardized, easy to follow format, and are meant to take no longer than 30 minutes to complete. Suggested readings are made available to the learner to expand their knowledge, and each participant is aligned with an expert mentor to help guide and support them through the process. Upon completion of the program, the participant disseminates their work and is encouraged to serve as a resource to others by promoting EBP in their clinical environment. Key features of EBPMP include its flexible, economical and self-directed approach. EBPMP has the potential to create a self-sustaining group of EBP mentors to foster an institutional culture of mentorship and clinical inquiry.

The purpose of this research project was to evaluate the effect of the EBPMP on nurse participants’ value, implementation and knowledge of EBP, as well as their mentorship experience, using a mixed methods design. The specific aims of this project were 1. To describe demographic and nursing characteristics for the first cohort of EBPMP participants, 2. To describe the change in nurse participants’ value, knowledge, and EBP implementation pre- post EBPMP using Quick-EBP-VIK, 3. To understand the participant’s experience with EBPMP through qualitative content analysis of individual and group interviews conducted midway through the EBPMP, and 4. To understand the participants experience with EBPMP and rationale for withdrawal from the program through individual interviews.

Methods: This study employed a mixed methods design including: Quantitative analysis of pre and post EBPMP using Quick-EBP-VIK survey results; Qualitative content analysis of EBPMP using individual or group interviews midway through the EBPMP, and individual interviews of participants who elect to withdraw from the program.

Results: This study is ongoing.

Conclusion: Findings from this study will inform stakeholders about the benefits of EBPMP and the potential need for program modifications.

Keywords:
evidence-based practice; mentorship; nursing
Repository Posting Date:
7-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
7-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST209
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleEvaluation of a Novel Evidence-Based Practice Mentorship Program in a Pediatric Quaternary Care Settingen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchuler, Paul Daviden
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Epsilonen
dc.author.detailsPaul David Schuler, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, Professional Experience: I have called Boston Children’s Hospital home for the past ten years where I have provided patient care in several capacities as both a staff nurse and nurse practitioner. In pursuit of furthering my education, I am currently a Doctor Nursing Practice student at Northeastern University. My interest lies in the use of evidence-based practice which is the foundation for the nursing care I provide. Its benefits are well known though underutilized. To that end, I have been actively involved in the Evidence-Based Practice Subcommittee of the Nursing Research Council at Boston Children’s Hospital. Last year, I had the opportunity to assist in the conceptual development and implementation of the Evidence-Based Practice Mentorship Program (EBPMP) that launched in March 2016. I worked closely with members of the EBP Subcommittee who have become my closest mentors. I am now evaluating EBPMP as part of my DNP capstone scholarly project. Author Summary: Paul Schuler is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certified in both primary and acute care specialties currently working in the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is a current Doctor of Nursing Practice student at Northeastern University with emphasis in evidence-based practice mentorship program development. He is the chair of the Evidence-Based Practice Subcommittee of the Nursing Research Council, and under the Nurse Executive Committee for Research and Inquiry at Boston Children’s Hospital.en
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dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose: </strong><span>Evidence Based Practice (EBP) integrates, synthesizes, and utilizes evidence from research, quality improvement initiatives, theoretical models or frameworks, expert opinion, clinical experience, and patient preferences and values, to inform clinical decision making. Informed clinical decision making is essential for the delivery of high quality care, has the potential to reduce healthcare costs, and has a greater likelihood of achieving optimal patient outcomes. Despite these known benefits, a 2012 institution-wide survey, using the Quick-EBP-VIK, revealed opportunities for improvement in the areas of knowledge and implementation of EBP. In response to these findings, the Evidence-Based Practice Subcommittee of the Nursing Research Council was charged with addressing this institutional need. The result was the development of a novel evidence-based practice mentorship program, or EBPMP.</span></p> <p>EBPMP is a self-directed program that requires participants carry out an EBP project that addresses an important clinical practice question. Throughout the twelve-month program, participants move through the steps of the EBP process and are exposed to many EBP resources available from within and outside of their institution. The curriculum includes a step-by-step instructional workbook and ten internet-based educational modules that are designed to quickly guide the learner through the steps of EBP. The modules are presented in a standardized, easy to follow format, and are meant to take no longer than 30 minutes to complete. Suggested readings are made available to the learner to expand their knowledge, and each participant is aligned with an expert mentor to help guide and support them through the process. Upon completion of the program, the participant disseminates their work and is encouraged to serve as a resource to others by promoting EBP in their clinical environment. Key features of EBPMP include its flexible, economical and self-directed approach. EBPMP has the potential to create a self-sustaining group of EBP mentors to foster an institutional culture of mentorship and clinical inquiry.</p> <p>The purpose of this research project was to evaluate the effect of the EBPMP on nurse participants’ value, implementation and knowledge of EBP, as well as their mentorship experience, using a mixed methods design. The specific aims of this project were 1. To describe demographic and nursing characteristics for the first cohort of EBPMP participants, 2. To describe the change in nurse participants’ value, knowledge, and EBP implementation pre- post EBPMP using Quick-EBP-VIK, 3. To understand the participant’s experience with EBPMP through qualitative content analysis of individual and group interviews conducted midway through the EBPMP, and 4. To understand the participants experience with EBPMP and rationale for withdrawal from the program through individual interviews.</p> <p><strong>Methods</strong>: This study employed a mixed methods design including: Quantitative analysis of pre and post EBPMP using Quick-EBP-VIK survey results; Qualitative content analysis of EBPMP using individual or group interviews midway through the EBPMP, and individual interviews of participants who elect to withdraw from the program.</p> <p><strong>Results</strong>: This study is ongoing.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion</strong>: Findings from this study will inform stakeholders about the benefits of EBPMP and the potential need for program modifications.</p>en
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen
dc.subjectmentorshipen
dc.subjectnursingen
dc.date.available2017-07-07T14:23:51Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-07-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-07T14:23:51Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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