NUR 699 Week 7 Discussion
Research and EBP projects can be communicated in many ways. I think that clinical nursing faculty, nurse managers, and clinical nurse specialists presenting to staff nurses about innovations in practice is most effective for getting the information down to the staff nurse level. Apart from this method, utilizing educational inservices that are appropriate for all nursing staff members is also a good way to get information to the staff nurse level. For advance practice nurses, it would be best to present at QI meetings, during grand rounds, and at other appropriate venues in person. To ensure that all appropriate audiences receive my information, I will use multiple venues to disseminate my EBP project.
Research and EBP Project can be communicated in many ways. It is the nurse’s responsibility to know how to disseminate the information. The most effective method would be to create a written report and post it in a prominent place so that all staff can access it. Presenting information via pamphlets or posters would also be a good way to get the word out, because some nurses may not want to spend a lot of time reading a lengthy document, however they could still get plenty of information off of a poster, especially if they’re someone who learns well visually.
Staff nurses and APNs need to provide evidence-based practice. When it comes to choosing the right method of conveying this information, I believe that summarizing research in a short easy format is most effective for staff nurses, since they are taking care of patients round the clock. For APNs, I would ensure that there is a comprehensive literature review for them to peruse and boost their knowledge base with. I can ensure that all appropriate audiences receive this information through effective communication methods of distribution like emails and briefing sessions.
there are a variety of ways to present information. I find that presenting verbally is most effective to get to the staff nurse level. Staff nurses are usually familiar with professional conferences on nursing topics, and may attend these events. Allowing others to review the project in person and ask questions may be more effective than disseminating information by only one method.
The EBP Project has the greatest potential for reaching the staff nurses through dissemination of a poster presentation at the Annual Education and Research Symposium, to be held in Spring 2011. The poster presentation will be open to all education settings (including academic), as well as ordinary citizens, who can obtain a ticket to enter the event. In turn, the Advance Practice nurses can attend an in-service on June 1st in conference room B. If neither approach appeals to these individuals, they will be able to access a copy of the project through JHC’s intranet site.
The most effective method is to conduct an educational presentation whether live or onsite to staff nurse level. It is important to first explain the concept of EBP and examine increase in patient satisfaction, quality improvement, and patient safety. To advance practice nurses, it would be best to have them review evidence based journal articles related to the interventions that you are proposing.
When deciding which mode of dissemination to use, one should consider things like the type of information to be communicated, the nurse’s level of education, and their access to technology. One information source that all nurses can access is a poster for display in a shared space such as a nurse’s break room or community areas. PowerPoint presentations are engaging and utilize computer and/or smartphone technology. They are interactive in that they allow time for discussion before, during, and after the presentation. We have surveyed our nurses on previous projects and have found that everyone has access to e-mail and computers. Therefore, we will choose a standard format of EBP communication and distribute it via e-mail which every nurse has access to at work. After distribution, we will follow up with surveys to determine if it was received by all intended audiences and if it was helpful in some way.
The best method to effectively communicate research and evidence-based practice to all healthcare professionals is through leading by example. For example, if a nurse is able to demonstrate the effectiveness of one technique more than another, then that nurse should take the initiative to promote this practice throughout the organization. Nurses who actively teach and promote these practices will be more effective than any formal training program.
When attempting to spread new evidence, it is usually best to approach multidisciplinary audiences at once. This will increase the engagement from the audience and ensure that there are multiple people advocating for this change in practice. The primary way to get to these audiences is through research articles and poster presentations as well as grand rounds at the hospital. However, it is important for those who initiate these changes to have a presence on their unit and be available to talk with staff nurses when they have questions regarding this new evidence.
Collaborating with an ethical nurse leader will ensure that your dissemination method reaches a variety of audiences. The top down approach is most common and effective in disseminating information regarding a new research method or concept. There are many articles available in nursing journals that may help to guide your project. Many large projects require committees for implementation and it is important to have all stakeholders involved as early as possible.
The method that is most effective for communicating the project to staff nurses and APNs is a poster at a community exhibit booth. Nurses are visual learners who frequently rely on images to help them visualize concepts. They are also busy, so being able to “get it” quickly is important. The use of a mobile phone application to communicate project results is effective as well.
Research and EBP projects can be communicated in many ways. Which method do you think is most effective to get to the staff nurse level? To the advance practice nurses? How will you ensure that all appropriate audiences receive your information?