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dc.contributor.authorAitken, Leanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorHackwood, Benen_US
dc.contributor.authorCrouch, Shannonen_US
dc.contributor.authorClayton, Samanthaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWest, Nickyen_US
dc.contributor.authorCarney, Debbieen_US
dc.contributor.authorJack, Leanneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:22:44Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:22:44Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-05-27T22:35:16Z
dc.identifier.issn10367314en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.aucc.2011.01.004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/43767
dc.description.abstractBackground Elements of evidence based practice (EBP) are well described in the literature and achievement of EBP is frequently being cited as an organisational goal. Despite this, the practical processes and resources for achieving EBP are often not readily apparent, available or successful. Purpose To describe a multi-dimensional EBP program designed to incorporate evidence into practice to lead to sustainable improvement in patient care and ultimately patient outcome. Implementation strategies A multi-dimensional EBP program incorporating EBP champions and mentors, provision of resources, creation of a culture to foster EBP and use of practical EBP strategies was implemented in a 22-bed intensive care unit (ICU) in a public, tertiary hospital in Brisbane, Australia. The practical EBP strategies included workgroups, journal club and nursing rounds. Achievements The multi-dimensional EBP program has been successfully implemented over the past three years. EBP champions and mentors are now active and two EBP workgroups have investigated specific aspects of practice, with one of these resulting in development of an associated research project. Journal club is a routine component of the education days that all ICU nurses attend. Nursing rounds is now conducted twice a week, with between one and seven short-term issues identified for each patient reviewed in the first 12 months. Conclusions A multi-dimensional program of practice change has been implemented in one setting and is providing a forum for discussion of practice-related issues and improvements. Adaptation of these strategies to multiple different health care settings is possible, with the potential for sustained practice change and improvement.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom244en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto254en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Critical Careen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume24en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111003en_US
dc.titleCreating an environment to implement and sustain evidence based practice: A developmental processen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 ACCCN. Published by Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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