Translating Evidence Into Practice Program Transcript Assignment.
NARRATOR: Virtually all nursing research is conducted in the hopes of
generating meaningful evidence that can improve health care outcomes and
increase the quality of patient care. Translating Evidence Into Practice Program Transcript Assignment.In this video, Doctor Kristen Mauk elaborates
on the practice-related outcomes of her DNP project which examined the
effective educational modules on nurses in a rehabilitation unit. Translating Evidence Into Practice Program Transcript Assignment.In addition,
Angela Boland, the Program Director of the rehabilitation unit where Doctor Mauk
conducted her project, explains the initial challenges and lasting outcomes of the
project for the nursing staff. Translating Evidence Into Practice Program Transcript Assignment.And Michelle O'Connor, a registered nurse in the
rehabilitation unit, describes her personal experience with the educational
modules and how they impacted her practice.Translating Evidence Into Practice Program Transcript Assignment.
KRISTEN MAUK: I think the whole education about being a change agent is
really important to draw on. And knowing how to communicate with your
administrators, your managers, whatever setting you happen to be working in, to
see if they're willing to change. And how do you introduce that change.Translating Evidence Into Practice Program Transcript Assignment.
I would say that one of the biggest barriers is working at an organizational level,
whether it's within a college or a hospital setting, or a community setting, just to
have people be willing to change or to listen to what you've discovered. I would
see that as probably some of the major-- one of the major barriers that most of
my students find is getting that entrance into initiating a change.
When I shared my a findings with the nurse manager and some of the staff, I did
a PowerPoint presentation and I gave them a little copy of what the poster looked
like. I think the way that they'll use some of that knowledge is seeing where their
staff was maybe a little bit weaker in certain areas. And maybe they can do some
more educating in the certain competencies that they weren't as strong in. Translating Evidence Into Practice Program Transcript Assignment.
The intention, I believe, was to use it in orientation of new nurses. Which to me
was great. If they could use all those modules we developed and they get a new
nurse on, and she doesn't know much about rehab, and she can do the selfstudy
modules.Translating Evidence Into Practice Program Transcript Assignment. It was very cost effective, didn't cost the hospital anything extra. It
was basically time that it took me to develop it. I think that's great. Translating Evidence Into Practice Program Transcript Assignment.
Translating Evidence Into Practice
And I know that was the intention. And if we continue to have a relationship with
them talking about what tools can they use, or additional education can they
access from other organizations to get ready for certifying some of their nurses. Translating Evidence Into Practice Program Transcript Assignment.
They started looking at ways where they can better educate their staff.
And they were doing a great job of that anyway, but I think with the results of the
project, I think they saw that more education might be needed. And that they had
a motivation maybe to get certified because that would also require some more
additional knowledge and background and things like that.Translating Evidence Into Practice Program Transcript Assignment.
ANGELA BOLAND: As far as implementing the program itself, what I decided to
do was have a unit-specific meeting and had Chris come and talk to the nursing
staff in advance to let them know what we were doing, why we were doing it. To
elevate their nursing practice, to enhance their ability as clinicians, to make it a
better patient care experience for the individual for that patient, enhancing the
quality of care. Translating Evidence Into Practice Program Transcript Assignment.
And really getting the nursing staffs buy-in of, why am I going to do this extra 30
module? What is in it for me? Once they heard about the patient outcomes and it
would impact that, and their confidence going into that room. Because in rehab
you see such a variety of patients. It's a little bit ortho, it's a little bit neuro. You
get such a variance in that. Translating Evidence Into Practice Program Transcript Assignment.
But you have to become experts in all these little individual areas. And so to have
that, these little learning modules, to really target these key areas, they bought in
pretty darn quickly to go, somebody is going to come here and help us with that.
And then I'm going to have this as a resource consistently. Translating Evidence Into Practice Program Transcript Assignment.
So she came in and did that first unit meeting with the staff, and then she would
come in every two weeks and drop off the first module. Staff again would take
that first pre-test where they would assess what their knowledge base was. Then
they read through the educational material. We did it at a nice pace for them. Translating Evidence Into Practice Program Transcript Assignment.