Poster Presentation

Tuesday, November 6, 2007
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Tuesday, November 6, 2007
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
This presentation is part of : MCH Invited Posters
Implementing an Evidence-Based Fetal Monitoring Practice Using a Transformational Leadership Model
Patti Gardner, MSN, CNM, IBCLC, CNE, Women and Children's Services, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Cheyenne, WY, USA and Mary Beth Flanders Stepans, RN, PhD, School of Nursing, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA.
Learning Objective #1: identify two advantages to using a transformational leadership style to facilitate change.
Learning Objective #2: identify barriers to implementing evidence based practice in the acute care setting.

Implementing evidence based practice requires professional clinical competence, institutional support, leadership skills and a value for patient preferences. Leadership has been identified as a crucial component for the implementation of evidence based practice.  In this project, a transformational leadership model is utilized to implement evidence based fetal monitoring in a rural community hospital through the work of a multidisciplinary team who set out to change practice and improve patient care for laboring women.