Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 9:45 AM-11:00 AM
Addressing Patient and Staff Safety: Using Technology to Transform Practice with an Integrated, Interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice Model
Learning Objective #1: Articulate the components of an Integrated, Interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice Model.
Learning Objective #2: Delineate the clinical outcomes achieved from implementing technology designed to support clinicians to deliver interdisciplinary Evidence-Based professional practice.
This presentation will focus on the lessons learned and the clinical outcomes achieved when two diverse acute care settings committed to address patient and staff safety by using technology to implement an integrated, interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice Model at the point-of-care. The major focus will be on the commitment to Evidence-Based Practice, the importance of a framework and the major transformation needed at the point-of-care. The Chief Nursing Officers from two practice settings and the originator of the practice model will address the nature of the work needed to achieve the desired goals. The day to day issues related to strategic planning, education, financial planning and the importance of various phases of implementation necessary to achieve successful clinical outcomes will be reviewed. The importance of technology being intentionally designed within a practice framework will be brought alive within the context of a patient story presented by video. The outcomes will be related to professional standards, federal, governmental, credentialing as well as JCAHO, Magnet, NQF and IHI initiatives.
Symposium Organizer:Bonnie Lou Wesorick, BS, MSN
Symposium Presenters:Judith M. Pechacek, MSN
Shawn Tyrrell, MSN
 Safety Outcomes When Using Technology to Transform Practice
Judith M. Pechacek, MSN
 The Components of an Integrated, Interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice Model
Bonnie Lou Wesorick, BS, MSN
 The Nature of the Work to Transform Practice Using Technology
Shawn Tyrrell, MSN