SYMPOSIUM
Monday, November 5, 2007: 3:15 PM-4:30 PM
The Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It: To Advance System-Wide Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice
Learning Objective #1: Describe a successful model of preparing EBP mentors to sustain a culture of evidence-based practice.
Learning Objective #2: Discuss how outcomes and evaluation are central to sustaining EBP
Evidence-based practice (EBP) has now been embraced by agencies seeking premier status (e.g. Magnet) and/or accreditation by regulatory and quality seeking agencies (e.g. JCAHO, IHI, CMS). Studies have shown that the primary key to sustaining a culture of EBP is mentorship. The primary mission of the Center for the Advancement of Evidence-based Practice (CAEP) at Arizona State University College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation is to prepare healthcare professionals who will be the EBP mentors and serve as leaders in, key catalysts of and sustainers of agency efforts toward EBP. This symposium is designed to present a model that other like-minded people can use to contribute to a national mission of advancing EBP to transform healthcare from the inside out one EBP mentor assisting one healthcare professional to improve their care of one patient at a time. The first session will describe the model of the CAEP. The second session will describe how mentorship plays a central role in advancing and sustaining EBP. The third and final session of the symposium will address the importance of data and outcomes to the sustainability of an EBP culture.
Symposium Organizer:Ellen Fineout-Overholt, PhD, RN, FNAP
Symposium Presenters:Alyce A. Schultz, PhD, RN, FAAN
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN
Anne W. Wojner-Alexandrov, PhD, RN, CCRN
 A Model for How Mentorship Can Advance EBP in Clinical & Academic Settings
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN
 A Model for Transforming Healthcare through Mentorship in EBP
Ellen Fineout-Overholt, PhD, RN, Alyce A. Schultz, PhD, RN, FAAN
 Data Driven Decision Making: A Model for Sustaining EBP
Anne W. Wojner-Alexandrov, PhD, RN, CCRN