Asking the Tough Question: “Are We Teaching EBP the Best Way Possible?”; Re-Inventing Our Own Wheel

Saturday, 16 November 2013: 3:35 PM

Lisa English Long, MSN, RN
College of Nursing, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

In this session the next steps of the EBP process; integrating the evidence into decision making ,  implementing change and measuring outcomes related to best practices for teaching EBP will be presented. Our inquiry, evidence gathering and synthesis of evidence related to best practices for teaching EBP led to a myriad of changes in the present EBP education program we were offering. The changes applied to almost every aspect of the program including; didactic content, slide formats, development of individual and group activities to imbed didactic content, presentations delivered by teams, technology upgrades, creative break-out sessions, choices offered when possible that recognized generational preferences, and integration of recovery breaks and physical activities to enhance mental engagement. What we changed, why we decided to make certain changes, and how we decided to implement the changes and measure their impact will all be discussed.  Evidence-based plans for future changes will also be highlighted.