Wednesday, 19 July 2006: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Implementing an EBP Study in the Clinical Setting: A Focus on Process
Learning Objective #1: Identify key issues to consider in conducting a clinical EBP study.
Learning Objective #2: Describe researcher, administrator and nurse participant perceptions of the study process.
Conducting clinical research is always a challenge. Implementing a study to test the effectiveness of implementing an evidence-based practice (EBP) nursing model, the ARCC model (Advancing Research and Clinical Practice through Close Collaboration) developed by Melnyk and Fineout-Overholt, at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, was no exception to this rule. This symposium will begin with a short summary of the study method. The focus of the presentations, however, will be on the specific challenges we faced in preparing for and conducting the study, the actions needed to overcome these challenges, and the successes we experienced. Presentation two will discuss the need for and the process of achieving “organizational buy-in” from a clinical agency by an academic institution. Presentation three will emphasize the importance of gaining the trust of nurse participants, and the creation of clinical champions. Presentation four will share the agency’s administrative perceptions of the study, and the agency’s contributions. The symposium will conclude with the perceptions of the study process by two of the nurse participants who became an EBP champion.
Organizer:Rona F. Levin, PhD, RN
 Introduction to Symposium and Summary of ARCC Study
Rona F. Levin, PhD, RN
 Achieving Organizational "Buy-In" for an EBP Study
MaryJo Vetter, MS, RN, NPC
 Establishing a Mentor/Mentee Relationship with Nurse Participants
Rona F. Levin, PhD, RN
 Administrative Perspective on Implementing An EBP Study in a Home Care Setting
Florence Marc-Charles, RN, MPA, CHHE
 Experience of Nurse Participants in an EBP Study
Zelma Perez-Sandy, BS, CCRN, Ifeyinwa Ifemesia, RN, BSN