SYMPOSIUM
Friday, 21 July 2006: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Using A Collaborative Research Utilization Model to Translate Evidence-Based Best Practices in a Magnet Community Hospital
Learning Objective #1: List two outcome variables demonstrated in clinicians, students, faculty, and patients attributed to use of the collaborative research utilization model as a translation research method.
Learning Objective #2: Describe how novel techniques such as change score transformations can increase power and allow detailed analyses of pilot data and other small sample studies.
The gap between what we know from research and what we use in practice is at the heart of the problem addressed by translation researchers around the world. One of the most salient challenges in making evidence-based practice a reality is using empirically tested interventions known to be effective. This includes testing the effects of interventions on promoting and sustaining the adoption of best practices as well as advancing systems to support quality nursing care. This symposium describes a program of translation research in which the intervention, called the Collaborative Research Utilization (CRU) Model was developed and empirically tested across 7 clinical studies spanning 20 years in 6 hospitals and their home care agencies. Three papers will be presented, the first two sharing the academic researcherís perspective, and the last one the hospital and staff nurse perspective. The introductory paper focuses on contextual factors and development of the translation intervention model as a research trajectory, the models structure, and a summary of 7 empirical studies including design, methods, instruments, and analysis to measure evidence uptake and patient, clinician, student and faculty outcomes. Lessons learned about translation science and sustainability in these studies is discussed. The second paper focuses on examining the use of traditional and non-traditional techniques such as change score transformations for the analysis of pilot data. Data from the most recent study that used the collaborative research utilization model to pilot-test the effects of translating scientific advances in non-pharmacological pain management on outcomes in older adults undergoing knee replacement is used for illustration. The third paper, presented by a staff nurse, focuses on organizational and clinician outcomes and the modelís impact on assisting to operationalize the hospitalís mission, vision, culture, and its significant role in a community hospitalís achieving the prestigious Magnet designation.
Organizer:Marlene A. Dufault, PhD, RN
 A Collaborative Research Utilization Approach to Translating Best Practices: Outcomes in Patients, Clinicians, Students, and Faculty
Marlene A. Dufault, PhD, RN, Suzanne Tracy, PhD, RN
 Organizational and Clinician Outcomes in Using a Collaborative Research Utilization Model to Translate Best Nursing Practice
Rose Hehl, RN, Alicia Williams, RN, BS, Valerie Martin, MS, RN, Lynne Francis, MS, RN
 Strategies for the Statistical Analysis of Pilot Data: An Example from the Translating Best Practice in Non-drug Pain Management Study
Cynthia Willey-Temkin, PhD, Susan Rossi, PhD, RN, Stephen Kogut, MBA, PhD