Friday, 21 July 2006: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
EBP Innovations in Specialty Nursing Organizations: A Model for Clinical Practice Guideline Development and Dissemination
Learning Objective #1: Describe the structure and process necessary to facilitate the development and translation of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines across a healthcare specialty.
Learning Objective #2: Describe the various challenges and solutions associated with the development and translation of nationally developed, multi-disciplinary evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Clinical practice guidelines (CPG) have been shown to positively impact clinical practice and patient outcomes across a wide variety of specialties. Unfortunately, CPG adoption research indicates that translation of these guidelines to practice is sporadic as nurses and physicians inconsistently use evidence-based CPGs. The process of guideline development may vary widely, but higher quality guidelines have been associated with development by, or in conjunction with a professional organization; use of reliable methods to integrate appropriate evidence; and comprehensive and specific coverage of content based on current information. This symposium includes papers highlighting an innovative process by which a specialty practice nursing organization (the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses [ASPAN]) is creating an evidence-based nursing environment within their specific practice arenas throughout the country. Session 1 will detail strategies for developing a nationally supported strategic plan and organizational model for the development and translation of EBP across a nursing specialty. Session 2 will outline the infrastructure and interactions necessary to facilitate evidence-based CPG development on the national level. Session 3 will conclude the symposium with a case study of the application of this model and process to the development of, and translation of a nationally developed, evidence-based CPG addressing the prevention and/or management of postoperative and post-discharge nausea and vomiting. Collaborative relationships among disciplines and between professional organizations and academic centers will also be highlighted, and future directions for guideline development and translational research will be addressed.
Organizer:Vallire D. Hooper, MSN, RN, CPAN
 Moving Models to Reality: Applying a Model of EBP to Clinical Practice Guideline Development in a Specialty Nursing Organization
Marguerite J. Murphy, MSN, RN
 Testing the Waters: Piloting an Evidence Evaluation Tool for EBP Guideline Development in a Specialty Organization
Jacqueline Ross, MSN, RN, CPAN
 Vision to Action: Transforming a Strategic Vision for EBP in a Specialty Organization to a Working Model
Vallire D. Hooper, MSN, RN, CPAN