Wednesday, July 11, 2007
This presentation is part of : Evidence-Based Acute Care Initiatives
Building and Sustaining Evidence-based Practice: Lessons from Organizational Theory and Practice
Robin Purdy Newhouse, RN, PhD, Nursing Administration, The Johns Hopkins Hospital/University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD, USA
Learning Objective #1: Describe strategies to enhance evidence-based practice in organizations using organizational theory.
Learning Objective #2: Discuss successful practice examples of approaches used to build the infrastructure for evidence-based practice.

A strategic approach to building infrastructure is needed to enable evidence-based nursing practice (EBP). This session will suggest strategies to enhance EBP in organizations using what is known about adoption of innovations from theory (Conceptual Model for Considering the Determinants of Diffusion, Dissemination, and Implementation of Innovations in Health Service Delivery and Organization). Examples of successful clinical approaches to infuse EBP will be incorporated into the conceptual framework. Nursing leadership informed by theory and empiric evidence, can have higher confidence that the structures and process that they implement to infuse EBP within their organization will be adopted.