Saturday, July 14, 2007: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Staying on the Other Side of the Chasm: Sustaining the Success of EBP Efforts
Learning Objective #1: Discuss key factors that influence how high reliability teams and frontline workforce empowerment sustain a culture of evidence-based practice.
Learning Objective #2: Relate how well-designed information communication technologies can facilitate getting and keeping evidence into practice.
The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) call to action in 2001 to improve health care generated important and successful efforts to improve care. Many hospital-based efforts have centered on improving care in emergency departments, operating rooms, and intensive care units. While these efforts are essential to reducing harm and improving outcomes, the evidence on the strategies used for implementation must be understood and reported so that efforts can be sustained. Through a series of inter-related presentations by directors from the three U.S. Collaborating Centers of the Joanna Briggs Institute, the purpose of this symposium is to describe evidence-based strategies that have the potential to sustain the results of successful evidence based practice projects. Four themes will be addressed: building cultures of evidence-based practice, developing and implementing high reliability teams, empowering frontline staff and leveraging information technologies to sustain evidence-based practice efforts.
Organizer:Cheryl Holly, EdD, RN
 Building a Culture Supporting Evidence-Based Practice
Susan W. Salmond, EdD, RN
 Building High Reliability Interdisciplinary Teams to Advance EBP
Cheryl Holly, EdD, RN
 Empowering Front-line Staff in Sustaining Evidence-Based Innovation
Susan K. B. Jones, MS, RN, CNS, APN
 Information Communication Technologies to Support and Sustain Evidence-Based Practice
Lisa Hopp, PhD, RN