Friday, July 13, 2007: 1:45 PM-3:15 PM
Preparing Nurses for Practice: Practical Strategies for Using Evidence-based Nursing Resources and Information Tools to Locate the Best Evidence
Learning Objective #1: The learner will be about to identify and access quality information resources for supporting the integration of evidence-based practice into clinical care.
Learning Objective #2: The learner will be able to effectively apply PubMed’s ‘clinical filters’ and perform more effective MEDLINE search strategies for optimizing retrieval of gold standard literature.
The current literature reports that many nurses are unprepared to practice evidence-based nursing, often due to a lack of knowledge about information tools and resources. Many nurses receive little or no training about information resources and do not possess a range of information literacy skills to effectively retrieve quality resources (Pravikoff, Pierce and Tanner, 2005; Pravikoff, Tanner, and Pierce, 2005; Pravikoff, et. al., 2005; Pravikoff, et. al., 2003; Tanner, Pierce and Pravikoff, 2004; Tanner, et. al., 2004;). This session is designed to promote teaching-learning about evidence based practice by providing a practical introduction to and interactive overview of information resources for practicing evidence-based nursing. Participants will first be introduced to quality-filtered information resources including the Cochrane Collections, ACP Journal Club, ARHQ Clinical Guidelines, AHCPR Supported Guidelines, Evidence Based Nursing and other EBN journals, and POEMS. Selected, high quality evidence-based resources will be described and briefly demonstrated, including details about their scope, intended audience, content, and practical applications in clinical care settings. Resources URLs and access information will be distributed in-print for future reference. Attendees will also participate in an interactive demonstration of PubMed’s ‘clinical queries’ options for retrieving gold standard literature. Participants will learn how the ‘clinical queries’ search options operate and can be best applied for therapy, diagnosis, or other questions. MEDLINE searching strategies and tips for retrieving focused and relevant literature will be described, demonstrated, and distributed in-print.
Organizer:Katherine Schilling, MLS, EdD