An Evaluation of the Implementation Evidence-Based Nursing Training on Nurses from a Medical Center in the Central Taiwan: The Formation of Critically Appraised Topics

Monday, 7 July 2008: 11:10 AM
Pi-Hua Chang, MSN , Department of Nursing, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
Lih-Ying Lin, MSN, RN , Nursing Department, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
Li-Yin Chang, RN , 1.School of Nursing 2.Department of Nursing, 1.National Yang Ming University, 2.Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

Learning Objective 1: revise the evidence-based training courses.

Learning Objective 2: understand the faults when nurses learn the CATs formation.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the implementation of evidence-based nursing training (the Formation of Critically Appraised Topics) on nurses from a medical center in central Taiwan. We used a random sampling and longitudinal design. 22 registered nurses who had completed the N2 and Evidence-Based Problem-Solving training course at a medical center in central Taiwan were recruited. The Evidence-based Nursing Training course included a 6-hr lecture of CATs formation and 3 trice repeated practices and discussions. We measured their confidence and self-learning effects before lecture, on week 1st, 4th, and 8th accompanied with practices and discussions. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and GEE models. The results showed their attendance rate was about 80%, their CATs achieved rate was 41%, and their accuracy rate of CATs was 37~89%. From the GEE models, we found that their confidence and self-learning effects were significant (M=2.3~3.7, p<.0001~p<.0496; M=0.3~2.4, p<.0001~.0339). The results of this study can be used to revise the evidence-based training courses, to explore frequently made mistakes when nurses receive the CATs training, and to strengthen their abilities to search evidence-based literature so that they can be more critical in reading evidence-based literature.