Breaking the Barriers and Implementing the Vision: EBP Across the Globe

Monday, 13 July 2009: 3:05 PM

Carol M. Baldwin, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
College of Nursing & Health Innovation; Southwest Borderlands; Director, Office of World Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Luxana Reynaga-Ornelas, MN, RN
Departamento de Enfermería y Obstetricia sede León, Universidad de Guanajuato Campus León, Division de Ciencias de la Salud, Leon. Guanajuato, Mexico
Cipriana Caudillo-Cisneros, MS, RN
Departamento de Enfermería y Obstetricia Sede Leon, Universidad de Guanajuato Campus Leon, División de Ciencias de la Salud, Leon, Mexico

Nurses in Latin America and the United States recognize the value of EBP in clinical practice. There are individual and organizational barriers, respective to each country, however, that hamper their ability to integrate EBP in clinical care.  This presentation will compare and contrast the barriers that impede the implementation of EBP from survey data reported by Latin American nurses during Pan American Health Organization-sponsored symposia with data from the American Academy of Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Readiness Study (Pravikoff et al., 2005). This presentation will include ways in which barriers are being broken and the vision is being achieved by means of comments from two guest nurse faculty from Mexico. One nurse is a College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation ARCC scholar, who has implemented an EBP project in Mexico, and the other is a director of a school of nursing, who is the first nurse EBP Mentor in Mexico.  Discussion will address ways in which these activities promote EBP on a global level.