The Role of a Practice Model in Technology Design to Support Evidence-Based Practice

Tuesday, 14 July 2009: 1:45 PM

Bonnie L. Wesorick, RN, MSN, FAAN
CPM Resource Center / Elsevier, Grand Rapids, MI

This session will provide an overview of the nature of the work necessary to implement and sustain evidence-based practice at the point of care.  Technology can only do what it is designed to do.  To prevent fragmented and reactionary interventions, or becoming another initiative, or another program of the month, a Clinical Practice Model (CPM) was developed to guide the work that would bridge the gap from theory to reality and create a new future.  A review of  the components of the clinical Practice Model used by over 240 clinical settings as a guide to support evidence-based practice will be reviewed.  The framework has two over-arching goals:  creating and sustaining cultures that support evidence based practice and providing tools intentionally designed to help clinicians live evidence based practice.  The skills development needs will focus on partnership and polarity management. There will be clear differentiation of referential evidence-based content and  executable evidence-based content and correlation to implementation science and sustainable clinical outcomes.