Tuesday, 14 July 2009: 1:45 PM-3:00 PM
Description/Overview: Description/OverviewThis symposium will focus on lessons learned from over 40 diverse clinical settings who have implemented technology to bring evidence-based practice to the point of care. All are members of an International Consortium committed to create the best places to give and receive care. The national focus on patient safety has brought an expectation that knowing the evidence related to best practice is an accountability of each professional. Those in leadership know the statistics related to errors and variance of care that puts patients and staff at risk. There has been much written that the need to stop errors, duplication and repetition. Technology has come into focus as a tool to help stop for example, medication errors, unclear physician orders, non integrated and inadequate documentation, and task driven versus integrated evidence-based practice. No leader in healthcare will escape the accountability to implement technology. It is essential that every leader understand what technology can and cannot do. The role of technology to support evidence based practice requires a deep understanding of every component of practice, a concise understanding of the daily realites of the thought and workflow of the clinicians and a clear awareness of what technology can and cannot do for those who give and receive care. An informatics nurse leader, practice and technology consultant and the founder of an International Consortium will share the lessons learned from over 240 clinical settings who have implemented evidence-based practice and will highlight the lessons from over 40 clinical setting live on technology intentionally designed to bring executable evidence based content to the fingertips of clinicians.
Learner Objective #1: The learner will be able to 1. Articulate the fundamental work to implement technology that sustains evidence based practice at the point of care.
Learner Objective #2: The learner will be able to Delineate the essential functionality that must be present in technology to assure evidence-based practice.
Bonnie L. Wesorick, RN, MSN, FAAN, CPM Resource Center / Elsevier, Grand Rapids, MI, Chad Fairfield, RN, BSN, Director - Point of Care Integrated Solutions, CPM Resource Center, an Elsevier business, Grand Rapids, MI and Sue Nesheim, RN, BA, Nursing, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, MN
Sharon Cannon, EdD, RN, ANEF, Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Odessa, TX
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