I 02 SPECIAL SESSION: Strong Methods, Strong Science: Methodological Lessons From a Systematic Review of the Quality, Safety and Effectiveness of Advanced Practice Nurses, 1990-2008

Thursday, 15 July 2010: 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Description/Overview: The purpose of this presentation is to describe the methodological implciations of a systematic review of evidence published between 1990 and 2008 on the quality, safety and effectiveness of care by Advanced Practice Nurses. The strengths and weakness of research studies included, strategies to improve design or methods and important outcomes to measure quality of care will be discussed.
Learner Objective #1: Identify two strategies to improve design or methods in research studies.
Learner Objective #2: Name three outcomes that can be used to measure quality of care.
Robin Newhouse, PhD, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
Nasreen S. Lalani, MScN, RN, Nursing Services, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan