E 04 SPECIAL SESSION: Establishing an Evidence-Based Nursing Culture through Strategic Implementation of Resources for Clinical Practice

Tuesday, 31 July 2012: 3:30 PM-4:45 PM
Description/Overview: This session challenges attendees to consider what evidence based health care requires from an organisational perspectiveas well as from the unique point of care needs that is based upon the contribution of nursing to best practice, quality improvement and patient wellbeing.This presentation will outline the balance between driving clinical practice improvement through the use of specialist resources and tools and the practical needs of nurse clinicians and policy makers in order to facilitate their drive to gain knowledge, skills and expertise as leaders in the delivery of evidence based health care. There are key resource needs, and this presentation includes summative information on the types of resources that should be considered, and provides opportunity for participants to discuss their implementation.
Learner Objective #1: Identify the core characteristics of an evidence based health care provider.
Learner Objective #2: Identify strategies to transform practice in to an evidence based culture that meets needs at the point of care.
Organizers:  Alexa McArthur, RN, RM, MPHC, MClinSci, Joanna Briggs Institute, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Moderators:  Marilyn D. Klakovich, DNSc, RN, NEA-BC, School of Nursing, University of Phoenix, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA