Translating Evidence into Practice: A Workshop Providing Mentorship, Collaboration, and Support to Assist in Implementation of EBP/QI Projects (003)

Evidence-based practice (EBP), quality improvement (QI), and research are fundamental to the nursing profession’s ability to remain relevant and up-to-date in an ever-changing and complex healthcare environment. The American Nurses Association (ANA) considers scholarly inquiry one of the essential features in the “advancement of professional nursing practice”.

 

 Additionally, the development and implementation of “knowledge, innovations, and improvements” is a critical component of the Magnet model’s five components of EBP. Generating and implementing new knowledge are core components of professional nursing practice. However, both novice and experienced nurses often perceive the development and implementation of EBP and QI projects as daunting tasks. Some of the challenges include mentorship to support the development of the EBPQI ideas and guidance on how to implement their EBPQI project. This interactive workshop provided by the APHON EBP/Research Committee will (1) provide assistance to nurses of all skill levels in the development of their EBP/QI projects and (2) facilitate collaboration between participants launching similar projects and nursing experts from our Association of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Nurses (APHON) community to assist in identifying and overcoming the typical barriers to project implementation. Small group activities will focus on the design, implementation, and sustainability of a pilot/full project. Attendees are expected to complete a topic questionnaire prior to attending; the should come with their project idea, identification of participating project team members, and most of their literature synthesis completed. This will aid the facilitators in planning for appropriate experts to guide the project development during the session. Emphasis will be placed on project timelines, availability of resources, implementation strategies, measurable outcomes, and sustainability. Learners will leave the session ready to take a project to their organization for appropriate