[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: This article describes a system-wide evidence-based practice (EBP) educational initiative implemented with a geographically, educationally, and clinically diverse group of nurses with the intent of increasing their EBP skill set and efficacy as local change agents and leaders. The overall scope of the larger National Quality Forum Scholar Program is described, and then the focus is narrowed to describe the EBP components of the initiative with case examples and lessons learned.
Article · Apr 2009 · Nursing Clinics of North America
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Hospital acquired pressure ulcers are the focus of national attention. We report on a decision support system that notifies clinical nurse specialists of patients with pressure ulcers or risk for developing pressure ulcers. Auto-summed pressure ulcer risk and pressure ulcer occurrence data are embedded in nursing flowsheets, while the expert system technology runs in a separate application and sends a message back to the EMR environment; a system is successfully implemented across 60 inpatient units.