The first part of this nursing information/support workshop is on September 18th, 2018. Participants can register for one or both parts. Librarians are encouraged to invite one nurse educator from their institutions to join them.
Participants should read the article linked below prior to the workshop and complete the Rapid Critical Appraisal for a Descriptive Study. The Rapid Critical Appraisal form will be sent to all registrants.
The Institute of Medicine has set a goal that by the year 2020, 90 percent of clinical decisions will be supported by accurate, timely, and up-to-date clinical information, and will reflect the best available evidence. Librarians have a place at the table, and need to possess the skill set to partner with healthcare providers to make the goal a reality.
This two part series is suitable for both hospital and academic librarians, and will present the seven steps of evidence-based practice (EBP) from a nursing perspective. All seven steps of the EBP process will be covered in the first session. To gain a better understanding of the critical appraisal process, before the first session, the group will be reading a research study, and performing rapid critical appraisal with the help of a rapid critical appraisal tool created by Ohio State University’s Fuld Institute for EBP.
During the second session, Tami will share past successes, current challenges and future goals concerning EBP and nursing practice. Participants will actively engage in a round table discussion where they can share their efforts in supporting EBP.
About our Instructor
Tami Hartzell, MLS, is a Senior Librarian and nursing liaison at Rochester General Hospital. She is a graduate of the first evidence-based practice (EBP) graduate certificate program in the country and is an Expert EBP Mentor. In this role, Tami works closely with nursing staff to improve patient care by fostering a spirit of inquiry and coaching staff through the entire EBP process. Tami collaborates with the Evidence-Based Practice Advisory Council, Magnet Steering Committee and the Nursing Research Council to develop and refine EBP processes and training for staff nurses. This collaboration has resulted in a three-time Magnet redesignation for Rochester General Hospital.