Speeding the Translation of Research into Practice to Improve Healthcare Quality
Aired on December 10, 2013
Multiple studies have supported that evidence-based practice improves healthcare quality and patient outcomes as well as reduces healthcare costs, yet there remains a slow uptake of research findings into real world healthcare settings. Several variables influence the speed at which research findings are translated into clinical settings, including clinician EBP knowledge and skills, access to mentors, administrative support, and EBP resources. However, the “so what” outcome factors that are measured in research and evidence-based practice projects are rarely mentioned as key variables that impact the research-practice time gap.
This presentation will discuss important “so what” outcome factors that are necessary to include in research and EBP/quality improvement projects in order to speed the translation of research findings into clinical practice. The COPE Parent Program will be highlighted to illustrate critical factors that facilitated its adoption in healthcare settings throughout the globe. Other variables that hinder and influence the adoption of evidence-based practices also will be discussed.
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN
Associate Vice President for Health Promotion University Chief Wellness Officer, Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University
Washington, DC 20036