1. What is evidence-based nursing?
    It is an approach to providing care that integrates nursing experience and intuition with valid and current clinical research to achieve best patient outcomes
  2. Why is EBP important?
    • Daily need for valid information
    • Information overload and lack of time
    • Traditional sources may be inadequate
    • Promotes life-long, practice-based learning
  3. What are the benefits?
    • Based on science, not solely on tradition
    • Improves patient safety
    • Manages the information explosion through systematic reviews, collaborative efforts
    • Rationalizes & standardizes care
    • Potential to increase job satisfaction
    • Advances the role of nurses (Magnet status)
    • Evidence tools make research findings more accessible (typically takes 17 years from bench to bedside)
    • Evidence summaries can be inserted into clinical information systems, mobile devices to provide information at the point of care
  4. What are the barriers?
    • New skills needed for seeking and evaluating evidence
    • Lack of access to resources/information
    • Organizational culture may not be supportive
    • Time constraints!!!
  5. PICO
    • Patient, population, or problem
    • Intervention
    • Comparison
    • Outcome
  6. What is Telehealth?
    • Telehealth uses telecommunications technologies to deliver health related services or to connect patients and healthcare providers to maximize a patient’s health status.
    • Examples of the hardware: weight scale, blood pressure monitor, pulse oximter, thermometer, glucometer, spirometer, PTT/INR meter, digital camera, PDA, cellphone
  7. Clinical Benefits of telehealth
    • Accurately reflects “real” life
    • Consistent, constant, compliant
    • Timely
    • Shared data facilitates shared decision-making, esp. between nurses & physicians
    • Reduces admissions to in-patient facilities
    • Increases patient satisfaction & compliance
  8. Economic Benefits of telehealth
    • Reduces costs for chronic disease management (example: CHF and COPD patient costs reduced 40%-70%)
    • Reduces reliance of ED for routine care
    • Increases productivity of health care professionals
    • Reduces travel for home care visits
    • Reduces time gathering, organizing, interpreting data
  9. EMR
    • The legal record of a patient’s encounter with a health care provider/system
    • The “hub” of the systems supporting patient care
    • The basis for meaningful use
    • Mandated by 2014
    • Can be process, stored, transmitted and accessed by multiple providers at multiple locations
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