September 6, 2016

SC/MLA Annual Meeting: Sneak Peak of the Paper Presenatation, "Engaging Clinicians in EBP"

Every Tuesday leading up to the SC/MLA Annual Meeting, we will be offering a sneak peak of an accepted poster or paper presentation.

This week, we are offering you a glimpse of the paper, “Engaging Clinicians in Evidence-Based Practice” by Emily Brennan, MLIS, Amanda Davis, MPH, RD, CHES, and Rebecca Harper, from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

Three members of the MUSC Value Institute — the librarian, EBP Analyst, and Senior Value Specialist — recently taught an EBP course to clinicians that resulted in an implementation plan, and hopefully, a hospital policy change. Course participants each focused on one clinical question, searched the literature, appraised the evidence, identified quality measures, and developed practice recommendations. Participants are currently working with stakeholders to implement their evidence-based recommendations. Fifteen clinicians participated in the course: 13 nurses, one physician, and one social worker. Although the participants who attended every session were engaged and nurses ultimately earned CE credit for the course, there was a high drop-out rate. We are also struggling to get enough participants for a Fall interprofessional team-based course for which we are currently recruiting. We have successfully taught much larger EBP courses in the past, and so are planning on holding focus groups to determine what would attract people to participate in the Value Institute's EBP courses. Perhaps if we offered CME credit to physicians, and maybe three half-day workshops instead of six-eight 1.5 hour sessions?

Catch our presentation, “Engaging Clinicians in Evidence-Based Practice” on Tuesday, October 4 between 11:30AM-12:30pm!

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