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Benefits of Becoming a Member

NNPN BENEFITS FOR MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

NNPN WESITE RESOURCES FOR MEMBERS ONLY

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

v  CREATE A JOURNAL CLUB – helpful articles and tips for starting your own Journal Club

  • Starting a Journal Club Articles
  • Forms for Critiquing Articles
  • Rating the Quality and Strength of the Evidence
  • How to Locate and Appraise Resources
  • A PowerPoint: From Journal Club to Evidence-Based Practice: Taking the Next Step
  • Examples of Articles and Critiques written by NNPN members        
    • Critique of Mixed Methods Research Using the Good Reporting of a Mixed Methods Study (GRAMMS) Guideline
    • Critique of a Health Care Guideline Using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research & Evaluation (AGREE II) Instrument
    • Critique of a Systematic Review Article Using the Prisma 2009 Checklist

 

v  NNPN PODCASTS – view over 21 podcasts on EBP Training

  • Podcasts are clustered in particular sequences for ease of procuring CNE’s through your own organization
  • Examples:
    • Evidence-Based Practice: What is EBP and What is it Not
    • The Clinical Question: Developing an EBP Purpose Statement
    • Models of EBP and Translation Science
    • Introduction to the Iowa Model of EBP to Improve Quality of Care
    • Piloting the Practice Change
    • Evaluating the Practice Change
    • Overview of Implementation

 v  PICO

  • Tips for Building a Statement/Question Using PICO
  • View PICO Tutorial PowerPoints
  • Explore Three PICO Examples

 

NNPN WEBSITE RESOURCES

 

EBP RESOURCES

 

v  EYE ON EVIDENCE – Created by the former Staff Nurse Workgroup, this series of documents provide a snapshot of the evidence on specific topics that are easy to use for the busy staff nurse.

  • Example Topics Include:
    • Eye on Evidence: “Teach Back” Method Shown to be an Effective Method to Assess Learning
    • Eye on Evidence: Importance of Temperature Maintenance During Surgery
    • Eye on Evidence: Gastric Residual Volume and Aspiration Risk
    • Eye on Evidence: Reducing the Duration of Post-Operative Ileus Using Chewing Gum

 

v  EBP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

  • The purpose of this section of our website is to provide our members with summaries of an array of instruments for measuring core healthcare delivery context variables. We provide instrument description, psychometric data, and references. The organizational context consists of core elements that include culture and climate, interactive human relationships, and the measurement and evaluation processes specific to the organization. While there is no general consensus on which set of core elements are key to promoting EBP, we may be adding various instruments to measure those core elements that are suggested in the literature to influence the rate and sustainability of EBP.

 

v  MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTS – A summary of instruments for measuring core healthcare delivery context variables that may influence the adoption of EBP in your organization

  • Conflict
  • Leadership Assessment and Training Instruments
  • Organizational Culture/Climate
  • Team Cohesiveness/Collaboration

 

PROMOTING EBP

 

v  EBP EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

  • Key Talking Points with Staff Nurses
  • Educational Modules
    • Posters and Presentations

w  Examples of Posters

w  Evidence-based Injection Practice: To Aspirate or Not

w  Sensory Stimulation with Weighted Blankets, a Trauma Informed Care Initiative

w  Prevention Management: Pressure Ulcers

w  Examples of Presentations

w  Staff Nurse Participation in Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) through Policy and Procedure Review

w  Implementation of a Rapid Response Team

w  Creating a Trauma-Informed System of Care

  • Archives of Past Lunch-n-Learn Sessions – Continually developed now over 30 sessions

 

NON-WEBSITE RESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES

 

NNPN Quarterly Newsletter

v  This quarterly newsletter is sent via email to all member organizations and is also available on the NNPN website. Highlights include:

  • WORKGROUP UPDATES – Each month the workgroups share an update on the work they have been doing to advance the work of the NNPN and Evidence-Based Practice.
  • FEATURED NURSE - Member sites nominate a nurse from their organization to be featured on the NNPN website and in the newsletter. This is an opportunity to showcase individual successes and contributions to EBP that impact organizations.
  • FEATURED EBP PROJECT - Member sites can submit an EBP project for consideration to be featured on the NNPN website and in the newsletter. This is an excellent way to see what other sites are doing and obtain new ideas and information for implementing change in your organization.

 

LIVE! ONLINE

JOURNAL CLUB

Our live, online Journal Club sessions are held every other month via Saba, the NNPN web-conferencing system. These interactive sessions feature critiques on selected hot-topic EBP articles chosen by individuals at NNPN member organizations.

LUNCH-N-LEARN

Our live, online Lunch-n-Learn sessions are held every other month via Saba. These educational sessions feature topics chosen by individuals at NNPN member organizations. Examples of previous topics have included Leadership in Evidence-Based Practice, Opioid Safety, and Influenza Update.

 

*Please note, as a reminder to anyone at a VA site, due to firewall issues, it is highly recommended to join the group from a non-VA computer or network in order to use Centra.

 

OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH

Our member organizations have the opportunity to participate in research studies that are being conducted by researchers in the NNPN. You will be informed of new opportunities as they arise, but participation is voluntary and you are under no obligation to participate.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE NNPN

The NNPN is a learning collaborative, we value each member organization’s expertise. Below are ways you may join with us in making the NNPN a valuable resource:

  • Report on an EBP project in your organization
  • Share an evidence synthesis on a clinical or management topic of your choice
  • Share an EBP policy or procedure from your organization
  • Participate as a member in a workgroup
    • Education and Networking
    • Transformation to Evidence Based Practice (T-EBP)
    • Partners in Research
    • Leaders
    • Share posters and presentations of your EBP projects
    • Send news of EBP events in your organization
    • Participate in a future research project
    • Facilitate a live, online Journal Club session
    • Present a live, online Lunch-n-Learn session
    • Participate in NNPN’s Social Media presence through Facebook and Twitter