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Implementation Science Strategies: Using Opinion Leaders

October 19, 2022

What is an opinion leader? Opinion leaders are well-regarded by others in the work area, usually for their expertise or unique knowledge, but also because of their accessibility and willingness to share information and problem solve with their colleagues... 

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To Be or Not to Be, that is the Question Development Tool

August 19, 2022

For many of us, Appendix B, The Question Development Tool, is the jumping off point for an EBP project.  Some of us breeze through this part, while others spend a lot of time answering each prompt to really drill down the question.  Albert Einstein once said... 

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Implementation Science Strategies

July 20, 2022

Sometimes we know what the evidence says is best practice, but we still have trouble getting people to consistently deliver best-evidence care. How do we enable and encourage clinicians and staff to use the evidence? We rely on implementation strategies... 

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Let's Talk Stats!

June 23, 2022

Do you have a love-hate relationship with statistics? Many nurses leave nursing school hoping to never perform a statistical test again. Bye-bye chi square! However, statistics can help answer your clinical questions and directly impact your nursing practice...

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Getting Published: One Nurse's Journey

May 16, 2022

I would like to share with you my first publishing experience. It all started with Nursing Scholars Day at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, now known as the SHINE Conference. In 2017, My colleagues and I made a poster titled, “A Shared Governance Approach to Implementing Change of Shift Huddle.” I was super proud of our work...

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The IRB: Does Our Project Require Review?

April 20, 2022

When you’re planning an inquiry project, one thing you need to consider is whether or not your project requires Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval or acknowledgement. So, let’s talk about that. The last thing you want is to hear, “Stop....

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Tips & Tricks for Appendix A

March 21, 2022

First things, first, you can’t have an appendix without something for it to append.  The Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice (JHEBP) model is a systematic process to address clinical questions. It uses the best available scientific evidence combined with the expertise of patients and providers.  At the end of the manual, in the form of appendices... 

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Mind the Gap

February 28, 2022

Choosing a topic or question to center your research around can feel daunting. Sometimes it feels as if it has all been done before - what new information could you contribute anyway? Sometimes it feels as if it has never been done, and maybe you're not comfortable being the benchmark researcher. Since research is about generating new knowledge...

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Get Involved in Quality Improvement Work

January 21, 2022
Somewhere between the one to two year timeframe, nurses reach a unique turning point in their careers. At this stage, nurses become more expert in clinical skills and grow in situational awareness. Nurses may find themselves running charge nurse or precepting newer, less experienced nurses. This is often the time when nurses may find themselves wondering, “Is there more?”  The answer is YES. There is...

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