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Episode 49: How QI can Improve you Scores—HCPAPs, CAUTI, CLABSI and More!
Episode 49 | 40 min.
In the second episode in our series of leadership panels from the 2023 SHINE Conference, inquiry experts Holley Farley, MSN, RN, Kim Kuperman, MSN, RN, Rossana Oakley, MSN, RN, Gosia Ryan, MSN, RN, and Amy Sawyerr, MPH, BSN, RN, RNC-LRN join moderator Heather Watson, PhD, RN the Nurse Scientist for the Johns Hopkins Health System, to discuss tips and tricks for using quality improvement to improve your scores.
Episode 48: Your Unit Presented at SHINE, Now What?
Episode 48 | 27 min.
In this episode, we’re beginning a special series, featuring our leadership panels from the 2023 SHINE Conference. Heather Watson, PhD, RN, Nurse Scientist for the Johns Hopkins Health System, discusses next steps after a project has been presented at a conference with Jade Flinn, M.S.N., R.N., unit director for the Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit, Lynn McDonald, D.N.P., R.N., Clinical Program Director, and Karin Nevius, M.S.N., R.N., Director of Professional Practice and Quality. Jade, Lynn, and Karin detail the different strategies they used to build on their momentum after presenting at the 2021 SHINE Conference.
EBP Tools: Appendix J
Episode 47 | 15 min.
This is it! Nadine Rosenblum, Nursing Inquiry Coordinator, and Maddie Whalen, Evidence-based Practice Coordinator, have been working through the Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice tools, and they’ve reached the final tool: the Publication Guide, Appendix J! Maddie notes that, unlike other types of inquiry work, EBP projects do not have recognized guidelines for disseminating work; Appendix J remedies that. It is an easy-to-follow checklist, that, as Nadine notes, ‘nearly writes (your project) for you.’ Their key message: publish your EBP project. Disseminating what you learned will have an impact far beyond your department or institution – you can impact nursing practice across the country and even the world.
EBP Tools: Appendix I
Episode 46 | 15 min.
In their series on the Johns Hopkins Evidence Based Practice Model tools, Nursing Inquiry Coordinator, Nadine Rosenblum, and Evidence-based Practice Coordinator, Maddie Whalen have reached the tool where ‘the rubber meets the road.’ Appendix I, the Translation and Planning Tool, helps EBP teams assess the strength of the evidence and potential risk of a change, and come to a decision about next steps. Nadine and Maddie cover each step of the tool in detail and describe how to choose which of several possible options, from initiating a research or QI project to taking a ‘wait and see’ approach, is most appropriate. Planning for next steps is also discussed.
EBP Tools: Appendix H
Episode 45 | 15 min.
Tune In! In this podcast, Nursing Inquiry Coordinator, Nadine Rosenblum, and Evidence-based Practice Coordinator, Maddie Whalen, discuss Appendix H, or the Synthesis and Recommendations Tool. Appendix H is the final step in the Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Model’s evidence-gathering process, or, as Maddie notes, ‘the big reveal.’ She and Nadine discuss the process of distilling down the evidence collected in earlier steps, including tips for synthesizing (not summarizing) evidence and looking for consistencies, as well as inconsistencies. They end with some guidance for Appendix H: factor in time for reflection and discussion with your EBP team.
EBP Tools: Appendix G
Episode 44 | 22 min.
Tune In! Nadine Rosenblum, Nursing Inquiry Coordinator, and Maddie Whalen, Evidence-based Practice Coordinator, continue their series on the Johns Hopkins Evidence Based Tools. In this month's podcast, they cover Appendix G: the Individual Evidence Summary Tool in depth, providing expert advice and time-saving tips, including a reminder about the tool’s detailed instructions or ‘cheat sheet.’ They also describe how this tool integrates with the other tools; careful completion of earlier steps in the process will pay off when completing Appendix G. The end with a reminder: EBPs are a team effort, be a good team player!
EBP Tools: Appendix F
Episode 43 | 16 min.
Nadine Rosenblum, Nursing Inquiry Coordinator, and Maddie Whalen, Evidence-based Practice Coordinator, continue their discussion of the Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice tools with Appendix F, the Non-Research Evidence Appraisal Tool. They walk through the process of appraising non-research evidence, including a discussion of the difference between research and non-research evidence, descriptions of common types of non-research evidence, and good advice for filling out Appendix F. The Non-Research Evidence Appraisal Tool is comprehensive, but not everything needs to be filled out. Following the directions in this step will pay dividends down the road.