Nursing

From evidence to education: An EBP project takes flight

Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), April 1, 2009

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After identifying an increase in patient falls, Debbie Durant, RN, BSN, director of the medical surgical unit at the 120-bed hospital, and Peg Daly, RN, BS, education specialist at North Adams (MA) Regional Hospital, joined forces to develop an evidence-based initiative to:

  • Decrease falls by 10% within 12 months of plan implementation
  • Review and revise falls policy and procedures based on evidence-based data
  • Recommend necessary education for staff members
  • Develop ongoing performance improvement monitoring

Armed with the appropriate data, Durant and Daly organized a committee to develop a plan to achieve these goals.

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