EBP and QI excellence and innovation: Supporting nurses to improve outcomes

Recorded Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | 1 hour
This webinar discussed the issues and challenges involved in developing and implementing EBP and QI and how organizations are addressing these issues with technology.

Learn how a nurse residency leader leveraged technology to solve their program challenges. NPD professionals are often tasked with multiple organization initiatives — from onboarding and supporting new nurses in residency programs and meeting criteria for Magnet® and other accreditation programs, to facilitating evidence-based practice and quality improvement projects that align with system priorities.

Challenges include a shortage of time, knowledge gaps regarding EBP and QI processes, lack of standardization, and duplication of projects with clinicians working in silos.

Learning objectives

By end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify issues facing clinical settings in developing and implementing initiatives to improve quality outcomes.
  2. Describe how organizations can facilitate the development of EBP and QI skills with a focus on transition-to-practice nurses.
  3. Discuss how EBP and QI processes can be streamlined and standardized across a health system to improve outcomes.

About the panel

Rachel Dicker
Rachel Dicker
Product Management Associate, Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, Research & Practice
Rachel Dicker is a Product Management Associate at Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, Research & Practice. She is responsible for creating and implementing product strategies, innovation and market outreach for new clinical research, and information solutions. Her current focus is building a new, innovative application for conducting, storing, and disseminating evidence-based and quality improvement initiatives. She recently received the 2021 Health Learning, Research & Practice High Performance Recognition Award and the 2021 Wolters Kluwer Global Innovation Award.
Maureen Shawn Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN
Maureen Shawn Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN
Editor-in-Chief Emerita, American Journal of Nursing, Wolters Kluwer Health
Maureen “Shawn” Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN, is Editor-in-Chief Emerita of the American Journal of Nursing, following 12 years at the helm of nursing’s legacy journal. As editor-in-chief, she’s spearheaded award-winning projects and series that have increased nurses’ awareness of important professional and social justice issues, enhanced teaching and use of evidence-based practices and research, and provided evidence for policy change. She’s received several awards for her editorial work, including the Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Editorial Leadership from the International Academy of Nursing Editors, The Nightingale Initiative for Global Health Advocacy in Action Award for excellence in promoting nursing scholarship, and several Clarion awards from the Association of Women in Communications.
Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Editor, Research and QI, American Journal of Nursing; Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Editor of Research and QI for the American Journal of Nursing, and Professor Emerita, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. Formerly, she was the Director of Nursing for Translational Research at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and served as Director of Nursing Practice and Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is one of the developers of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative and coeditor of Quality and Safety in Nursing, which has been translated into four languages. Dr. Barnsteiner was on the committee to update the Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE 2.0) now used by scholarly publications for reporting QI projects. Recognized as an international leader in patient safety and QI, she has received numerous awards for her work in quality and safety and was recently named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing.
Megan Milbourne
Megan Milbourne, MSN, RN, CCRN-K
Learning Operations Manager and Clinical Excellence, Advent Health West Florida Division
Megan Milbourne, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, is Learning Operations Manager and Clinical Excellence for Advent Health West Florida Division. Megan oversees programs which support both nursing education and clinical excellence with a strong focus on transition-to-practice nurses. In this role, she supports process standardization to promote quality and safety standards. Megan has 17 years of nursing experience in both pediatric critical care and nurse residency programs. She worked as a clinical nurse educator for The Heart Center at Children’s Hospital New Orleans, Louisiana. At Children’s Hospital New Orleans, Megan implemented evidence-based nursing practices to support professional development and achieve better patient outcomes. Megan completed her undergraduate work at the University of Central Florida and has a masters degree from the University of Phoenix.

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