2021 Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) cohort
The Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Program at Children’s Minnesota is designed to educate staff on the integration of evidence-based knowledge into practice. EBP projects lead to improved quality of care, patient satisfaction and outcomes.
In January and February 2021, 14 project leaders launched their EBP projects by attending the Advanced Practice Institute: Promoting Adoption of Evidence-Based Practice. The training was co-taught by the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Children’s Minnesota faculty.
Project leaders who attended the training received the book Evidence-Based Practice in Action, which offers tools, guidelines and processes to assist with EBP projects including the identification of topics, implementing practice changes and disseminating results.
After the training, project leaders were supported through teleconferences with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics faculty for ongoing consultation and direction. At the end of 2021, two projects were fully implemented with an additional eight projects on track to implement practice changes by fall 2022.
Each project is guided by individual project mentors as well as EBP nursing leaders, including Kim Lorence, MS, RN, NPD-BC, CPNP; Jennifer Rivera, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-N, RNC-NIC; and Shayna Fleming, DNP, RN, CNOR.