Evidence-Based Practice at AAMC
Evidence based practice (EBP) is a vital part of nursing today. By using current research to guide their practice, nurses can be confident that the care they are giving is based on the best practice guidelines currently available, and patients can be sure that they are receiving the best care possible.
At AAMC, a portion of our Nursing Graduate Internship (NGI) is focused on coaching our new grad nurses through what is often their first EBP project. As they set forth on their nursing career at AAMC, we encourage these new nurses to continually integrate current research into their practice to promote improved interventions, care, and patient outcomes.
In April, AAMC’s Nursing Graduate Interns (July 2009 cohort) hosted an EPB PosterPresentation for staff. Topics were:
“Is family presence at the bedside for critically ill patients during resuscitation more beneficial towards family satisfaction, versus not allowing them to be present at all?” Brandee Breitenbach, R.N. and Lauren Neff, R.N.
“In adult post-operative patients, what is the effect of inhaling 70% isopropyl alcohol wipes in relieving post-operative nausea in comparison with traditional antiemetic nursing interventions?” Rachel Livingston R.N., B.S.N. and Allison RaVell R.N., B.S.N.
“In the medical-surgical inpatient setting, what is the effect of hourly nursing rounds on number of patient falls in comparison to current practice of using bed alarms and answering call lights prn?” Mary Owens, R.N. and Holly Price, R.N.
“In hospitalized adults what is the effect of the interval of IV administration set rotation on rate of infection?” Krista Graham, R.N. and Lauren Stylc, R.N.