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MAY 2017

Annual Evidence-Based Practice Workshop

The Hawai`i State Center for Nursing’s (HSCN) Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Program focuses on quality of care and patient outcomes through projects set to base nursing practice on evidence. This year's clinician workshop was held on April 12-13, 2017 at the Mānoa Grand Ballroom, Japanese Cultural Center. Eighteen (18) participants attended the workshop with teams from Hawai`i Island and O`ahu. This workshop is designed to provide nurse-led teams of two to three healthcare providers with a solid understanding of EBP and the requisite infrastructure, skills, and resources necessary for successful and sustained practice change. Dynamic didactic presentations were enhanced with hands-on assignments and insights shared by EBP faculty and experienced EBP team members. At the end of the workshop, participants gained a deeper understanding of EBP and developed EBP competencies necessary to improve the quality of healthcare using an evidence-based approach. 

Our 2017 EBP teams join a program that has increased evidence-based nursing practice capacity throughout the state of Hawai`i. A total of seventy-three teams consisting of 230 nurses have been trained in EBP from the first cohort in 2009 to the most recent cohort in 2017. Teams have represented twenty acute care and long-term care facilities across the state. EBP teams have contributed to nursing practice by institutionalizing their evidence-based projects within their facilities and disseminating their results. EBP teams have implemented practice guidelines in health care facilities, share their projects through podium or poster presentations at various health care conferences, and published their projects in journals.

Nurses on Boards Coalition

The Nurses on Boards Coalition works to ensure that at least 10,000 nurses are on boards by 2020 to improve the health of communities and the nation. Are you serving on a board? Click here to be counted or to learn more about the Nurses on Boards Coalition.

Congratulations to Dr. Loraine Fleming!

Dr. Fleming was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Community Mental Health Leader award. This award was presented by Mental Health America of Hawaii at the 12th Annual Mental Health Mahalo Awards.  Dr. Fleming is an APRN and currently serves as Chairperson of the Hawaii Board of Nursing. 

In The News

Hawai`i Is Not One Of The Worst States For Nurses

Earlier this month, WalletHub released their 2017's Best & Worst States for Nurses article and ranked Hawaii near the bottom.  The Center's director responds to this article in the Community Voice section of Civil Beat.  Read More.

A Day in the Life of a NICU Nurse

Hawai`i's KITV Channel 4 did a wonderful job highlighting the clinical skills and compassion it takes to be a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse.  These nurses help children and parents through some of life's hardest moments.  We couldn't be more grateful to have nurses like Heather Hanenberg in our local workforce! Watch Video.

Events and Notices

6th Annual Pacific Regional Behavioral Health Summit - 
Excellence Through Unity: Exploring the Confluence of Arts and Science in Providing Evidence Based Care
September 7-8, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tripler Army Medical Center 
Kyser Auditorium

The goal of the Summit is to bring together regional and local Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, hospitals, universities, legislators, practitioners, and customers to foster synergy in an effort to bridge gaps and reduce redundancy. Please click here for more information.

Hawai`i Health Workforce Summit:
Reinvigorating Your Practice in Times of Change
Saturday, September 9, 2017
8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Hawai`i/Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center

Topics cover medical and dental topics, practice resources for expanding reimbursement, telehealth, geriatrics, interprofessional practice and healthcare provider happiness. Participants are encouraged to network with colleagues and meet potential future colleagues-students and residents.

Please click here for more information.

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