The Hawai`i State Center for Nursing hosted its 3rd Introduction to Evidence-Based Nursing Practice (EBP) in Hawai’i for Leadership Workshop on October 11, 2017 at Kapi`olani Community College. Participants learned how organizations and leadership that integrate EBP into daily practice may achieve returns on investment.
Learning the “textbook” approach to EBP is one thing; but, how do you make it a reality in your organization? The highlight of the day was learning how EBP actually happens in diverse settings from those who are engaging in EBP and making it a reality. Speakers emphasized factors that led to their success and the impact that their project had on patient care outcomes, nursing and medical staff development, and financial implications, some to the extent of tens of thousands of dollars! Presenters included bedside clinicians, managers, and other organizational leadership from Hawai`i Pacific Health, The Queen’s Health System, Tripler Army Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, and Hawai`i State Hospital. Speakers discussed their EBP projects and methods to getting the work accomplished and supporting successful change in practice.
Please mark your calendars for our upcoming EBP programs in 2018.