NRF Presentation Connect 2013

NRF Presentation Connect 2013

Brown Bag Lunch Point-of-Care Contributions to Evidence-informed Practice Linda Axen Nursing Research Facilitator, NH Arlene Pudlas , RN Diabetes Centre UHNBC Louise LeFebvre, RD Diabetes Centre UHNBC March 27, 2014

Northern Health Northern Health Chief Executive Officer VP Planning Quality and Information Management

Regional Director Quality and Innovation Quality Improvement Leads & Advisors

Regional Library Services Research & Evaluation Nursing Research Facilitator

Decision Support Tools Northern Health Nursing Research Facilitator Activities in Northern Health

Critical Appraisal Workshops Evidence Informed Workshops Research Review Committee support

In the Know Caf-virtual journal club Facilitation of web-delivered clinical research education sessions Individual support for abstract creation, poster development and oral presentations Planning committee activities for conferences such as Research Days Nurse-Led Literature Review Challenge

Nurse-Led Poster Challenge Northern Health Learnings from Capacity Building Activities Managers can support Evidence-informed capacity building activities by recognizing

the value this work adds to patient outcomes Dedicated time needed for teams to work on such activities (even one hour per week) Skill building (academic writing, searching for the evidence, abstract submission) is a needed foundation for capacity building

Nurse-led Literature Review Challenge Winners Diabetes Centre Research Team Exploring the Impact of

In-Patient Diabetes Educators on Diabetic Health Outcomes Goals To improve the continuity of diabetes care and increase patient satisfaction at UHNBC To discover whether patients with diabetes

have improved outcomes when seen during their hospital stay by a diabetes educator team Background Exploring best evidence on the impact of a diabetes team with in-patient diabetes

outcomes on: Shortened hospital stay Improved glycemic control Fewer readmissions Reduced long term complications Improved self management skills Patient satisfaction

Methodology Peer-reviewed journals (10-15 years) This included articles from Canada, the UK, Wales, and the USA Findings

All studies in the review demonstrated that education by an individual or team had the potential to: Decrease average length of stay Improve patient satisfaction Lower readmission rates Improve self management

Provide cost savings to the institution Impact staff education Next Steps Provide evidence supporting the cost savings of an in-patient diabetes educator at UHNBC through:

Shortened hospital stay Improved glycemic control Fewer readmissions Reduced long term complications Improved self management skills Patient satisfaction

Moving Forward Develop an in-patient referral form to improve communication between wards and diabetes educators Review and communicate the type of patient that would benefit from a diabetes educator consult

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