Partnering to Promote Evidence-Based Practice by Implementing Nursing Reference Center at the Point of Care

Amy Knehans, Victoria Schirm

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Abstract

Nurses need easy access to authoritative resources for decision-making and development of nursing interventions at the point of care. Perceived lack of time, limited awareness of resources, and training opportunities are obstacles to accessing evidence-based resources at the bedside. A medical librarian and the nursing shared governance council for Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice partnered to enhance education and training for nurses in evidence-based practice. Nursing Reference Center became one of the tools to accomplish the goal. This paper presents one organization’s attempt to overcome obstacles to evidence-based practice that clinical nurses encounter, namely, access to best available evidence at the patient’s bedside.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-160
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Hospital Librarianship
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Library and Information Sciences

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