The starting point of innovation is the generation of new knowledge and creative ideas. The transformation of new knowledge and ideas into something useful is the beginning of the innovation process.
Innovation occurs in nursing with a new or reinvented idea, tool, system, or method. This creativity can be seen in evidence-based practice and other areas of nursing care. We invite you to use these tools, presentations, and ideas to advance your nursing practice and enhance the quality of your patients' lives.
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- Mining the Evidence to Improve Nursing Practice
A clear understanding of the evidence-based practice (EBP) process is necessary in the design and implementation of an EBP project in the clinical practice setting. Using an evidence-based practice model can assist an individual nurse or a team of nurses in understanding the different components of the EBP process. This newly created interactive module has been designed to assist nurses in developing a better understanding of these techniques and find the best evidence needed to improve nursing practice.
Pressure Ulcer Mythbuster (PDF file; 3.33 MB)
Vital Signs Module
"Say Aaahhh" Evidence-Based Practice Project
(PPT file; 778 KB)
The July 2007 Innovation Presentation slideshow.
Iowa-Based Model of EBP
(PPT file; 4.7 MB)
The Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice toPromote Quality Care provides a framework nurses can use to translate the best available evidence into their clinical practice. For more information, check out the Iowa Model online pages »
Ten Steps to Developing a Successful Journal Club
(PPT file; 3.0 MB)
Developing a Nursing Research and EBP Committee
(PPT file; 1.9 MB)
Staff Nurse Opportunities in Research and Evidence-Based Practice
(PPT file; 1.52 MB)
Presented at the Joint Southern California Chapters Sigma Theta Tau Odyssey 2007 Conference, San Diego.