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ERIC Number: EJ877321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Use of Evidence-Based Practice in School Nursing: Survey of School Nurses at a National Conference
Adams, Susan
Journal of School Nursing, v25 n4 p302-313 2009
Primary and acute care settings are the focus of a concerted effort to implement evidence-based practice (EBP) in health care; yet, little attention has been given to use of EBP among school nurses. The aims of this study were to (a) describe current use of EBP among school nurses attending a national school nurse conference, (b) describe demographic, individual, and organizational factors associated with EBP use, and (c) identify resources needed to enhance EBP use. A survey designed for this study was distributed during a national school nurse conference. Descriptive statistics, correlations, and independent t tests were used to analyze respondent data regarding the current level of EBP use, awareness, skills, and information sources. Respondents also identified resources needed to increase use of EBP, which included networking opportunities, predeveloped EBP guidelines, and education on outcome evaluation. The results from this study will be used to develop strategies to increase the use of EBP in the school setting. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A