Title

Simply the best: teaching gerontological nursing students to teach evidence-based practice. Creating tip sheets can help achieve the goal of implementing EBP in clinical facilities

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

8-1-2007

Journal, Book or Conference Title

Journal of gerontological nursing

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Gerontol Nurs

PubMed ID

17718373

Abstract

This article describes a teaching strategy used in an undergraduate gerontological nursing clinical course to familiarize students with evidence-based practice. Students are required to read and summarize an assigned evidence-based practice guideline published by The University of Iowa Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center. They then develop a "tip sheet," based on the assigned guideline, to disseminate to health care staff at their practicum sites, which is either a long-term care facility or a hospital-based skilled nursing facility. Nursing students' reactions to the assignment and nursing staff's responses to the tip sheets are discussed.

Keywords

Attitude of Health Personnel, Audiovisual Aids, Benchmarking, Clinical Competence, Diffusion of Innovation, Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate/organization & administration, Evidence-Based Medicine/education, Geriatric Nursing/education, Guidelines as Topic, Humans, Information Dissemination/methods, Iowa, Nursing Education Research, Nursing Research/education, Nursing Staff/education, Program Evaluation, Students, Nursing/psychology, Teaching/organization & administration, Teaching Materials

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in Journal of gerontological nursing, 33:8 (2007) pp.6-11.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1136