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Nursing research at Salem Health

Evidence-based Practice/Research Vision

  • Evidence drives practice
  • Clinicians are supported and developed in applying the integrated EBP Lean model with their colleagues
  • Practice is continuously updated based on the best available evidence
  • When no evidence is available, research or quality improvement (QI) is conducted when knowledge is needed for practice
  • Clinicians disseminate the results of Lean/QI, EBP and research projects to internal and external audiences. Salem Health encourages poster presentations, submission of conference abstracts and publishing results 

Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice

At Salem Health we have adopted the Iowa Model of Evidence-based Practice to guide our clinical inquiry. As depicted on the diagram of the model, once a topic is vetted a priority for a team, relevant literature is critiqued. When sufficient high level evidence is available, the change in practice is piloted through our integrated EBP/Lean model. The purpose of these pilots is to ensure the same outcomes are realized for our patients that were systematically found in the research. In contrast, if our critical appraisal of the literature does not uncover sufficient evidence to guide practice, we encourage teams to base practice decisions on other types of evidence, or to conduct unit-based research to generate new evidence to inform our practice. 

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Current research

Nursing research study title

Study status

Date study completed

Restorative Rest Test of Change (IRB #9934)

Ongoing

Venous Closure Comparison - Chart Review (IRB #9933)

Ongoing

Coconut Oil Study (IRB #2129-19)

Ongoing

Implementation of Goal Attainment Scale (IRB #2130-19)

Ongoing

Targeted Temperature Management and Outcomes at Salem Health (NOT H S R*)

Ongoing

NICU Study with U PENN (IRB #9926)

Ongoing

Functional Pain Scale (IRB #9923)

Complete

7/17

Blood Sampling via Peripheral Intravenous Catheters versus Venipuncture: Reliability of Lab Values and Experience of Pain in Pediatric Patients (IRB #2118-16)

Ongoing

Medic IVs: Impact of Changing per Clinical Indication (IRB #2114-16)

Complete

6/17

Examining the Effectiveness of an Obesity Sensitivity Training Intervention (IRB #2113-16)

Complete

Not started - closed 6/2019

Organizational Change Readiness (IRB #9917)

Complete

6/17

Effect of Vapocoolant Spray on Pain associated with Peripheral IV Insertion (IRB #2112-15)

Complete

4/17

Supine Cycling (IRB #2108-15)

Complete

9/17