Nursing research at Salem Health

Evidence-based Practice/Research Vision

Evidence drives practice

Our Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Council serves as a bridge between the evidence and implementation at the point of care

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 share learnings across the organization, adapting best practices at the unit level (Yoketan) when applicable.

Clinicians disseminate the results of Lean/QI, EBP and research projects in oral and poster presentations and through publications in peer-reviewed journals

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

 

Title of Study

Unit

1

Stress Response of Individuals at High Risk for Lung Cancer who Undergo Low Dose Computed Tomography Screening

Salem Cancer Institute

2

Supine Cycling

ICU

3

Evaluation of the Impact of EBP Education: Development of a Modified Fresno Test for Acute Care Nursing

Funded by American Nurses Foundation

Nursing Administration/

Research

4

Effect of Vapocoolant Spray on Pain associated with Peripheral IV Insertion

IRU, Prep/ Recovery

5

Blood Sampling via Peripheral Intravenous Catheters versus Venipuncture: Reliability of Lab Values and Experience of Pain in Pediatric Patients

Pediatrics

6

Medic IVs: Impact of Changing per Clinical Indication

ED

7

Subcutaneous Long-Acting Insulin (detemir) during IV Insulin Infusion in the Treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Advanced Practice Nursing

Studies completed in previous Magnet cycle (2010 – 2015)

 

Title of Study

Unit

1

Fetal Exposure to Intrapartum Narcotics

Nurse Midwives

2

Influence of Gender on Symptom Characteristics in Acute Coronary Syndromes

Funded by NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research

ED

3

Specific Needs & Concerns of Spouse Caregivers of CAB Patients during the Early Postoperative Period

Funded by MNAF

Nursing Administration/

Research

4

Evidence-Based Practice Readiness: An Interprofessional Perspective

EBP Council

5

Planned Rest Periods and Patient Satisfaction in Cardiac Surgery Patients

CVCU

6

Pressure Ulcer Development

ICU

7

Effect of Saline Use in Nasal Suctioning of Infants

Pediatrics

8

Results of the Geriatric Institutional Assessment Profile (GIAP) in a Community Hospital

Advanced Practice Nursing

9

Caring for Patients at the End of Life: One Size Doesn't Fit All

Funded by the Beryl Institute

Inpatient Oncology, Salem Cancer Institute




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