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Hopkins Nursing Conference Explores Evidence-Based Practice Partnerships

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Posted: 8/14/2008

"Building Partnerships for Evidence-Based Practice," a national conference for nurses who want to make EBP the foundation of their nursing profession, will be held at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD on September 13-14, 2008.

Nurse leaders, nurse educators, nursing faculty, and clinical nurses will join together in learning to teach, use, and sustain EBP; exploring collaborative strategies to align service and academic evidence-based initiatives; and developing skills in using EBP to promote organizational change.  Nurses attending the course can earn 9.25 contact hours.

"Evidence-Based Practice is an important new competency for nurses in all settings," says Jane Shivnan, Executive Director of The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing (IJHN) and Director of the Office of Global Nursing. She adds, "This is an opportunity to network and share strategies for promoting EBP."

Keynote speakers include Karen Haller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Vice President for Nursing and Patient Care Services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Ronda Hughes, PhD, MHS, RN, a Senior Health Scientist Administrator at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and editor of the AHRQ publication Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses.

Breakout sessions include:

  • Build a Foundation:  Using EBP in schools of nursing, Hayley Mark, PhD, MPH, RN
  • Draw the Floor Plan:  The hospital EBP infrastructure, Deborah Dang, PhD, RN
  • Pieces of the Puzzle: QI, research, core measures, safety goals, and EBP, Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN
  • Raising the Roof:  How EBP supports the Magnet Journey, Stephanie Poe, MSN, RN
  • Cementing Partnerships with a Community Hospital, Linda Pugh, PhD, RN
  • A Framework for Bedside Expertise:  The EBP Fellow, Barbara Lyons, BSN, RN
  • Reducing Risk with EBP: Is your enteral tube in the right place?, Regina Hendrix, MSN, RN
  • Using EBP to Jump Start Nursing Research, Linda Costa, PhD, RN
  • The Educators Toolbox: Engaging nursing students in EBP projects, Jodi Shaefer, PhD, RN
  • Building Bridges with Professional Organizations, Dina Krenzischek, MAS, RN and Martha Conlon, BSN, RN

The conference is hosted by The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and co-sponsored by The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Nursing and Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.  Registration is $150, which includes continental breakfast and lunch on Sunday.  Register online at www.ijhn.jhmi.edu or call Lois Gould (410-614-1978).