The purpose of this study was to determine if a consistent communication strategy for implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP), developed with input from staff nurses, improved staff nurse satisfaction with communication of practice changes.
Integration of EBP knowledge into clinical practice supports optimal nursing care. Awareness of a practice change and the ability to reference the information may be problematic.
A quasi-experimental single group before-after design was used to survey all RNs of a level III neonatal ICU for satisfaction before and after implementation of the EBP communication strategy.
Registered nurse satisfaction improved regarding the amount of communication (P < .001), frequency of communication (P < .014), method of communication (P < .001), and ease of finding information (P < .001).
A consistent strategy can improve nurse satisfaction with communication of EBP changes.
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Author Affiliations: Clinical Educator (Ms Diedrick), Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, St Paul; and Professor of Nursing (Dr Schaffer), Associate Professor of Nursing (Dr Sandau), Bethel University, St Paul, Minnesota.
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Correspondence: Ms Diedrick, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, 345 Smith Ave, St Paul, MN 55102 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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