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Participating in a Multihospital Study to Promote Adoption of Heart Failure Guidelines: Lessons for Nurse Leaders

Johantgen, Meg PhD, RN; Newhouse, Robin PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Journal of Nursing Administration: December 2013 - Volume 43 - Issue 12 - p 660–666
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000008

Many multisite studies in practice settings focus on improving processes of care, adopting evidence-based practices, and improving patient outcomes. While specific research questions may be the focus, it is the implementation issues and strategies that reveal how individuals and organizations are profoundly transformed. Utilizing voluntary testimonies and conversations with participating nurses, the benefits of involvement in a multisite study extend beyond meeting Magnet® research requirements.

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Author Affiliations: Associate Professor (Dr Johantgen) and Professor and Department Chair (Dr Newhouse), Organizational Systems and Adult Health, School of Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore.

The Improving Heart Failure Outcomes study was commissioned by the American Nurses Credentialing Center®.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Johantgen, 655 W Lombard St, Suite 475B, Baltimore, MD 21201 (

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