2019 NRIIC Meeting Schedule:
NRIIC Nurse Research Scientist
Dr. Paulette Seymour-Route PhD, RN
Dr Seymoure-Route is Dean Emeritus of the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and has served in numerous other leadership roles, including past president of the Organization of Nurse Leaders MA/RI and Chief Nursing Officer of UMass Medical Center.
The NRIIC presents:
Evidence-Based Practice Beginning Steps Series, a four part educational series
Part I: Introduction to EBP, Nursing Research & Cultivating a Spirit of Inquiry
Part II: Asking Clinical Questions;The Researchable Question
Part III: Search for Best Evidence; Finding the Evidence
Part IV: Critically Appraise the Evidence; Critiquing the Evidence
The twelve part EBP series articles featured in AJN from Melnyk, Fineout-Overholt, Stillwell & Williamson are included below.
The Nursing Research, Innovation, and Improvements Council (NRIIC) fosters the development of evidence-based research at BMC by promoting education regarding the research process, allocating appropriate resources, collaborating to identify contemporary practice issues for study and ensuring the protection of human subjects. They develop, implement and monitor ongoing research and recommend best practices to improve patient outcomes based on nursing research findings.
In support of research and EBP, Baystate Medical Center nurses utilize the IOWA model to introduce evidence into nursing practice. The IOWA model focuses on considering triggers and priority to the organization, determining the level of evidence available, and deciding if change is appropriate or if more evidence (research) may be needed.
In an effort to promote and support nursing practice inquiry and subsequent projects, please complete the RN Project Tracking form. This form is intended to capture the clinical practice innovations and improvements initiated and conducted by APN's, Staff RN's, Nurse Residents and all Nursing Program students. Please use this link to document your question and project: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RNProjectTracking
The 2018 Art of Innovation Campaign for Nurses. Do you have a burning clinical question?
Refer to the following resources to begin your project:
The EBP Beginning Steps Series, the Health Science Library - Resources for Nurses link provides an overview of library resources, search tips, writing/publishing, hierarchy of evidence and other useful information. Click Here: Nursing Website: 2018 AOI page
2017 Video lecture series