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Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research Council

There is an art and a science to nursing.  The Evidence-Based Practice/Research Council will allow nurses at York Hospital to methodically explore the science of nursing.  This new Council is a revision to the original Shared Decision Making model.  The Council's mission is to promote evidence-based practice and nursing research by educating, facilitating and supporting our nurse researchers, and by incorporating evidence-based practice into the culture of nursing at York Hospital. 

It's vision is that nurses at York Hospital will be recognized nationally for strong evidence-based practice influencing the future of the nursing profession and nursing care.  The format of this Council will support nurses at all experience levels.  Activities include basic research education, a journal club and open research consultation sessions with Dr. Linda Pugh, Director of Nursing Research.

2009 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research Council

Elizabeth Fisher, RN, BSN

Elizabeth Fisher, RN, BSN

2009 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research Council

2008 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research Council

Sheree Seben, MSN, RN, CCRN

Sheree Seben, MSN, RN, CCRN

2008 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Council

Sheree Seben, MSN, RN, CCRN has been employed at York Hospital for 19 years. She is an experienced critical care nurse and currently works as a clinical nurse III and clinical educator in the coronary care unit. Sheree received her diploma in nursing from Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing, her bachelor's and master's degrees from Villanova University. She served as chair of the Performance Improvement/Research Council from 2003-2005 and was the recipient of the 2005 York Hospital Excellence in Nursing and Practice Award for Nurse Researcher. She became chair of the Evidence-Based Practice/Nursing Research Council upon its inception in spring 2006. Sheree is past president of the Eta Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and an examination item
reviewer for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Evidence-Based Practice/Nursing Research Council Accomplishments 2008-2009

  • Completed three house-wide EBP projects:
  • "What are the best non-pharmacologic practices to prevent DVT/VTE in hospitalized patients?" Results internally disseminated via a "traveling poster." Poster presentation at the Johns Hopkins EBP Conference and Baltimore Magnet Workshop.
  • "Which method of temperature measurement most closely approximates core temperature: temporal artery or oral?" Poster presentation at the University of Maryland EBP conference. Research project now planned, as a result of the project.
  • "What are the best practices for storing and using equipment in a contact precaution room?" Recommendations will be taken to Practice and Education Councils.
  • Provided financial support to nurses giving poster and podium presentations at local, regional, and national conferences
  • Planned and presented the second Annual Research Day, entitled "EBP and Nursing Research: Possibilities for the RN (Real Nurse)" in conjunction with York College and the Eta Eta chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International; 143 attended this day-long conference
  • Became a founding member of the South Central PA EBP/Nursing Research Consortium
  • Supported Relationship Based Care, by doing an evidence review of caring behaviors

2007 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research Council

Sheree Seben, MSN, RN, CCRN

Sheree Seben, MSN, RN, CCRN

2007 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research Council

Sheree Seben, MSN, RN, CCRN has been employed at York Hospital for 19 years. She is an experienced critical care nurse and currently works as a Clinical Nurse 3 and Clinical Educator in the Coronary Care Unit. Sheree received her diploma in nursing from Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing, her bachelor's degree from the State University of New York and master's degree from Villanova University. She served as chair of the Performance Improvement/Research Council from 2003-2005 and was the recipient of the 2005 York Hospital Excellence in Nursing and Practice Award for Nurse Researcher. She became chair of the Evidence-Based Practice/Nursing Research Council upon its inception in spring 2006. Sheree is past vice president of the Eta Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and an examination item reviewer for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

2007 Evidence-Based Practice/Nursing Research Council Accomplishments

  • Created and implemented the new EBP/NR nursing fellowship program. Two York Hospital RNs completed their three-month EBP/NR Fellowship program.
  • Completed a deep vein thrombosis EBP project, which included 27 participants.
  • Co-sponsored research programs with Eta Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. Approximately 40 attended.
  • Shared workplace violence EBP findings with the co-chairs of the WellSpan Violence Risk Assessment Task Force.
  • Established budgetary guidelines to provide financial support to RN's presenting oral and post presentations at local, state and national conferences.
  • Created research checklist and began approval process.
  • Collaborated with senior York College students on four clinical questions.
  • Streamlined EBP process.
  • Sponsored beginner and advanced, all-day EBP education sessions.
  • Continued members' development by attending Linder Research Day, Residents Research Day, Emig Research Days and Quality Forum.
  • Collaborated with the Emig Research Center to offer three programs on statistics.

2006 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research Council

Sheree Seben, MSN, RN, CCRN
Sheree Seben, MSN, RN, CCRN
2006 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research Council

Sheree Seben is the chair of the York Hospital Nursing Evidence Based Practice/Research Council and has been employed at York Hospital for 17 years. She is an experienced critical care nurse and currently works as a Clinical Nurse III in the coronary care unit. Seben received her diploma in nursing from Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing, her bachelor's degree from the University of the State of New York, and her master's degree from Villanova University. She served as co-chairperson of the Nursing Clinical Council from 2001 to 2003 and the chairperson of the Performance Improvement and Research Council from 2003 to 2005. She was the recipient of the 2005 York Hospital Nursing Excellence in Caring and Practice Award for nurse researcher. Seben is past vice-president of the Eta Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and an examination item reviewer for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

2006 Evidence-Based Practice/Nursing Research Council Accomplishments

  • Completed 6 months of EBP education including a library resource overview. Education was offered to all staff nurses. 30-70 attended these sessions.
  • Provided additional EBP education for all council members, nursing leadership and magnet champions
  • 3 Council members acquired membership into Eastern Nursing Research Society
  • Created relationship with Emig Research Center
  • Sponsored research program with Eta Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Completed workplace violence EBP project, 28 staff members participated in this project.
  • Constructed Nursing research website
  • Offered suggestions to CPAP for research and EBP points
  • Developed Journal Club process.  Topics included intensive insulin therapy, workplace violence, and Magnet designation outcomes
  • Provided support to nurse researchers
  • Created a Publicity Task Force
  • Maintained a list of current and planned nursing research projects
  • Reviewed research requirements relative to the 14 Forces of Magnetism

 

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