4063.0 Using Evidence to Inform Public Health Practice

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 8:30 AM
Health care professionals strive to base their practice on solid evidence gleaned from systematic, objective, and rigorous studies. This session discusses research findings related to evidence-based programs, and findings from a descriptive study that benchmarked Omaha System data over time. Participants will learn how one university worked with health departments to build a repository of easily accessible evidence to help public health nurses improve their practice and how the Omaha System can be used to disseminate evidence-based practice at individual and community levels.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the process of developing a repository for public health nursing evidence. 2. Describe an evidence-based intervention to reduce risky behaviors of adolescent girls. 2. Explain how the Omaha System can be used to disseminate evidence-based practice at the community level. 3. Discuss one benefit of benchmarking public health nursing data.

8:30 AM
Reducing disparities: Bilingual nurses caring for patients with limited-English proficiency
Jennifer Huang, MS, Christal Ramos, MPH, Karen Jones, MS and Marsha Regenstein, PhD
8:50 AM
Pathway to the STARS
Susan Strohschein, MS, PHCNS-BC, Linda Olson Keller, DNP, RN, FAAN and Emily Litt, RN, DNP, PHN
9:30 AM
Using the Omaha System to disseminate evidence-based practice for asthma care at the individual and community levels
Karen A. Monsen, PhD RN, Erica L. Fishman, MSW MPH, Madeleine J. Kerr, PhD, RN, Diane C. Cassady, BSN, RN, CCRN and Meghan LaVelle, BSN, RN, CEN

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Organized by: Public Health Nursing

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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