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Established in 2018, and affiliated with the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), the primary goal of the Center for Translational Nursing Science is to ensure alignment of current evidence and clinical practice by supporting a culture of inquiry where nurses continually examine their practice and identify opportunities where a review of the evidence would improve clinical outcomes. The Center ensures the availability of resources to promote the generation and synthesis of evidence to address opportunities for learning and growth and provides a platform for disseminating evidence throughout the organization and the profession as a whole.
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Evidence Based Practice
Evidence Based Practice - the integration of clinical expertise, patient values, and the best research evidence into the decision-making process for patient care (Pearson et al., 2005, p. 209)
Quality Improvement - systematic and continuous efforts to achieve stable and predictable process results, that is, to reduce process variation and improve the outcomes of these processes both for patients and the health care organization and system. Visit the AHRQ website for more information.
Research – a process of steps to collect, organize and analyze information aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts to increase our knowledge of a topic or issue.
Innovation – the introduction of new or improved policies, systems, products, technologies, services, and interventions that result in solutions that met new requirements, or existing or unarticulated needs.
Information Literacy – the ability to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information (American Library Association)
Joanna Briggs Institute Model of Evidence-Based Practice
The JBI Model
JBI Model of Evidence-based Healthcare provides an overarching framework implementation of Evidence-Based Practice that is feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective. The Model demonstrates the intersection between identifying health needs, generating evidence to address those needs, and then synthesizing the evidence to enable transfer and implementation into actual practice. The inner circle represents the pebble of knowledge while the 'inner wedges' provide the Institute’s conceptualization of the steps involved in the process of achieving an evidence-based approach to clinical decision-making. The 'outer wedges' operationalize the component parts of the model and articulate how they might be actioned in a pragmatic way. The arrows indicate that the flow can be bi-directional.