EBP to Go®: Accelerating Evidence-Based Practice

EPB To Go

Avoid recreating the wheel! The ready to use EBP to GO booklets provide clinically relevant pre-screened resources and tools to supplement clinical practice recommendations and support adoption of EBP on diverse topics. The tools facilitate nurses in accelerating the EBP process and to build team expertise for implementation and evaluation.

Each publication follows this template, if appropriate:

  • Quick reference guide
  • Key project articles for the core group and team leader
  • Practice guidelines
  • Decision algorithm
  • Online resources
  • Budget items
  • Project evaluation
  • Sample evaluation tools

Energy Through Motion©

How do you assess fatigue and physical activity in adult oncology patients? Cancer-related fatigue is a prevalent, distressing symptom associated with cancer and its treatment. Fatigue and physical activity assessments must be completed in addition to providing a plan for self-monitoring, prompting and supporting regular activity.

Family Pet Visitation

Do you allow family pets to visit patients with extended hospital stays? Pets provide physical, psychological, and social benefits to their owner due to the strong bond formed. Pet visits can be organized to be safe for the patient, roommate, pet, family, and others in the facility and risk of zoonotic infection can be managed. Learn more about our Family Pet and Certified Dog Visitation Programs.

Nurse Work Hours and Fatigue Mitigation

What scheduling guidelines are in place for nursing staff at your facility? Long work hours correlate with nurse fatigue and subsequent adverse nurse and patient outcomes. Nurses are unaware of the impact of long hours on personal health, fatigue levels, job satisfaction, and patient outcomes. Use of fatigue-mitigating scheduling guidelines may improve patient satisfaction and may decrease hospital acquired infections, falls with injury, needlestick injuries, and medication administration errors.

Oral Assessment for Oncology Patients

Need an evidence-based assessment tool for oral mucositis? Lack of consistent use of reliable and valid tools for the assessment of oral mucositis has resulted in limited progress in its prevention and treatment. Assessment captures changes in the oral mucosa in order to track progression and screen for complications as well as being sensitive to nursing interventions for prevention of oral mucositis.

Oral Care for Oncology Patients

What is the low cost but often under-utilized intervention for patients with oral mucositis? There is no treatment currently available (e.g., a medication) to prevent oral mucositis, and research to guide practice is limited. Attention needs to be focused on promoting good oral health through use of oral care, to decrease the severity and duration of oral mucositis.

Pain Assessment for Older Adults

How should pain be assessed for older adults? Patient preferences are an integral part of EBP and self-report of pain. Pain assessment is an essential first step for effective management on complex medical-surgical units.

Thermoregulation for Adult Trauma Patients

How do you manage varying degrees of hypothermia in ED trauma patients? Hypothermia contributes to poor patient outcomes and increased mortality. A nurse-driven protocol directs cumulative yet tapering interventions to meet individual patient needs.

Note: Each EBP to Go costs $25 and there is an additional $15 shipping cost.

Energy Through Motion

$40
 

Family Pet Visitation

$40
 

Nurse Work Hours and Fatigue Mitigation

$40
 

Oral Assessment for Oncology Patients

$40
 

Oral Care for Oncology Patients

$40
 

Pain Assessment for Older Adults

$40
 

Thermoregulation for Adult Trauma Patients

$40
 

Or submit payment by check payable to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Nursing to:

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Attn: Rosanna Seabold Department of Nursing 200 Hawkins Dr, T100 GH Iowa City, IA 52242

Please contact UIHCNursingResearchandEBP@uiowa.edu or 1-319-384-6737 with questions.