Published Mar 8, 2005
I was just wondering if anyone had any information or wanted to discuss 'the main reasons why nurses do not utilize rsearch in their practice'.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Hey everyone,I was just wondering if anyone had any information or wanted to discuss 'the main reasons why nurses do not utilize rsearch in their practice'.Any help would be much appreciated.
Are they talking about formal research that would be published in journals and such?
Cuz I think nurses DO research ALL the time in the scope of their practice, especially with the ease of the internet.
As far as UTILIZING research (I assume, research done by others) I think nurses do this a lot as well.
We integrate nursing research into what we do every single day. It's what our practice is based on.
On my unit right now I'm involved with one of our asst nurse managers in collecting data on the time to extubation of our cardiac surgery patients. We are looking into the use of the etco2. We already use it, but we want to use it more effectively. Without getting into all the details, we hope to be able to justify the use of this tool to improve our extubation protocols. Hopefully, what we're doing will result in spending tens of thousands of dollars on equipment, training of nurses, and improvements in direct patient care and outcomes based on our findings.
I disagree with this statement. Much of nursing is evidenced based practice. We utilize research for basing our standards of practice, and many many units have a process where you can change unit based standards of practice by proposing the change and backing this change with enough evidence supporting it's benefits. I used to work at the national institutes of health, where there are tons of "research nurses" and their job is to conduct research programs and further the evidence based practice field.
We do use research in the ED in which I work. Some is tuned to prehospital=certain diagnosis-seizure- arrest, etc, Some is geared to the ED-times to admission, tracking of certain dx. etc. Sometimes I have so many research topics to deal with I want to scream. So I know we do do certain types of research as it pertains to out particular patients
WSU_Ally_RN, BSN, RN
How funny, because in my research class yesterday we were just talking about that. Our instructor said because there are so many AD nurses out there that do not get the research class in nursing school, there are not a lot of staff nurses doing their own research. Also, since there are not many MSN and PhD nurses out there, there are not a lot of role models for the BSN nurses to look up to for help with research. She said that most nurses are involved in the "knowledge creep" portion of utilizing new research, so it looks as though no new research is being implimented on their units, when in fact it really is. It is just a very slow process.
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