Implementation Strategies to Improve Knowledge and Adherence to Spinal Cord Injury Guidelines.
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PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate a bundle of implementation strategies (local opinion leaders, printed educational materials, and educational outreach) to increase neurocritical care nurses' knowledge of and adherence to spinal cord injury guidelines. DESIGN: A preprogram, postprogram, and follow-up design was used to evaluate outcomes. METHODS: Adherence was measured via self-reported anticipatory adherence; knowledge was measured by an author-developed assessment. Repeated-measures ANOVA was used for data analysis. FINDINGS: Improvements in nursing knowledge and adherence were found from preprogram to postprogram to follow-up time points. CONCLUSIONS: Outcomes noted in this study provide additional support for using this bundle of implementation strategies and were consistent with previous research documenting the usefulness of these strategies. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Although further research is needed, this study highlighted a systematic way of implementing evidence-based practices to improve neurocritical care nurses' knowledge of and adherence to spinal cord injury guidelines.
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Reynolds, S. S., Murray, L. L., McLennon, S. M., Ebright, P. R., & Bakas, T.
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Reynolds, Staci Sue||Murray, Laura L||McLennon, Susan M||Ebright, Patricia R||Bakas, Tamilyn