EBP promotes a clinical environment where the most up to date clinical evidence (derived from either research or best practice initiatives) and clinical expertise is fused to provide the best care for patients. EBP is seated firmly in our daily practice as evidenced through our policy development, standards of care, patient care delivery models, and quality improvement initiatives. The ARMC Nursing Research Council has obtained permission from the University of IOWA to utilize the IOWA Model of Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Quality Care. This model provides a guide for clinical decision-making, details regarding implementation of evidence-based practice, and includes both the practitioner and organizational perspective. To find out more about the Iowa model click here.
Nursing research is integral to professional practice at AtlantiCare. Nurses at all levels are involved in research activities to explore, predict and discover practice applications. Nursing research is used as the scientific basis for confirming or enhancing existing knowledge as well as generating new knowledge. The result is validation of existing practice, implementation of changes in practice, and enhanced evidence based provision of patient care.
The Nursing Research Councils comprised of nurses at all levels of practice including staff working at the bedside, advanced practice nurses, to executive nursing leaders. We enlist the support of Barbara Chamberlain, DNSc, APN, C, CCRN, WCC as our consultant to the Council.
Purpose: The Nursing Research Council is responsible for promoting the conduct, evaluation, and practice integration of relevant nursing research at ARMC .
Nursing Research Highlights
Effects of Smoking Cessation on Psychiatric Inpatients’ Behaviors Using the Nicotine Patch
Keynote Speaker: Beth Ann Swan, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
Associate Dean Graduate Program Associate Professor Jefferson School of Nursing
Nursing at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center is committed to providing safe, state of the art care to all patients. Nursing Services recognizes that nursing is an integral component of the Mission, Vision and Values of the Medical Center and, as such, is dedicated to serving our patients and community.
Nursing quality and performance improvement extends from unit based efforts within specific departments and flows through our council and committee work. We are aligned with organizational structures including the “5 B’s,” Best Quality, Best Finance, Best People and Workplace, Best Community Health, Best Customer Service. We strive to continuously assess and evaluate quality of care, provision of a safe environment for patients, customers, and staff, and adherence to regulating agencies.
We utilize the Plan–Do-Check-Act (PDCA) model to develop, implement, and evaluate performance improvement efforts.
Nurses at all levels of the organization are involved with Quality initiatives. Nursing leadership has created a culture where nurses feel empowered to utilize meaningful data to initiate change in patient care delivery. Nurses are encouraged and rewarded for participating as “champions” and change agents. Champions are mentored in a specific patient care delivery initiative and become experts and consultants to their colleagues. Champions lead colleagues in exploring and strategizing initiatives best suited for their patient populations and unit needs. This integrative approach has created a culture of “ownership,” positive patient outcomes, and staff satisfaction.
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AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center is home to many centers of excellence and specialized services.
In 2008 AtlantiCare ARMC received accreditation from JCAHO for STROKE with no recommendations for improvement
To find out more about AtlantiCare’s commitment to quality care, click here.
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