The Colorado Patient-Centered Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice Model: A Framework for Transformation

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  • Colleen J. Goode RN, PhD, FAAN, NEA-BC,

    1. Colleen J. Goode,Professor, University of Colorado College of Nursing, Aurora, CO;Regina M. Fink,Research Nurse Scientist, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO;Mary Krugman,Director, Department of Professional Resources, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO;Kathleen S. Oman,Research Nurse Scientist, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO;Lisa K. Traditi,Head of Education, University of Colorado Health Sciences Library, Aurora, CO.
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  • Regina M. Fink RN, PhD, AOCN, FAAN,

    1. Colleen J. Goode,Professor, University of Colorado College of Nursing, Aurora, CO;Regina M. Fink,Research Nurse Scientist, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO;Mary Krugman,Director, Department of Professional Resources, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO;Kathleen S. Oman,Research Nurse Scientist, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO;Lisa K. Traditi,Head of Education, University of Colorado Health Sciences Library, Aurora, CO.
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  • Mary Krugman RN, PhD, FAAN,

    1. Colleen J. Goode,Professor, University of Colorado College of Nursing, Aurora, CO;Regina M. Fink,Research Nurse Scientist, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO;Mary Krugman,Director, Department of Professional Resources, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO;Kathleen S. Oman,Research Nurse Scientist, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO;Lisa K. Traditi,Head of Education, University of Colorado Health Sciences Library, Aurora, CO.
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  • Kathleen S. Oman RN, PhD, CEN, FAEN,

    1. Colleen J. Goode,Professor, University of Colorado College of Nursing, Aurora, CO;Regina M. Fink,Research Nurse Scientist, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO;Mary Krugman,Director, Department of Professional Resources, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO;Kathleen S. Oman,Research Nurse Scientist, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO;Lisa K. Traditi,Head of Education, University of Colorado Health Sciences Library, Aurora, CO.
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  • Lisa K. Traditi MLS, AHIP

    1. Colleen J. Goode,Professor, University of Colorado College of Nursing, Aurora, CO;Regina M. Fink,Research Nurse Scientist, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO;Mary Krugman,Director, Department of Professional Resources, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO;Kathleen S. Oman,Research Nurse Scientist, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO;Lisa K. Traditi,Head of Education, University of Colorado Health Sciences Library, Aurora, CO.
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Address correspondence to Colleen J. Goode, Professor, University of Colorado College of Nursing, 193120 East 19th Avenue, Mail Stop C288-19, Aurora, Colorado 80045; Colleen.Goode@ucdenver.edu

ABSTRACT

Background: Evidence-based practice (EBP) models provide a framework to guide organizations and their clinicians to implement evidence-based policies, protocols, and guidelines. A historical review of evidence-based models is presented. The revised Colorado Patient-Centered Interprofessional EBP Model supports use of research evidence and nonresearch evidence and adopts a patient-centered approach to EBP.

Aim: The purpose of this article is to present a framework that can be used to transform an organization and foster the use of evidence by interdisciplinary team members.

Approach: An evidence-based intervention to decrease catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) is presented to show how the model is operationalized. The EBP model is supported by the five steps that clinicians should use as they identify a clinical problem, gather the evidence, and move the evidence into practice. Ideas for dissemination of new models to clinicians throughout the organization are presented.

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