The purpose of this presentation is to help participants gain a better understanding of the role of evidence-based practice to improving patient outcomes, particularly for patients with continence and pelvic floor disorders. Various “Levels of Evidence” (LOE), including the seven levels identified by Polit and Beck (2012), as well as specific studies representing those LOE are discussed. The use of LOEs in Urologic Nursing is explained. By the end of the presentation, healthcare providers will be able to identify a problem or need, assess the evidence in published literature, develop an intervention, and evaluate the outcome in order to provide care that integrates sound research evidence into practice.
Contact hours available until 3/16/2016.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.
Explain the role of evidence-based practice (EBP) to improve patient outcomes.
Use levels of evidence to assess quality of research evidence and implications for practice.
Review research evidence from the last three years that applies to continence and pelvic floor disorder patients.