School of Nursing provides training to improve patient safety
An initiative led by the Queen’s School of Nursing is helping healthcare practitioners improve patient safety by giving them the methods and tools they need to systematically review evidence from research literature.
“Our summer workshop program teaches participants ways to search and extract evidence in a systematic and rigorous manner,” says Margaret Harrison, Director, Queen’s Joanna Briggs Collaboration (QJBC) for Patient Safety. “We want to empower participants to make recommendations to their planning or safety committees that bring about the best, evidence-based health practices.”
The QJBC is the only Canadian centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), an international institute for evidence-based healthcare research founded in Australia. QJBC partners with Purdue University to offer nurses, medical librarians, policy makers, and researchers training and formal accreditation in JBI research methodologies. The workshop hosted last week is one of many research and training activities offered by QJBC.
“The expertise from Queen’s and Purdue has just been wonderful. The instructors brought me up to speed really quickly and provided phenomenal mentoring,” says Lynn Young, a professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria. “Now we can go back and share that richness with our practice partners and academic colleagues.”
Nineteen participants at last week’s workshop came from the University of New Brunswick, University of Victoria, Public Health Ontario, the University of Rochester Medical Centre, and University of Saskatchewan.