A Report from the 10th Annual Collaborative EBP Conference

This post is written by guest writer, Jason Vazquez, 2nd year MEPN student


(Jason Vazquez, Anne Vien, Dr Laurie ecoff, Evan Gum, & Amena Adams at conference)


Attention, current and future MEPNs…Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is not going away so pay good and close attention in Dr. Stacey and Dr. Ecoff’s classes.

The 10th Annual Collaborative EBP Conference was held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 and it was engaging and very informative.  It was exciting to see many local healthcare facilities take part in this event and see what issues nurses care most about.

EBP Conference Take-Aways:

  • Start small and don’t quit
  • Lead with passion
  • Sell the change via patient outcomes
  • Need consistent or constant coaching
  • “Early Adaptors” are key to diffuse information
  • Communication is key
  • Effective feedback is necessary
  • Coach-Coach-Coach
  • Can’t be an Agent of Change without being present

Notable Mentions:

  • Out of 15 poster presentations, 3 were voted in the following categories:
    • Best Design
      • “Identification of Preceptor Support Needs” by Heather Garcia and Casey Blalock from Rady’s Children Hospital
    • Most Likely to Adopt
      • “Jacobs ICU Nurse Mentorship Project” by Halley Yarvitz (USD MEPN Graduate) and Truong-Giang Huynh from UCSD Health
    • Best Innovation
      • “Impact of Education on Cell Phone Cleaning Knowledge and Practices Among NICU Visitors and Staff” by Molly Reid and Lynne Keegan from Sharp Mary Birch Hospital

We are fortunate to have EBP experts educate and prepare us for success, for we are all future agents of change!

EBP-EBP Fellows and Mentors

(EBP Fellows and Mentors)

About kathymarsh

Associate Dean at Hahn School of Nursing University of San Diego
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