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Pillar II: Quality Improvement, Evidence-Based, and Research

Co-directors: Bradi Granger (DUSON) and Deborah "Hutch" Allen (DUHS)

One of DANCE’s three major pillars of growth, Pillar II encompasses a commitment to quality improvement, evidence-based and research.

An expanded knowledge base regarding existing evidence and the tools and skills required to implement that evidence into clinical practice, engage nurses in contributing to increasing access to care, improving outcomes based on high-quality interventions, and developing highly effective, efficient care models that will reduce the cost of care.

Using evidence-based interventions reduces gaps in care and improves the quality of care delivery by addressing the Institute of Medicine’s six hallmarks of quality healthcare:

  • Safety
  • Effectiveness
  • Efficiency
  • Timeliness
  • Patient-centeredness
  • Equitable care

The goals and activities of Pillar II include:

  1. Support the development of the knowledge, skills and appreciation of quality improvement, EBP, and research for the improvement of patient outcomes.
    • Mitigating the Madness 3-part EBP workshop series Integration of M&M with Clinical Ladder in 2019
    • Minute for Mentors
    • EBP Component in Nursing Leadership Development Program
    • Provide mentorship as Clinical Ladder Advisors
    • DUHS EBP Fellows (starting July 2019)
    • DUHS Nursing Research Scholars (starting July 2019)
  2. Promote the implementation of quality-focused nursing initiatives that advance the nursing profession and improve clinical outcomes.
    • Duke IHI Chapter partnership (QISP and QTP)
    • DNP QI Elective (Quality Transformation in Organizational Settings)
    • Mentorship for nurse-led research and EBP
  3. Support the dissemination of nurse-led QI, EBP, and research projects.
    • Monthly dissemination/writing workshops (coming soon)
    • EBP Conference (coming soon)

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