LEARN HOW TO DISSEMINATE YOUR FINDINGS
So you have gathered and evaluated all this information, and applied it to your nursing practice. What's the next step? You can disseminate your findings to other nurses.
There are three main methods for disseminate your EBP findings:
Resources for Posters
Posters are an easy, clear method of presenting your evidence-based practice findings for other nurses. Many professional nursing organizations hold poster sessions at their annual meetings.
After choosing which professional conference would be a good fit for your poster, you will need to submit an abstract to their selection committee. Happell (2007) provides some guidance for nurses in preparing abstracts.
Planning Your Poster
Once your abstract has been accepted by the conference, the next step is to begin planning your poster. Sherman (2010) has created a guide for nurses on creating effective conference posters.
Free poster templates are available in PowerPoint format online to enter your poster information into. Below are a number of sites on which you can find free templates. You will need to download the file to your computer and then open it in PowerPoint to enter in your content.
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After you create the poster in PowerPoint, you will need to have it printed. There are a number of online sites that can print them for you from the PPT file, or you can reach out to the marketing/graphic arts team for assistance.
Resources for Presentations
Another method of disseminating your research findings is to make a presentation. Many professional conferences invite presentations from researchers. Typically, these presentations take the form of a PowerPoint presentation. Again, you'll need to submit an abstract for your presentation to a selection committee.
You may want to include the following sections in your PowerPoint:
Below are some resources to help you develop an effective speech and presentation materials.
Resources on Publication and Writing
If you decide you'd like to submit your research findings in the form of an article to a journal, below are a number of books that can help guide you through the writing process. Keep in mind, each journal has its own formatting and publication requirements. Be sure to refer to the journal's guidelines for submitting articles.
Additionally, if you need assistance in identifying an appropriate journal to submit your article to, would like someone to proofread your writing, or need help with citations- please reach out to the librarian at email@example.com.