Disseminating Results to the Nursing Community
Dissemination is a vital process that involves availing the results and deliverables of a project to shareholders. The project focusing on the use of tight glycemic control on post open heart patients reveals that tight glycemic control is effective in minimizing morbidity and mortality rates in open heart patient patients. With these findings, it is vital that key stakeholders are informed about the need to adopt the tight glycemic process before, during and after an open heart surgical procedure. The main purpose of disseminating these results to the key stakeholders will be to call for the adoption of the tight glycemic process. It is vital that the findings of the project reach as many individuals in the nursing community as possible. It is by adopting the glycemic control measures that morbidity and mortality rates will reduce (European Commission, 2010). The risk of infections due to accelerated blood sugar levels will no longer be a concern during patient care. It is also vital for the nursing community to be informed and ensure they adopt the tight glycemic control protocol. There are several strategies that can be used to disseminate the results of this study.
The first strategy that can be used is seminars. Seminars will be conducted so as to inform the management of the health care facility. It is through seminars that the findings of the study will be provided to the executive management. Seminars provide a platform from where the implementation of tight glycemic control protocol during surgical procedures will be discussed. The executive managers, as well as the surgical team, will be involved in discussions with researchers over the findings of the study and overall benefits of using the tight control protocol. Researchers can also conduct workshops at the healthcare facility (CARE, 2001). Top surgical leaders and nurses in the OR can be invited to workshops where they will be informed on the need to adopt the tight control protocol in their surgical procedures. Data and statistic from previous studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of adopting the tight control protocol will be highlighted and emphasized. The seminars and workshops will be supported by PowerPoint presentations that the surgical team and nurses will follow throughout the lessons.
Meetings will also be done on a regular basis so as to update the surgical team on the need to adopt the glycemic control protocol. Brochures and pin-ups may be used at the OR, but it would not be a guaranteed that all healthcare personnel’s will be motivated to read (European Commission, 2010). Holdings regular meetings will ensure that employees assigned to the OR department familiarize themselves with the tight control protocol. The meetings will emphasize on the need for all employees to adopt the blood glucose measures so as to minimize the risk of complications. Alternatively, video tapes can be provided to the health care facility. Video tapes are important as they provide the nurses and surgical team with back up from where they can review the information provided through seminars, meetings and workshops. The videos can be accompanied by audio and visual applications. In conclusion, the dissemination process is essential to ensure that the nursing community is well informed.
European Commission, (2010). Disseminating project results. Retrieved from http://ec.europa.eu/eahc/management/Fact_sheet_2010_10.html
CARE, (2001). Strategies for disseminating research findings. Retrieved from http://www.medspring.eu/sites/default/files/uploads/CARE-Beyond%20Scientific%20Publication%20Strategies%20for%20Disseminating%20Research%20Findings.pdf