Based on the summary of the evidence, the next step in the process is to develop recommendations for changes to practice. These will be presented to your unit and other stakeholders, this means that the recommendation(s) made need to be clear and be based on the evidence.
One way EBP project recommendations will be communicated is through a poster.
Please take this survey before pushing forward with your EBP(evidence-based practice) project. The purpose of this survey is to gauge your thoughts and feelings as they pertain to EBP and carrying out a project. Your response will be used to help evaluate how useful this resource is when it comes to carrying out a project and how one feels about evidence-based practice.
Always use the Makersigns.com - VCU Medical Center Templates
Goals of a Good Poster:
Sample of EBP Methods Description for Abstract
“Searched ______DB1_________, _______DB2_________, and ______DB3__________. The search was done using keywords and subject headings when appropriate in reference to the following concepts of ____________________, __________________, and ____________. The search was limited to English language and the time period of _________________. This yielded a total of __________ articles. The filters/limits in each database were used to access the appropriate primary studies, evidence summaries and translational literature. A total of ______ articles were reviewed for this project after a review of the article abstracts was conducted.”
“Searched PubMed, CINAHL, and Web of Science. The search was done using keywords and subject headings when appropriate in reference to the following concepts of “pressure ulcers” and “elderly”. The search was limited to English language and the time period of 2010 -2015. This yielded a total of 250 articles. The filters/limits in each database were used to access the appropriate primary studies, evidence summaries, and translational literature. A total of 15 articles were reviewed for this project after a review of the article abstracts was conducted.”
Sample of EBP Methods Description for Poster
Searched Following Concepts Using Keywords & Subject Headings:
Limits: When it comes to year be specific, do not put last five years. Put 2013-2018 if you searched the last five years instead.
Filtered Results by Primary studies, Evidence Summaries, and Translational Literature.
Evaluated How many? articles for quality
Databases: PubMed/MEDLINE, CINAHL
Searched Following Concepts Using Keywords & Subject Headings: “Accidental Falls”, “Elderly”, “Inpatients”
Limits: English, 2012-2017
Filtered Results by Types of Study Design and Evidence
Evaluated 12 articles for quality
* If you did not utilize subject headings, just don't use that part of the phrasing above.
EBP Project - Chart for Levels of Evidence Used
In this section, it is also useful to include a table such as the one below. This table communicates the quality of evidence you found and how much. This evidence is used to justify the recommendations that may be made for practice change.
Browner, W., & Hiscock, Tim. (2006). Publishing and presenting clinical research. Baltimore, Md.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Clendening, J. (2015). Creating a successful poster presentation [PowerPoint Slides]. Retrieved from http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/documents/evidencebasedpractice/files/Posters/Poster_Prep_2015_web.pdf
Scientific Research Poster Printing. (2015). Retrieved October 4, 2015, from http://www.makesigns.com/SciPosters_Home.aspx
Selig, P. (2014). Poster development tips. Unpublished manuscript.