Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS)

2007 Council Special Topics Conference
October 24, 2007
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington D.C.
Practice-Based Evidence:
Another Side of the Knowledge Development Coin

Target Audience

This program is designed for nurse scientists or clinicians (PhD, DNS, DNP) who conduct research or develop new practice models in clinical and academic settings; administrators, managers and corporate officers in hospitals and health systems who are seeking to improve outcomes or seeking or maintaining magnet recognition; vendors developing data acquisition systems; study nurses; and advanced practice nursing graduate students. The expected audience will also include interdisciplinary colleagues in informatics, statistics, public health and other health-related disciplines.

Conference Objectives

  1. Examine practice-based evidence as a complementary paradigm to generate knowledge for clinical practice.
  2. Cite examples of clinical case studies using at least one approach to discover practice- based evidence.
  3. Describe the future of. informatics in defining, deploying and using the evidence within clinical information systems.
  4. Discuss examples of the development and/or utilization of computer-based technologies to leverage data captured in electronic medical records for the purpose of knowledge development, practice evaluation, and improved outcomes.

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