Best Practice Guidelines in the Palm of the Nurse’s Hand: Nursing Students Join Faculty to Develop an Innovative Implementation Strategy

Nov 25, 2021, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
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This Champions Information Sharing Webinar is designed for nursing students, nurses, educators, faculty, nursing administrators, and all health-care providers, regardless of setting. Participants learned the process to implement gap analysis findings in the creation of an innovative, student driven point-of-care best practice guideline (BPG) implementation/education intervention.  

The workshop showcased the web friendly point-of-care resource, BPGs in Action. Participants learned to make evidence-informed decisions in clinical settings. In addition, the website for handheld devices supports:

  • faculty to teach nursing students about evidence-based practice (EBP)
  • students to incorporate EBP in clinical practice
  • employers to access a free resource to guide EBP across organizations
  • nurses in practice to deliver quality patient care

Evaluation strategies and uptake metrics were presented. Implications for future student driven development and dissemination were discussed.

During this presentation, participants learned how to: 

  • consult student stakeholders to address gap analysis findings, create and implement innovative strategies that address challenges and enhance enablers
  • transform student informed and created clinical scenarios into a BPG ready-to-implement web resource
  • use technology to support BPG education and implementation
  • describe evaluation and uptake metrics


  • interaction with the development team of students, faculty and creative lead to access and interpret guidelines for nurses on their hand-held devices
  • easy access to user friendly tools for BPG recommendations from pain assessment and fall risk assessment and intervention in client centered care
  • student informed and created Case studies of BPG recommendations in the context delivering Care during a global pandemic


  • Elaine Santa Mina, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, Daphne Cockwell, School of Nursing, Ryerson University