Sarah Cole Hirsh Institute

Dedicated to Evidence-Based Practice

The Sarah Cole Hirsh Institute for Evidence Based Practice is an endowed research and training institute to promote implementation of evidence into clinical practice. Established in 1998 with the generous endowment by Sarah Cole Hirsh, the center focuses on annul training and research in EBP for graduate students, leaders, and current clinicians. In close collaboration with the Quality Safety Education for Nurses Institute, the center’s key objective is to increase implementation of EBP guidelines and promote quality, safety and reduce cost in care.

Course: Practice Change Implementation

Spring 2018

NURS 412
1 Credit Hour (.5 Didactic and .5 Clinical)
Limited to 24 participants

Participate in a graduate style class and learn about evidence-based practice implementation and quality improvement methods to facilitate effective management of practice change.

Students will define quality and safety problems in the healthcare system in which they work and then plan for a change. The course covers issues related to evidence-based practice, teamwork, systems science, change management, and data analytics.

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Hot Issues

Lecture: Federal HIV/AIDS Policy in Peril
At a time when new HIV infections are finally declining nationally, we have a new administration whose inaugural budget guts federal HIV prevention funding as well as health insurance programs that people living with HIV rely on as the source of their medications and care. We welcome Jesse Milan, JD, President and CEO of AIDS United to provide insights from Washington and ideas for how we in Ohio can respond.

June 14, 2017 3 p.m.
Case Western Reserve University
Wolstein Research Building - Auditorium
2103 Cornell Road, Cleveland, OH 44106

EBP Information

The ACA and People with HIV: Video Profiles from the Field
Achieving Health Equity via the Affordable Care Act: Promises, Provisions, and Making Reform a Reality for Diverse Patients

EBP Publications

Estrada, N. (2009). Exploring perceptions of a learning organization by RNs and relationship to EBP beliefs and implementation in the acute care setting.Worldviews on Evidenceā€Based Nursing, 6(4), 200-209.

Melnyk, B. M. (2014). New Evidence-Based Practice Competencies for Practicing Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses: From Development to Real World Implementation.

Slomka, J. (2015). How do persons living with HIV and other chronic conditions perceive palliative care? Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 47(2), 463.

Webel, A. R., Sattar, A., Longnecker, C., Schreiner, N., Josephson, R. (2015). The relationship between lifestyle factors and cardiovascular disease risk in HIV+ adults. Circulation, 131, AP232-AP232.

EBP Videos

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Joachim G. Voss

Post-Doctoral Fellow:

Scott Emory Moore, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC

PhD Students:

Deniece Jukiewicz, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC

Julie Schexnayder, DNP, MPH, CRNP

V. Maria Masina MSN, AGCNS-BC

Administrative Assistant:

Fay Alexander