Date: Tuesday October 7, 2015
Collaborations can advance nursing care and improve patient outcomes. Nurses need easy access to specific resources to practice evidence based care and they require effective skills to use them. Librarians provide the evidence-based resources and support training. This session, presented by Amy Knehans will describe a successful partnership in introducing and promoting the Nursing Reference Center (NRC) at the Point of Care throughout the Department of Nursing via the shared governance Council structure. Participants will be encouraged to share how they are collaborating with nurses at their institutions to support evidence based practice and nursing research activities.
Amy is the Clinical Outreach, Liaison, and Instruction Librarian, at the Harrell Health Sciences Library at Penn State Hershey. Amy is liaison to Clinical Pharmacy, Dermatology, Medicine, Nursing and Physician Assistant Programs. She teaches about evidence-based information sources, coordinates the library’s departmental liaison program and oversees and implements clinical support services, and supports the needs of the clinical community.