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Nurses Forum - Purpose, Objectives and Goals

Purpose:

The purpose of the ISTH Nurses Forum is to promote, support, and sustain sharing and adoption of, evidence-based practice; thereby facilitating knowledge translation to direct patient care.

This will be provided globally through mentorship to nurses in their role to teach, coach, individualize, and intervene in applying evidence based practice to meet the unique needs of patients with disorders of hemostasis.

In addition, the Nurses Forum will support systematic evaluation and dissemination of practical and actionable standardized or targeted interventions for this unique patient population that is provided by nurses.

Objectives:

Share knowledge, experience, and practice standards or guidelines to standardize and improve practical and actionable knowledge translation in the discipline of nursing as it pertains to disorders of haemostasis. This knowledge sharing is critical as nurses are often isolated within their institutions resulting in widespread duplication of strategy development and limited evaluation of same.

Goals:

  • To share and promote evidence-based findings and practice through knowledge translation, standardization and systematic evaluation in clinical practice settings.
  • To explore the mechanisms by which nurses engage in education, patient management or supportive care interventions which can employ a collaborative research framework in order to better promote the significance and generalizability of initiatives.
  • To inform about therapeutic options available to ensure treatment is consistent with patient needs and preferences
  • To improve communication between nurses and all healthcare professionals through the forum and within the ISTH community at large
  • To disseminate information on guidelines, research projects, and education materials for patients/providers and healthcare professionals
  • To increase nurses participation in ISTH as a Society and attendance at ISTH congresses
  • To achieve and maintain an established ISTH nurses forum that is effective and efficient
  • To ensure openness, transparency and fairness in execution of its duties, mission and goals
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