1. Diedrick, Lee A. MAN, RN, C-NIC
  2. Schaffer, Marjorie A. PhD, RN
  3. Sandau, Kristin E. PhD, RN, CNE


Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine if a consistent communication strategy for implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP), developed with input from staff nurses, improved staff nurse satisfaction with communication of practice changes.


Background: Integration of EBP knowledge into clinical practice supports optimal nursing care. Awareness of a practice change and the ability to reference the information may be problematic.


Methods: A quasi-experimental single group before-after design was used to survey all RNs of a level III neonatal ICU for satisfaction before and after implementation of the EBP communication strategy.


Results: Registered nurse satisfaction improved regarding the amount of communication (P < .001), frequency of communication (P < .014), method of communication (P < .001), and ease of finding information (P < .001).


Conclusion: A consistent strategy can improve nurse satisfaction with communication of EBP changes.