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This episode of Insights in Nursing kicks off with research on nurses and implementation of evidence based practices in patient care. This episode’s panel of nurses includes host Jamie Davis (of the Nursing Show) along with Rick Russotti from and Victoria Powell from

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This week’s show kicks off with a look at research examining roadblocks facing nurses trying to implement evidence based practices in patient care. Survey respondents noted that they lacked support from administrators and nurse leaders in their facilities and that older nurses were less likely to accept evidence based practice for patient care.

Financial Waste in Healthcare

In a follow on to the challenges standing in the way of implementing evidence based medical and nursing practice, the panel explored an IOM report on waste in health care. The report says $750 billion was wasted by the healthcare system in 2009 and gave an example of what banks would be like if they ran in a similar fashion. The waste included unnecessary services, inefficiently delivered services, excessive administrative costs, and more. How can health care continue to run like this?

Forced to Get Flu Shots

Finally, Rick Russotti brought an article supporting healthcare professionals being required to get flu shots for the upcoming flu season. The group could not arrive at a consensus, believing that flu shots were a good idea and in support of them for themselves. They could not, however, uniformly support requiring flu shots by employers.

On the panel this week:

Rick Russotti from the Mitigation Journal podcast and @RickRussotti on Twitter.

Victoria Powell from VP Medical and @vpmedical on Twitter.


host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, RN, NREMTP, BA, AAS managing director of the ProMed Network and host of the Nursing Showand MedicCast weekly programs.

Join us as we delve in to our week’s topics.


Links from the Topics:

Implementing Evidence Based Practice

Primary Care Physicians Infographic

Health Wasted $750 Billion

Forced To Get Flu Shots


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