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Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence - Acute & Ambulatory Nursing Care

What is Dissemination?

  • Dissemination is the targeted distribution of information to a specific audience 
    • Choi, B.C. (2005). Understanding the basic principles of knowledge translation. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 59(2:93.
  • Dissemination has the intention to promote the spread of knowledge to enhance application and improve patient outcomes
    • Glasgow, R.E., (2012). National Institutes of Health approaches to dissemination and implementation science: current and future directions.  American Journal of Public Health, 102(7), 1274-1281.

The Goals of Dissemination

  1. Increase the Reach of Evidence
  2. Increase People's Motivation to Use and Apply the Evidence
  3. Increase People's Ability to Use and Apply EvidenceAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) logo with link to website where information is located.


Giving Presentations

Speaking in Public

  • Arrive early
  • Meet with moderator
  • Test slides and AV equipment
  • Dress comfortably in professional/business attire
  • Make eye contact with and always face your audience
  • Move about the room
  • Don’t read your presentation directly from the slides
  • Know your audience
  • Use clear language
  • Speak slowly and clearly
  • Thank them for their attendance

Q and A

  • Anticipate the questions you might receive and practice your responses
  • Respond clearly and briefly to give others an opportunity to ask their questions
  • Be respectful and Be honest if you do not know the answer


  • Have a printed copy of all of your slides and notes pages

Help Using PowerPoint for a Presentation

Writing for Publication

5 Reasons to Write for Publication

Oermann, M. & Hays, J. (2011). Writing for publication in nursing.

  • To share ideas and expertise with other nurses
  • To disseminate evidence and the findings of nursing research studies
  • For promotion, tenure, and other personnel decisions
  • For development of your own knowledge and skills
  • For personal satisfaction

Choosing a Journal

References & Citation Management Tools

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