Nursing Best Practice Research Centre

Advancing care through knowledge

Determinants of the Sustained Use of Research Evidence in Nursing (SURE) Study

This study evaluated whether the first 17 RNAO guidelines implemented from 2000-2004 are still being “sustained” in practice following an initial 6-month pilot. In other words, once the initial pilot implementation funding is over, do nurses, managers, and senior executives continue to implement the clinical guideline recommendations? What factors affect the likelihood that guideline implementation will be sustained after two years?