Table 6

Participants' perceptions of most important facilitators for implementation



Delirium, Dementia, Depression

Diabetes Foot Care

Smoking Cessation

Venous Leg Ulcers

Education sessions

Education sessions

Education sessions

Education sessions

Education sessions

Education sessions

Administrative support and buy-in

Nurses' paid time for attending education sessions

Support of CRNs‡, APNs† on units

Ease of implementation, easy to use tools

Organizational support and readiness

Buy-in of nursing staff

Support of CRN‡

Support of CRN‡

Steering committee with representation from all units

Support of CRN‡

Champions including physician

Support of CRNs‡ and other educators

Having education as mandatory program outside of work hours

Partnership between hospital and public health settings

Organizational and management support

Organizational commitment and management support

Management support

Organizational support and resources

Having credible person in department to facilitate implementation


Having all stakeholders on board, managers, APNs†, nurses, champions

Involving staff at start of process

Ongoing access to information

Increased number of VLU patients

† APNs or Advanced Practice Nurses

‡ CRN or Clinical Resource Nurse

Davies et al. BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:29   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-29

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