Moving Evidence-Based Guidelines from Paper to Practice
Evidence-based Nutrition Practice Guidelines (EBNPG) are critical for directing patient and practitioner decisions about appropriate medical nutrition therapy. Developing EBNPG requires a considerable amount of resources, but evidence shows that most recommendations are not operationalized in practice. The Academy’s member-based Implementation Subcommittee is developing implementation strategies for RDNs guided by implementation science. Audience members will hear rationale for use of implementation science and how it can be used to improve evidence-based practice. An example of an implementation strategy–an online implementation toolkit–will be presented, and a research study from the Academy’s Nutrition Research Network- Assessing Uptake and Impact of Guidelines in Renal Nutrition (or the AUGmeNt study) will also be discussed. AUGmeNt is an effectiveness-implementation study that will evaluate implementation strategies for the Academy’s newly published Chronic Kidney Disease EBNPG. An overview of the methodology, study trainings, and preliminary results will be presented.
- Describe what implementation science is and why it is important.
- Follow the 4 necessary steps to implement a recommendation in their practice.
- Describe the purpose and methods of the Academy’s AUGmeNt study.
- 12.4.4 Identifies and implements strategies for reaching individuals and populations in collaboration with stakeholders.
- 6.2.5 Applies research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery, and health and nutrition of customers.
- 6.3.7 Interprets data to make recommendations and to form realistic and valid conclusions.
Gabriela Proaño, MS, RDN
Research Project Manager
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Annabel Biruete, PhD, RD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Keiy Murofushi, MS, RD
Executive Director, Food and Nutrition
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center