School of Nursing Enhances Patient Care in East Texas with EBP Conference

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Publication Date: 10/30/2019

The University of Texas at Tyler is helping enhance patient care in East Texas by providing continuing education for community healthcare professionals.

In partnership with CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, the University’s School of Nursing held the fourth annual Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice Conference on Oct. 25 at the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center.

“Better Together: Evidence-Based Practice in Action,” brought together hundreds of healthcare professionals, nursing faculty and students who learned about the latest hot-topics in evidence-based practice (EBP). EBP is the conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about patient care.

“Evidence-based practice ensures that patients receive the best care for their health concerns,” said Dr. Barbara Haas, executive director of the UT Tyler School of Nursing. “Practitioners use research evidence, practice standards, clinical experience and patient preferences to develop an individualized plan of care for each patient.”

Conference speakers included community healthcare volunteers and leaders from the University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Fisch College of Pharmacy, UT Health East Texas and CHRISTUS Trinity Clinics. 

“We are proud to collaborate with CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System and provide the opportunity for healthcare professionals to enhance patient care and improve health outcomes in East Texas,” she said.

For more information or to sponsor next year’s event, email or call 903.566.7320.


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