Using the Ottawa Model of Research Use to implement a skin care program

J Nurs Care Qual. Jan-Mar 2004;19(1):18-24; quiz 25-6. doi: 10.1097/00001786-200401000-00006.


Addressing skin care issues requires a systematic and comprehensive approach. We used the pragmatic Ottawa Model of Research Use to guide the implementation of clinical practice guidelines in a surgical program of a tertiary care hospital. Assessments were made of existing clinical practice guidelines, the practice environment, and the potential adopters. With this information, we tailored strategies to address the barriers and to implement the guidelines. A formative evaluation demonstrated positive results.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / organization & administration*
  • Health Facility Environment
  • Humans
  • Models, Organizational*
  • Needs Assessment
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Research / organization & administration*
  • Skin Care / standards*
  • Technology Transfer