INQUIRE is a model designed to support a culture of inquiry for nursing to critically evaluate nursing care and practices. INQUIRE provides the information needed for nurses to investigate clinical questions, evaluate current practices,and innovate new solutions.
UAMS Nurses are responsible for promoting and engaging in a Culture of Inquiry to advance the profession of nursing and the outcomes of patients.
INnovate – Creation of new theories, practices, tools, or equipment to meet the needs of patients and nursing.
QUality Improvement – Improvement in current, sound practices and models to promote safety, reduce inefficiencies and create better outcomes for patients.
Research – Continually remaining in the forefront of advancing nursing practice through evaluating and developing new knowledge of nursing interventions in the prevention or treatment of disease with well-designed nursing research studies.
Evidence Based Practice – Systematically reviewing and critically appraising the literature and implementing new practice when indicated.
More about INQUIRE
A nurse infused by a spirit of inquiry will raise questions, challenge traditional and existing practices and seek creative approaches to problem-solving.Innovate
Improving communication, teamwork, patient experiences and safety to help create a better outcomes for patients.Quality Improvement
Research develops knowledge and enhances the ability of individuals to respond effectively to actual or potential health problems.Research