Allied Health Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP)
Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) symbolises the progression of science and research from the scientist’s desk into meaningful clinician practice change. Allied Health TRIP (AH-TRIP) can help research translation become ‘business as usual’ for every clinician.
The AH-TRIP initiative is a training package designed to prepare clinicians to plan and undertake a translational research project in their practice. Queensland Health-based researchers and clinicians, together with collaborators from AusHSI and University partners, have volunteered their time to help produce education and real-world case studies for this online professional development suite.
Foundation training is a starting point for all clinicians to join the AH-TRIP movement. Foundation training will help you understand what TRIP is, why it’s important and what you need to help make your TRIP project a success.
Identify a clinical problem
Before translating any research into practice, it is important to understand why you are undertaking a TRIP project. Identifying a clinical problem or evidence-practice gap is Step 1 of the TRIP process.
Evidence to support change
Understanding the levels of evidence and how to appraise the strength and quality of evidence in a timely way is crucial. These resources may assist with structuring your search and evaluating the quality of the available evidence. Always speak to your librarian or an experienced research colleague if you need more help with this step!
Planning for change
Designing an evidenced based solution and planning for implementation is an important stage of planning – using a logic model or theory, model or framework to understand the implementation context including barriers and enablers, strategies for change and who needs to do what differently for success is covered in this phase.
Implementing a practice change refers to the doing – how can you adapt evidence into the local context and tailor implementation strategies as well as facilitating team dynamics, stakeholders and negotiating resistance.
Evaluating the change
Selecting appropriate evaluation indicators is key to consider through all stages of the TRIP process. This section will provide guidance in planning the measurement of your practice change including implementation quality, service and clinical outcomes.
Sustainable practice change is difficult to achieve. Systematic planning to consider determinants of sustainability, creating conditions to sustain practice and monitoring for drift are important aspects for all TRIP projects. Tips to plan for this step are covered in this section.
AH-TRIP Champion Resources
AH-TRIP champions are an invaluable link between the AH-TRIP initiative and local departments and teams. This manual will provide a guide of how you can facilitate AH-TRIP training to use the AH-TRIP webinars and training materials. This guide will provide you with discussion points, prompts and concepts for you to consider and pose to your department or team to enhance learning opportunities.