Ebp Effectiveness

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EBP is an important approach in healthcare settings. According to Sackett and colleagues (1996), EBB was defined as the way of integrating clinical expertise using the excellent available evidence from research undertaken and published (Sackette et al., 1996). The efficiency and effectiveness of EBP relies upon clinical expertise, knowledge and thoughtfulness. EBB requires that every healthcare professional to use their educational skills and experience and valuing their work areas. Even so. It requires the healthcare professional to take into account the patient’s situation and values especially when trying to make decision. The main purpose of EBP is to provide effective care thereby improving patients’ outcomes. It also facilitates accountability…show more content…
In this research, the researcher will focus mainly on the WHO Surgical Checklist which was launched in 2008 as the EBP for ODP profession. The checklist is to be adapted and used for every patient who is to undergo a surgical procedure. The checklist has three steps to safer surgery which are, Sign In, which is done before induction of anaesthesia, Time Out is done before surgical incision then Sigh Out before any theatre staff leaves the theatre. There is evidence in literature that showed the advantages of WHO Surgical Checklist such as, that it increases reliability during perioperative care of the patient, it encourages team-work with the focus to quality and safety, all equipment is discussed thereby efficient planning of the procedure and all potential problems such as incomplete consent forms, allergies, health status of the patient are identified (DeViries et al., 2008 and Christian et al., 2000). Haynes et al., 2009 conducted a study on the efficacy of WHO Surgical Checklist. Their study demonstrated that the checklist can led to the reduction of…show more content…
Communication is important because it can eliminate a number of errors during patient care. Poor communication leads to adverse surgical events .Lewis, (2002) stated that effective communication increases the quality of work, patient safety and reduces patients’ misunderstandings. Poor communication increases morbidity and mortality rates. ODPS needs to have good common skill in order to communicate between themselves or with patients. There are different forms of communication such as verbal and written communication. Verbal communication between staff is important during patient care. Staff have to communicate about the procedures, the patient and other requirements needed for effective patient care. Communication is a two way process therefore it needs to be clarified and reinforced and reflected back by repetition to show understanding. For example, in theatre the scrub ODP will count instruments aloud and the numbers of instruments are confirmed by another ODP to show the agreement of everything they will use or have used. The staff also communicate during team briefs as well as during and after surgical procedures. They also communicate any issues or concerns and this improves patient
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