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1. Workspace: I have been working in a psychiatric hospital for four years now. I mostly work on the women unit, but sometimes I get floated to the men and kids ' unit. The unit has thirty bed and most of the time we are full. Our job is stressful and requires a lot of patience. We work understaff the majority of the time which makes it harder on not only the staff but also the patients. Our patients are mostly young, but at times we have some confused elderly patients. Some of the cases that we see on a daily basis are patients with suicidal ideation, non-compliance with psychiatric medications, drugs and alcohol abuse and patients with experiencing a mental breakdown. 2. EBP practices: Our policies are always changing since safety…show more content…
Nurses do not have a clue about EBP. Nurses and healthcare worker in general need to be educated on the importance of EBP. According to Zeleníková, Beach, Ren, Wolff, & Sherwood, (2014) EBP education should start in school. Each unit should have a team which job is to study and implement EBP and come with improving rules for the unit. Nurses always have ideas and sometimes share their ideas with the managers, but the managers are often too busy to pay close attention and they never give these ideas a closer look. I think if we have a team that is exclusively responsible for educating nurses about EBP and to take a closer look at the policies and procedures in place it will be better for the…show more content…
Nurses need to be educated on EBP and its importance. Managers need to incite employees to be aware of EBP and take measure to improve and implement policies and procedures. Zeleníková, R., Beach, M., Ren, D., Wolff, E., & Sherwood, P. (2014). Faculty Perception of the Effectiveness of EBP Courses for Graduate Nursing Students. Worldviews On Evidence-Based Nursing, 11(6), 401. doi:10.1111/wvn.12068 Koivunen, M., Niemi, A., & Hupli, M. (2015). The use of electronic devices for communication with colleagues and other healthcare professionals - nursing professionals ' perspectives. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 71(3), 620. doi:10.1111/jan.12529 Perez, J. C. (2014). Assault and Violence Prevention and Management in In-Patient Psychiatric Units. Journal Of Nursing Practice Applications & Reviews Of Research, 4(1), 6.

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