Every nurse, at some point, has questioned why something is done. Perhaps the procedure misuses time, is painful for the patient, or is unnecessarily unsafe for the nurse. Is this process or procedure utilized because of an outdated method or is it proven to be the best practice? Thus, every nurse, and especially nurse leaders, have the unique ability to question, research, and discover enhanced nursing processes that can improve patient and nurse outcomes alike. The purpose of this discussion board is to discuss evidence-based practice in depth, including the nurse leader’s role, strategies for implementation, forces behind change, how organizational infrastructure and culture help or hinder implementations, and finally, describe the process
Evidence based practice is using the most recent research to asses the patient and provide them with the best outcome. “The NMC’s (2015a) Code: Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour for Nurses and Midwives states that it is the responsibility of each nurse and midwife to maintain their knowledge and skills and to practice using the best available evidence.” The purpose of this paper is to mention challenges that nurses face when trying to implement EB, blah blah blah. What it is what it isn’t why it makes a difference and why its crucial.
When implementing best healthcare practices within a healthcare setting an evidence based practice approach is used. With this method we are not looking to develop new ideas we are looking for ways to improve existing practice. This is done by using the best evidence to improve patient care. The best evidence is achieved through research from various sources. These sources include: the latest scientific knowledge, best clinical practices, clinical judgement, and critical thinking. Translating the information gathered from each source into best practice is the ultimate goal of evidence based practice. With this being the bases of the approach I feel the fundamentals of evidence base practice requires sound scientific knowledge, sound clinical
Hi Kimberley, thank you for your thorough discussion of trustworthy and credible research sources. The textbook provided many useful strategies on how to locate evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and systematic reviews. I was encouraged to read some familiar names in the chapter, such as the Joanna Briggs Institute and Cochran Collaboration (Brown, 2014). You made a great point about quality care with your statement regarding nursing’s responsibility to develop best practices using the data we find. Thanks again for your thorough, insightful discussion.
Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2012). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (9th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and
Evidence based practice (EBP) is to demonstrate the best practice, which has been supported, with a clear rationale to back it up, while acknowledging the patient/clients best interest. In this professional outline it will be discussed why EBP is so important to start with student nurses career and continuing throughout the nursing career and the second main point will be on the impact it has on patient outcomes regardless of discipline. I believe if this mind set is instilled early in the nurses career the practice will evolve it a more proactive
A successful dissemination has three goals awareness, understanding, and action and specific strategies are used to reach targeted audience (Myers & Barnes, 2004). Awareness brings attention to the study or new practice to the maximum number of stakeholders. Understanding provides a rationale or purpose of the study or new practice and action demonstrates how the study was implemented and provides an evaluation report. Selecting one or more of these goals that are appropriate for the target audience will increase the likelihood that the new practice will be accepted by key stakeholders as well as influence and increase the motivation of other healthcare organizations to implement the practice (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ], 2012). This paper provides a summary of strategies to disseminate the trial results of using alcohol disinfectant caps (ADCs) to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) to key stakeholders over a 2-month period followed by dissemination to the greater nursing collective.
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After reviewing the resources in the Weekly Guide/Week 2, identify a clinical problem within the nurse’s practice setting related to patient care.
Twenty two research articles were included in the review. Questionnaires, interviews, audits and reflections where also used to collect data. Nine research studies were found related to intentional rounding. The purpose of the study was clearly stated. The purpose was to evaluate how intentional rounding affects patient outcomes. The review was completed in 2014. Some limitations where discussed they were throughout the research material. The conclusion was that patient outcomes were positive with intentional rounding and they were based off the results from the study. The study did state that they were not sure if intentional rounding was the cause of improved patient outcome or relationships that formed with the nurse and patient. The article
MotherJones is an online magazine website that features news reporting on politics, the environment, human rights and culture. Motherjones often post articles that are argumentative and are relevant to the general reader. I recently read an article titled “Black Deaths Matter”. I believe that this article should be published on MotherJones because it is a topic that is relevant to what’s going on in the world today. This article is about the lack of good policing in low income neighborhoods and how black families struggle for justice when a family member is murdered. This article is good in the culture category for MotherJones because it is a big issue in African American communities. Police Brutality and Black on Black crime have been tracing
Learning some of the many ways to validate websites has been incredibly beneficial. Such as noticing a copyright date or update of the website or article. If there’s an article that hasn’t been posted recently, with technology growing and knowledge ever expanding, is the information provided still relevant? Another technique for determining whether a website is credible or not is considering the domain and the extension in the URL. For example, if a website’s URL extension ends in .org, this tells me that the website is of an organization, that they are most likely non-profit, and therefore most likely a credible source to use. Or if the information on the websites are written poorly, such as having words spelled incorrectly or there being some grammatical errors are another way of assessing a website for credibility. Knowing this information would have been extremely helpful when I was in high school; I wish I would’ve been taught what I’m learning now back
Nursing profession is a practice that utilizes findings based on facts and/or evidence. In that, research plays a vital role in building a strong foundation to support the knowledge of nursing. In the profession of nursing field, research and/or evidence provides rationalized, cost-effective, and quality care interventions through validation (Barbara & Susan, 2014). It also assists with existing knowledge in creation of new ideas and innovations. Decisions are made based on research results. Since nursing is a practice, participation in research by nurses provide various opportunities in gaining knowledge about scientific-based evidence at an individual or organizational level. According to Barbara & Susan (2014), Evidence-based practice is
It is also important for the nurse to use evidence-based research, which this guideline does. Another nursing role would be to educate the patient about these techniques and its benefits. It would also be the responsibility of the nurse to document results in the patient chart. It is important for nurses to follow these things because it is part of the nursing process. The nursing process is important because it provides a framework for patient care and helps develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. This process allows nurses to identify potential problems, develop solutions and evaluate results. Consequences, such as disciplinary action, could arise from not following the nursing process. This is expected from a professional nurse.
Before EBP was imbedded into healthcare, nurses relied in the advice of senior nurses and what they learned through education and trial and error. Floranc enightengal ……. However, it wasn’t until the mid-1800s that evidence-based medicine had its beginnings, but did not come into play until the year of 1972. Through many years different modifications, various groups of nurses have drafted their own versions of evidence-based practice guidelines into play.