Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare Introduction Evidence-based health care refers to the careful and thoughtful decision-making that happens during patient care, which is greatly influenced by valid and clinically relevant research, to provide quality patient care and improve patient outcomes (Broom and Adams, 2012). As such, the main aim of the evidence-based health care is to help healthcare providers make choices that best affect individual patients, of which they have to base their judgment on current and valid information. Evidence-based practice is a process that necessitates practitioners to examine the patient, come up with a clinical query, carry out a research pertaining the question, and attain supportive evidence.
Activities Activities will be designed to improve knowledge, competence, performance, and, ultimately, patient outcomes with innovative and effective learning formats that may include live activities such as regularly scheduled series, courses, conferences, and research symposia; and performance improvement curriculum. We encourage innovative use of new technologies and approaches. The medical education program seeks to provide continuing medical education activities free of commercial bias and with transparent disclosure of any potential conflicts of interest. Desired Results We expect our educational activities and CME learners to improve the care delivered by HPMG clinicians in the following ways: 1) develop skilled physician educators and leaders with implementation of meaningful and sustainable practice change, where appropriate; 2) Improve process of care by increasing medical knowledge and competence in ability to apply knowledge, skills and judgment; 3) practice effective and compassionate physician-patient communication; and 4) optimize health outcomes and increase consistency of care delivery across
Population-based care is the art of connecting individuals with needed health related services that will improve their health and well-being. Care coordination is an important part of population based care. According to Lamb, it is a process that occurs between patients, families and members of the health care team to organize care and assure that everyone and every service is aligned and working toward the same goals (2014). Furthermore, it helps to ensure that the patient’s needs and preferences for health services are met. Care coordination also involves communication, mobilization of appropriate people and resources (Lamb, 2014).
Dr. Song, Clinical Decision Support has been defined as a “process for enhancing health-related decisions and actions with pertinent, organized clinical knowledge and patient information to improve healthcare, as well as, healthcare delivery (Campbell & CPHIMS, 2013). Clinical Decision-supporting tools are utilized to manage and support patient care. Healthcare information systems and information-retrieval systems are tools that manage information. There are various programs that provide custom tailored assessments or advice based on sets of patient specific data (Musen, Middleton, & Greenes, 2014, p. 701). Decision tools may follow simple logics (such as algorithms), may be based on decision theory, cost benefit analysis, or may use numerical approaches only as an adjunct to symbolic problem solving (Musen, Middleton, & Greenes, 2014, p. 701).
The Nursing and Midwifery Council Code (2015) is to always provide the best possible service related to the best available evidence that is also in line with the patient’s preferences. It’s important to use evidence based practices in nursing because it creates solutions to the patient’s needs, it improves the overall care of the patients, reduces harm and helps support nurse’s actions and clinical judgments. Sackett (2000) says that evidence based practice is looking at the best evidence along with using your clinic expertise in helping you to make a decision about the patient’s individuals care. Outline the process undertaken when searching for credible and relevant evidence to support Part 2 of the workbook. (Justify and support answers with credible and relevant evidence whilst adhering to UWS referencing guidance).
Teamwork is an essential way healthcare professionals collaborate to provide integrate care that meet their patients needs and improved patient outcomes in aiming to achieve common goal (Leathard 2003). This instigate the NHS ΙΙΙ (2010) to identify collaborative working as part of the fifteen leadership quality that benefits the delivery of measurable and radical health improvement in a complex and changing health and social care organisation. This effective collaboration promotes the sharing of information in an suitable manner and prioritise limited resources, as well as support and integrated care (NHS ΙΙΙ 2010). For example, team collaboration will benefit the innovation by sharing information that will educate staff members about change
According to Shilton’s Advocacy Model, it is important to identify the evidence sources that will support the model and ensure that it remains on course to achieving the objectives. In health care advocacy, lobbying is one of the strategies applied in supporting the sources of information for a strategy (Hansen-Turtonet et al., 2010). As a result, some of the sources of information that will apply in the strategy include the government websites that list the importance of nurse-managed health centers and why they need community support. In using the lobbying method to advocate for the support of the nurse-managed health centers, we will enforce the message to all the stakeholders and the community in
A Community Health Needs Health (CHNA) is a process designed to identify health issues within a community, recognize the neediest, ensure the accessibility of health care resources, and ensure the good use of those resources. The ultimate goal of a community health needs assessment is to promote community healthcare by identifying and prioritizing health needs, knowing the available resources, and proposing an adequate action plan to address needs (Pennel, McLeroy, Burdine, Matarrita-Cascante, 2015). However, the assessment method is different form one researcher to another. In fact the best community health needs assessment approach remains unknown (Becker, 2015). However, there are many critics among the scientific community on the quality of some approaches.
“Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the integration of patient preferences and values, clinical expertise, and rigorous research to make decisions that lead to improved outcomes for patients and families” (Melnyk and Fineout-Overholt, 2015, p. 171). The need for evidence based practice will help ensure the patient will receive the highest level of quality of care. Each member of the health care team, work together with the common goal of identifying the needs of the patient and offering the most safe, efficient, and effective care. Patient and family centeredness is one of the values identified with the decisions that are being made on the behalf of the patient with evidence based practice (Melnyk and Fineout-Overholt, 2015, p. 176). By focusing
In our proposed system, besides basic patient demographics, pre-existing comorbidity data, and medication usage, we will emulate more event categories such as nurse-verified chart events, laboratory tests, and fluid balance records etc. to better assist ICU clinicians in making critical decisions. We are using these event based categories from the MIMIC-II data. Generally, event based categories are also includes the event duration. Since, for making critical decisions these events based categories with event duration are more helpful.
NUR-342 written assignment Need for Change meets the criteria of Outcome 2, because the interventions developed focused on how to meet the patient’s treatment goals. As well as strategies to incorporate multiple healthcare disciplines in the development of a treatment plan. This assignment addressed the need to consider the long-term impact of treatment interventions. NUR 443 PLEET form meets the outcome for knowledge of human diversity because it is a summary of my experiences in the practice-learning environment (PLE). The PLE highlighted the creation and implementation of education strategies for a diverse population.