Evidence Based Practice

Evidence Based Practice

EvidenceBased Practice

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EvidenceBased Practice

Evidence-basedpractice’s (EBP) has been defined as an incorporation of the bestresearch evidence with clinical expertise and the value of patients.Its impact has been echoed all through nursing practice and itseducation. EBP has acted as a platform where nursing contributionsthat have been made to fully deliver the promise of new initiativesand development of nursing. EBP has mostly been fuelled by theskyrocketing professional and public demand for transparency inquality improvement and safety, health care (Knehans &amp Schirm,2015).

Withreference to my workplace, policies, procedures, clinical pathways,as well as the documentation systems, support the evidence-basedpractice. This has been made possible with continual modifications,in order to accommodate and support variations in practice which hasbeen positively received by the clients’. Documentation systemsthat do not support change have been ridden since they thwart change.Leadership support is another way in which EBP is being fostered atmy workplace. Necessary resources and time to fulfill anyresponsibility assigned to the staff has been allocated by themanagement. Moreover, their support is evident in the organizationalmission created and the strategic plan since it incorporates EBP.Clients’ expectations are explicitly stated as well (Miller, Ward &ampYoung, 2010).

Additionally,EBP has been applied in my workplace is via revision of professionalroles. Healthcare professionals (nurses and pharmacists) have seentheir roles expanded. This has seen improvement in processes of careand patient outcomes as well particularly patients with prevalentchronic diseases. Additionally, the move has resulted into financialgains due to effective financial management (Knehans &amp Schirm,2015). Lastly, quality management is also a way in which EBP is beingapplied in my workplace. This is whereby the organizationalinterventions are tailored to overcome barriers of change. Weidentify the behaviors (e.g. Duplication of roles) that need to beshed and redesign them. This has been appreciated highly by ourclients since it eliminates confusion.

References

Knehans,A., &amp Schirm, V. (2015). Partnering to Promote Evidence-BasedPractice by Implementing Nursing Reference Center at the Point ofCare.&nbspJournalOf Hospital Librarianship,&nbsp15(2), 151-160.

Miller,L. L., Ward, D., &amp Young, H. M. (2010). Evidence-Based Practicesin Nursing.&nbspGenerations,&nbsp34(1), 72-77.