NUR 590Week 8 Assignment EBP Presentation
Develop a 10-15-slide presentation with comprehensive speaker’s notes that covers all of the major areas of your evidence-based practice proposal.
You will need to post a rough draft of your evidence-based practice presentation to the Main Forum in Topic 8 DQ 1 for peer feedback.
evidenced-based practice (EBP) is applying or translating research findings in our daily patient care practices and clinical decision-making.
EBP also involves integrating the best available evidence with clinical knowledge and expertise, while considering patients’ unique needs and personal preferences. If used consistently, optimal patient outcomes are more likely to be achieved.
Using EBP means abandoning outdated care delivery practices and choosing effective, scientifically validated methods to meet individual patient needs. Health care providers who use EBP must be skilled at discerning the value of research for their specific patient population.
How to apply EBP in clinical practice
Evaluating all of the available evidence on a subject would be a nearly impossible task. Luckily, there are a number of EBP processes that have been developed to help health care providers implement EBP in the workplace.
It’s essential to keep in mind that communication methods need to vary depending on the audience. As a result, I mixed a little humor or informal in with the formal techniques. Because of having established relationships with many of the internal team members receiving this presentation proposal, I hope adding humor helps promote participation in conversations, knowledge retention, and hopefully their buy-in. Not many questions remain right now. Through this process, I found out that my organization has many valuable templates available for nursing research presentations, specifically with poster presentations. There are many “rules” that go along with the use of the logo, like what fonts and colors can be used, making it much more formal. Personally, my preference would be for the more formal poster board presentation, but this method might not be the best fit for obtaining stakeholder buy-in for the pilot proposal.
It’s essential to keep in mind that communication methods need to vary depending on the audience. As a result, I mixed a little humor or informal in with the formal techniques. Selecting suitable graphics is challenging depending on where people will be looking at them, such as on slides on paper or a computer screen which can be pretty different from how they appear on a large screen (Tappen, 2016). Because of having established relationships with many of the internal team members receiving the presentation proposal, I hope that fitting in some humor helps promote participation in conversations, knowledge retention, and hopefully their buy-in. Not many questions remain, but I question how to quote graphics or pictures used from the internet. Through this assignment process, I found out that my organization has many valuable templates for nursing research presentations, specifically poster presentations and PowerPoints. There are many “rules” that go along with using a company logo, like what fonts and colors can be used, making it a much more formal presentation. Personally, my preference would be for the more formal poster board presentation especially when disseminating study results. Although, when proposing a change and needing stakeholder buy-in, a less formal delivery is better.
Tappen, R. M. (2016). Advanced nursing research: From theory and practice (2nd ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Establishing proper dissemination strategies within the implementation phase of the evidence-based practice (EBP) project is a key component for success. The initial strategy for disseminating EBP project proposal information include various communication technologies to be distributed across the organization. The communication technologies consist of email, intranet, integration into electronic health record, and internal social media. These communication technologies will provide on demand access to resources, information, materials, and polices. The next strategy for disseminating EBP include selecting EBP champions within each team of the organization (Evans et al., 2016). The champions will be provided the EBP information and once they have all the necessary information, they will disseminate the information to their teams. Each team champion will undergo an implementation meeting designed for their specific work area for workflow design. Once the initial implementation plan is successful, mass communication will occur to the remainder of the organization.
The most common process follows these six steps:
1. ASK a question. Is there something in your clinical setting that you are wondering about? Perhaps you wonder if a new intervention is more effective than the one currently used. Ask yourself: What works well and what could be improved? And, more importantly, WHY? Evaluate the processes and workflow that impact, or are impacted by, the identified practice gap. We’ll use a format called PICO(T) (pronounced “pee ko”). Learn more about PICOT questions in the next module.
3. APPRAISE the literature. Or, in other words, sort, read, and critique peer-reviewed literature.
4. APPLY your findings to clinical decision-making. Integrate the evidence with clinical expertise and patient preferences and values. Then make evidence-based recommendations for day-to-day practice.
5. EVALUATE your outcomes. Review data and document your approach. Be sure to include any revisions or changes. Keep close tabs on the outcomes of your intervention. Evaluate and summarize the outcome.
6. DISSEMINATE the information. Share the results of your project with others. Sharing helps promote best practices and prevent duplicative work. It also adds to the existing resources that support or oppose the practice.
Though we may learn how to apply EBP by participating in project-based work, integrating EBP in our daily practice can help us strive to achieve the best possible patient outcomes. It requires us to be thoughtful about our practice and ask the right questions.
It’s important to note that although applying evidence at the bedside can be conducted individually, working collaboratively as a team is more likely to result in lasting improvement.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references compiled from the final project should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
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