Developing a Culture of Evidence-Based Practice
The dissemination of evidence-based practice (EBP) findings entails the targeted circulation of information regarding current effective interventions to a particular clinical practice or public health audience (Flores et al., 2019). The primary goal of the dissemination process is to increase and extend the spread of knowledge regarding the proposed evidence-based intervention, intending to promote a culture of readiness and appropriate application of the new practice in enhancing patient outcomes. The purpose of this discussion is to demonstrate the most effective dissemination strategies for promoting my capstone project in addition to their potential barriers and how to overcome them.
Most Applicable Dissemination Strategies to my Project
Effective dissemination of my EBP will be characterized by positive engagement of my target audience to promote understanding, awareness, and motivation to implement the change in the workplace. To ensure that this is achieved, the most applicable dissemination strategies would be developing a brief project summary and distributing it through newsletters and blogs where healthcare workers look for updated information (Shelton et al., 2018). Newsletters and blogs are effective ways of promoting internal dissemination, as they are easily accessible to the target audience. The use of journal clubs to promote one on one discussions with the target audience regarding the EBP results is also effective as it promotes great understanding and direct feedback from the audience.
Least Applicable Dissemination Strategies to my Project
EBP dissemination strategies can also take the form of posters and podium presentations, especially when targeting an external audience. Despite the two approaches being more involving, they are cumbersome and time-consuming associated with organizing the location of the podium presentation (Mahama et a., 2018). The use of posters is also inappropriate as corrections or adjustments cannot be made once the poster has been printed.
Dissemination of EBP through newsletters and blogs can be very challenging at times. For instance, with the use of newsletters, potential barriers include having an overwhelming amount of evidence or having contradictory findings from the research (Zhu et al., 2018). The use of blogs may face the same challenges in addition to lacking appropriate blogging skills to gain and maintain the attention of the target audience, without getting off-topic. Additional barriers include a lack of a plan and inadequate resources.
The above-mentioned barriers might seem overwhelming; however, the current entire healthcare system is becoming evidence-based, and all professional organizations, insurers, accrediting bodies, and third-party players need nurses to utilize evidence in supporting their decision-making and clinical practice (Tucker & Gallagher-Ford, 2019). As such, it is crucial to overcome these challenges for the successful dissemination of EBP. Such mitigating strategies include having a well-outlined plan regarding the information to be disseminated in the most appropriate format, before deciding on which strategies to use. With blogging, it is crucial to first acquire appropriate blogging skills to promote effective dissemination of information. Finally making sure that all the required resources are available before initiating the dissemination process is crucial to ensure that the intended goal is achieved.
To promote the quality and safety of care provided, clinicians are currently obliged to use evidence in supporting their decision-making in clinical practice. adoption of effective dissemination strategies such as the use of newsletters and posters is crucial to promote appropriate understanding and application of evidence-based intervention into clinical practice.
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