Methods of Evidence Based Practice Dissemination
Health communication mandate involves making evidence actionable, interpretable and persuasive. Evidence-based practice enables provision of quality and affordable care to the patients by employing practices that have been tested and approved(Morténius, Hildingh, & Fridlund, 2015). The goals associated with dissemination of evidence-based research in healthcare include increasing the reach to a different type of evidence(Fineout-Overholt, Gallagher-Ford, Mazurek Melnyk, & Stillwell, 2011). Additionally, dissemination also assists in increasing the motivation to reach as well as apply such information(Weng et al., 2016). Importantly, it enables an increase in the ability to use as well as to apply the evidence.
My EBP project:
- Population- patients aged 55 years and above
- Intervention – does the use of transition care programs such as Project BOOST and The Transition Care Model
- Comparison- Handover communication technique such as IPASS and SBAR
- Outcome- reduce the rate if hospital readmissions from one setting to another
- Time -within 30 days.
In my project, I would employ the use of hospital board as my internal method to disseminate my EBP. The hospital board is in charge of ensuring the smooth running of the activities within the hospital. Importantly, the board can aid in ensuring the goals of my EBP are well communicated(Morténius, Hildingh, & Fridlund, 2015). The board composed of healthcare administrators who are involved in policy formation within the hospital. The hospital board will hence enable dissemination of the needed information concerning my EBP project.
I would employ the use of nursing organization as an external approach to disseminate my project. The nursing organization has the responsibility of regulating nursing state within a given state or region(Fineout-Overholt, Gallagher-Ford, Mazurek Melnyk, & Stillwell, 2011). The group will thus enable the communication of in other healthcare settings within a given region or state to improve the patient’s outcome(Weng et al., 2016).
The tactics of dissemination of EBP may differ on each type of group employed. The tactics employed to disseminate the information internally may focus only on the internal application of the project. Additionally, the tactics employed to disseminate the information externally may differ significantly to ensure effective and efficient distribution of the project in a wider region.
Fineout-Overholt, E., Gallagher-Ford, L., Mazurek Melnyk, B., & Stillwell, S. (2011). Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step: Evaluating and Disseminating the Impact of an Evidence-Based Intervention: Show and Tell. AJN, American Journal Of Nursing, 111(7), 56-59. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.naj.0000399317.21279.47
Morténius, H., Hildingh, C., & Fridlund, B. (2015). Strategic Communication Intervention to Stimulate Interest in Research and Evidence-Based Practice: A 12-Year Follow-Up Study With Registered Nurses. Worldviews On Evidence-Based Nursing, 13(1), 42-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/wvn.12109
Weng, Y., Chen, C., Chen, K., Kuo, K., Yang, C., & Chiu, Y. (2016). Dissemination of Evidence-Based Practice to Directors of Nursing by an Outreach Campaign in Taiwan. The Journal Of Continuing Education In Nursing, 47(4), 181-188. http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20160322-08