Approach to Disseminating Results and Its Effect on the Promotion of EBP
I think that the best strategy for disseminating the results of my practice change project would be to summarize its major achievements and findings in a progress report for the organization leadership. This method would allow me to directly engage with a major group of stakeholders for the project, deliver the information relevant to the operation of my organization to them and create a quick and understandable summary for people (“Communication and Dissemination Strategies,” 2012).
Creating supplementary materials such as pamphlets or flyers might also be incorporated into the process, but it can be both time and resource consuming. Publishing the project online or reporting on it outside of the organization would be mostly unnecessary, thus such approaches are better avoided. The chosen method would be effective in engaging the stakeholders of change, as members of the healthcare organization would be the main audience of my report. In regards to teaching evidence-based practice, I feel that this approach will also be more suitable. By presenting the evidence-based data I have assembled, and effectively promoting the use of modern medical research in enacting change, I can use the force of personal example to enforce positive development.
Keeping the Spirit of Inquiry Alive
I want to promote better spirit of inquiry in my organization by continuously presenting my findings and opening new potential pathways of integrating research into active use. Keeping the spirit of inquiry alive in the staff of a medical organization is extremely important, as it allows them to constantly engage in step-by-step improvement and incorporate new approaches into active practice (Melnyk et al., 2009).
The medical staff must always be on the lookout for better, more advanced, and safe ways of practicing their craft, and the use of EBP is focused on precisely that. I feel that by setting a personal example, I will be able to enact gradual and lasting change, one that which will impact both the patient body and the stakeholders in the healthcare industry. The effective and persistent advocacy can show results, set an example for the other staff, and provide feasible improvements to the quality of medical practice.
Mentor for EBP
Some of the current research studies suggest that the use of EBP mentors in an active hospital environment may be a good solution to promoting the use of evidence-based approaches into active practice. The appointment and active use of mentors can be beneficial to promote general awareness of EBP among the medical staff, encourage its utilization, and provide a stable framework for engaging with this concept. A paper on the subject has shown that the use of EBP mentors has measurably increased nurses’ level of awareness, knowledge, and skill level during the time of research (Spiva et al., 2017).
Using a formalized structure of engaging with mentors has allowed the regular hospital staff become more likely to engage in evidence-based practice and utilize it more frequently. While more research needs to be made into the different specific ways of implementing such additions to the medical organization’s operation, the overall benefits of mentors cannot be overlooked. They can provide the necessary encouragement, insight, and frameworks for the rest of the staff, making them more comfortable with, and more likely to, engage in EBP.
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Melnyk, B. M., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S. B., & Williamson, K. M. (2009). Evidence-Based Practice: Step by Step: Igniting a Spirit of Inquiry. American Journal of Nursing, 109(11), 49–52. Web.
Spiva, L. A., Hart, P. L., Patrick, S., Waggoner, J., Jackson, C., & Threatt, J. L. (2017). Effectiveness of an Evidence-Based Practice Nurse Mentor Training Program. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 14(3), 183–191. Web.