Evidence based practice.

  1. Have a question, trying to figure out what examples to try to put with these two subjects for a power point

    Two implications for nursing:
    was thinking infection control and sentinel events

    Four professional Implications:
    Though I am not sure what examples may be part of this portion which I am stuck on.
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  3. by   meanmaryjean
    Well, not knowing your topic, it is impossible to say.
  4. by   Brisingr22
    Sorry about that, the topic is Evidence based practice.
  5. by   203bravo
    just EBP in general or a specific practice? either way I did a quick and very basic google search and found several helpful sources and ideas.

    "The advantages of evidence-based practice include better patient outcomes, increased patient safety and improved quality of life. In the past, patients simply received healthcare. Today, patients are healthcare consumers. They demand improved treatments and increased safety. EBP strives to standardize practices, which can deliver more predictable outcomes.

    The systematic approach of this type of practice and research can result in treatments with improved chances of success. The basis of this practice lies in research that provides reliable information about treatments. Analyzing this information in light of a patient’s situation can determine the likelihood of a positive result. Evidence-based practice's patient-centered philosophy addresses the needs of the patient with the goal of more efficient, effective treatment.

    Other benefits of EBP include decreased healthcare costs and reduced medical complications across a variety of clinical specialties. Evidence-based practice has even spread beyond medicine and nursing to psychology, education and other disciplines.

    After the IOM identified problems in healthcare and patient results, the organization created a lofty goal: it recommends that by 2020 evidence should determine 90 percent of patient decisions. This recommendation illustrates the IOM's belief in the value and patient-focused benefits of evidence-based practice."

    Crabtree, E., Brennan, E., Davis, A., & Coyle, A. (2016). Improving Patient Care Through Nursing Engagement in Evidence-Based Practice. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 13(2), 172-175. doi:10.1111/wvn.12126
  6. by   Brisingr22
    Thanks, so would the professional implications be related to the reduced health care cost and reduced medical complications?

    Because I know it goes through a range of other professions from research, to teaching, to the military.
  7. by   Katillac
    Think about what it would mean as a professional to implement, as the above comment suggests, an exclusively evidenced based nursing practice by 2020. Wouldn't nurses need to be trained and periodically retrained on what the research suggests is best practice? Wouldn't the culture of many practice settings need to move away from "We'll just keep doing XXX because we've always done it?" Wouldn't a nurse face ethical dilemmas because the evidence based intervention may not be available due to cost, culture, or many other reasons? Those are some of the professional implications I think of when considering an EBP.

    Also, Google Scholar
    Last edit by Katillac on May 27 : Reason: Wonky formatting
  8. by   Brisingr22
    Thanks Katillac for clearing that portion up for me and giving a few examples.