EvidenceBased Practice in Nursing
Evidence-BasedPractice in Nursing
Accordingto Levinand Feldman (2012), there are manyimplementation methods crucial for the effective implementation ofresearch evidence-based practices in clinical and administrativemedical care decision processes. Implementation plans shouldincorporate both the single practitioners and the institutionalperspective. The institutional management facilitates theimplementation of the practices via several councils and committeessuch as the Practice Committee and the Interdisciplinary EBP workgroups. Methods for enhancing the adoption of EBP should address thenature of the EBP, the mode of communication, the users of theevidence and the social systems it intends to serve.
Theaim of a safety culture in nursing is to reduce dangers likely toaffect the patients and the health providers through systemefficiency and individual performance. Errors can occur in thehealing system(Melnyk and Fineout-Overholt, 2011).To enhance safety, it is advisable to observe protocols andprocedures than to rely on memory to serve as a reminder to steps inactivities. It is important to follow the safety requirements innursing such as wearing a costume at work. Other safety promotionstrategies include training for collaboration, engaging the patientsin the care procedures, incorporation of plans for an emergency andrecovery plans if danger occurs.
Nursinginformatics is a field that has integrated nursing science, computerscience and IT to control and supply information. The privacy andsafety of patients need to be observed while transferring data intouseful knowledge(Melnyk and Fineout-Overholt, 2011).A combination of informatics and EBP leads to improved health careand may assist prior detection of health problems.
Therole of a nurse in medics is to provide health care to the patients.Nurses are trained to evaluate the conditions of a patient criticallyand make decisions on the proper strategy to apply(Levin and Feldman, 2012).Nurses should also devise effective communication strategies withvarious players in the medics, and teach their patients effectivemethods to avoid later infections with diseases. The chief nurseexecutive is entitled to medical administrative roles and is at thehighest level of the organization. A nurse manager has a duty tocontrol and organize the nurses in their work. There are many otherstakeholders in the health care system including the subordinatestaff entitled to health facility’s maintenance to enhance healthcare provision to the society.
Levin,R. and Feldman, H. (2012). TeachingEvidence-Based Practice in Nursing.New York: Springer Pub. Co.
Melnyk,B. and Fineout-Overholt, E. (2011). Evidence-basedpractice in nursing & healthcare.Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.