The dissemination of EBP results serves multiple important roles. Sharing results makes the case for your decisions. It also adds to the body of knowledge, which creates opportunities for future practitioners. By presenting results, you also become an advocate for EBP, creating a culture within your organization or beyond that informs, educates, and promotes the effective use of EBP.
Create a 5-minute, 5- to 6-slide narrated PowerPoint presentation of your Evidence-Based Project.
ESSENTIALS OF EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE
October 29, 2019
Evidence-based practice is an important function in improvement of critical care in the nursing practice, and it also promotes the quality care of patients.
Implementing EBH into an organization’s culture enhances patient outcomes and provides healthcare satisfaction. EBP not only improves healthcare satisfaction but also helps an organization gain high reliability from its consumers.
Also, EBP reduces costs as well as the risk of harm, considering that EBP reduces unnecessary tests and even procedures.
Evidence-Based Practice can be described as a problem-solving approach that works towards delivering a healthcare culture that practices the best available clinician practice, evidence as well as patient’s preferences and values (Sehulster & Chinn, 2013).
Controlling infections is one of the major problems faced by public healthcare centers, and it has a major impact on mortality, morbidity as well as the quality of life.
Nurses play a vital role in preventing illnesses before they occur through adhering to EBP infection control practices.
Their roles include keeping the healthcare environment disco-terminated or rather clean, having protective clothing, practicing the right-hand washing procedures as well as using barrier precautions.
Infections within a hospital setting can be transmitted using various channels, including dirty hands and medical devices.
A healthcare facility should commit fully to staff education and analyze the methods of delivery.
Also, a hospital should make sure that all the healthcare workers, especially those that have direct contact with the patient, have continuous training about the importance of hand hygiene (Sehulster & Chinn, 2013).
The staff methods should also be educated on how hand hygiene should be done, the right techniques, for instance, using alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Medical devices such as glucose monitors and thermometers and any other device that comes directly in contact with a patient should be disinfected before being used by another patient.
With the above prevention strategies, it is possible to control and prevent infection in a hospital.
Despite that, healthcare givers are always busy with the many responsibilities they have inline; time taken to control infection is worth all the efforts.
Hospital-acquired infection is the last thing a patient wants when reporting to a healthcare center for treatment (Ward, 2016).
Controlling and preventing infections requires a coordination of all infection controls as well as prevention program functions.
Infection control in hospitals requires the staff members to observe hygiene and following precautions, and that will reduce the risks of infections in a hospital effectively.
Also, environmental factors and architectural outlines should be emphasized.
Ward, D. (2016). Implementing evidence-based practice in infection control. British journal of nursing, 9 5, 267-71.
Sehulster, L.M., & Chinn, R.Y. (2013). Guidelines for environmental infection control in health-care facilities. Recommendations of CDC and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). MMWR. Recommendations and reports: Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Recommendations and reports, 52 RR-10, 1-42.