Assignment: evidence-based capstone project, part 6: disseminating

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. 

To Prepare:

  • Review the final PowerPoint presentation you submitted in Module 5, and make any necessary changes based on the feedback you have received and on lessons you have learned throughout the course. 
  • Consider the best method of disseminating the results of your presentation to an audience. 

To Complete:

Create a 5-minute, 5- to 6-slide narrated PowerPoint presentation of your Evidence-Based Project.

  • Be sure to incorporate any feedback or changes from your presentation submission in Module 5.
  • Explain how you would disseminate the results of your project to an audience. Provide a rationale for why you selected this dissemination strategy.

 

Evidence-based practice focus on essential elements that can help create a highly integrated environment where it is possible to attain better outcomes. The evidence-based practice focuses on a specific problem where the findings can be compared with other results previously obtained. Dissemination of evidence-based practice findings can be evaluated based on different settings, mainly where the practice will be applied.  The work of evidence-based practice (EBP) is a relentless process that requires practitioners to continuously provide evidence in support of their decision-making process and policy/practice changes. Healthcare workers may use the EBP model to initiate and implement policy changes which will improve patient care. During the process, practitioners must present their appeals to the lawmakers providing evidence to why should the changes happen. There are several ways of disseminating the evidence. Melnyk and Fineout-Overholt (2018) define dissemination as “the process of distributing or circulating information widely” (p. 752). 

Two dissemination strategies that I would be most inclined to use

The best dissemination strategies that I would consider include a unit-level presentation and local dissemination (Harvey & Kitson, 2015). Unit-level dissemination is only successful, especially in ensuring where the issue that has been considered help improving the underlying problem within the unit. Different units with a given setting can have a varied assessment of the operational environment. This means there is a need to take into consideration the context under which the evidence-based practice. Therefore, ensuring that the engagement is strategic help ensure that based on the results, the intervention that is put in place is unit-based (Brownson et al., 2018). Organizations strive to implement essential aspects of improving their performance. However, evidence-based practice eliminated the uncertainty risk, which is crucial in attaining better outcomes.

Local dissemination entails significant players at the local level, which is a better aspect that helps provide a strong emphasis on institutional development (Hall & Roussel, 2016).  However, it is essential to ensure that dissemination of outcomes is done in an environment where there exist resources and technical ability to attain better results. Skills and knowledge among the population are likely to be a challenge in successfully implementing the developed practice. There is a need to manage the needs of existing stakeholders, which is essential and help in organizational planning as well as service delivery. The implementation of evidence-based practice should focus on creating a profoundly transformed environment where it is easier to implement positive change. Therefore, training is crucial in empowering stakeholders on how to implement evidence-based practice (Brownson et al., 2018). 

Least Inclined Dissemination Strategies to be used

The least inclined dissemination strategies to be used in communicating EBP are poster presentations and podium presentations. The poster presentations may not give out enough information, and the presentation may not look engaging and exciting, thereby losing the aim of the presentation. The podium presentation, on the other hand, may encounter poor turnout of participants. There could be poor publicity of the presentation leading to poor attendance.

Barriers to be Encountered and Overcoming These Barriers

The barrier that could be encountered from the unit level presentation is the lack of interest from staff. An example is a resistance from staff when a change is to be implemented that they do not like or want. One way in overcoming this barrier is by getting staff involved in the presentation. For instance, making a member of staff one of the speakers at the presentation. In that way, they will be very interested in their presentation. The barrier that could be encountered in making use of peer-reviewed journals is the lack of access to the journals. An example are journals that mandates a subscription fee, which often puts off many readers. One way in overcoming this barrier is by giving such journals free access to online readers. 

References

Brownson, R. C., Colditz, G. A., & Proctor, E. K. (Eds.). (2018). Dissemination and implementation research in health: translating science to practice. Oxford University Press.

Hall, H. R., & Roussel, L. A. (Eds.). (2016). Evidence-based practice. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Harvey, G., & Kitson, A. (2015). Implementing evidence-based practice in healthcare: a facilitation guide. Routledge.

References:

Melnyk, B. M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2018). Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: A guide to best practice (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

  • Chapter 10, “The Role of Outcomes on Evidence-based Quality Improvement and enhancing and Evaluating Practice Changes” (pp. 293–312)
  • Chapter 12, “Leadership Strategies for Creating and Sustaining Evidence-based Practice Organizations” (pp. 328–343)
  • Chapter 14, “Models to Guide Implementation and Sustainability of Evidence-based Practice” (pp. 378–427)

Rubric:

Part 6: Disseminating Results

Create a 5-minute, 5- to 6-slide narrated PowerPoint presentation of your Evidence-Based Project:

·   Be sure to incorporate any feedback or changes from your presentation submission in Module 5.
·   Explain how you would disseminate the results of your project to an audience. Provide a rationale for why you selected this dissemination strategy.–

Levels of Achievement:  Excellent 81 (81%) – 90 (90%)    Good 72 (72%) – 80 (80%)    Fair 63 (63%) – 71 (71%)    Poor 0 (0%) – 62 (62%)   

Written Expression and Formatting—Paragraph Development and Organization:

Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused—neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided which delineates all required criteria.–

Levels of Achievement:  Excellent 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)    Good 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)    Fair 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)    Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (3%)   

Written Expression and Formatting—English Writing Standards:

Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation.–

Levels of Achievement:  Excellent 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)    Good 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)    Fair 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)    Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (3%) 

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