Expansion of the Evidence-Based Practices in Care Delivery

Nurses have the obligation to offer the best healthcare services. One of the key aspects of the job is the dynamic environment that nurses have to cope with on a daily basis. The paper would discuss how the nurses can deliver quality services through the expansion of the Evidence-Based Practices.

Definition

When it comes to the Evidence-Based Practices, nurses have to apply the critically appraised methods and scientifically proven evidence. It enables them to provide quality healthcare to a particular population. Nurses have to do their best to provide the best health care services to their clients. It is this reason that encourages them to adopt the Evidence-Based Practices as one of the most advanced ways of dealing with the health care consumers.

Time Management

One of the major challenges is the lack of time. Nurses have a job that is characteristic of the provision of instant delivery of health care services. Sometimes the health care consumer has very little time to survive from the ailment. The sickness may be one of the new discoveries by the scientists. The nurses may not have enough time to go and read before attending to the patient. The kind of work they sometimes do would not allow them to spend some time reading (Theofanidis, 2015).

To solve this problem, the nurses can come up with a new way of working together (Ciliska, 2006). They can work in shifts at the workplace while giving each other enough time to study within the institution’s premises. They can demand, through their nursing unions, that the health care institutions provide other rooms for research and development within the hospital precincts. The rooms can become important places for reading and analyzing the reports. By doing this, they can expand the Evidence-Based Practices to continue gaining importance in the world.

Understanding Statistical Terms and Literature Jargons

The nurses may also have the problem of understanding statistical terms. It is in the public domain that the scientists sometimes and even most of the times use terms that people cannot understand. After research, they give their statistics for people to use. The Nursing councils and unions need to form a team of experts who can be joining the scientists to work together in simplifying the information for easier and quicker clarification (Brown, 2006). Before publishing the report, the simplified version can be part of it after every statistical observation.

Another challenge is the literature jargon in the research articles. Apart from the statistical evidence, the researchers normally employ the scientific language in their analysis and observations (Miller, 2013). It may even discourage the nurses from accessing the very important information. The nurses have to come up with Nurse’s Dictionary that explains all the nursing and scientific terms that would be very difficult to grasp.

The literature searching also proves to be one of the areas that they have to work on to improve. They would have to familiarize themselves with Boolean and proximity operators. Nurses need to expand their skills in research and Information Communication and Technology (Miller, 2013). They would be very helpful for the expansion of the Evidence-Based Practices. The improvement in the area of literature searching and understanding evidence would enhance their services to their clients.

Attitude

Nurses need to have a positive attitude towards the Evidence-Based Practices at their workplaces. It may not be as they would expect it to be right now. But they can make it adorable for their colleagues and the health consumers (Ciliska, 2006). They also need to share the information willingly so that they can improve their skills. It is with this view in mind that they can improve the pace at which this approach can gain acceptance and implementation.

Unity of Purpose

There is also concern about the enormous amount of health care literature. It becomes cumbersome and difficult to keep the current information. If a nurse has to spend about twenty hours of reading these volumes so that he or she is up to date, then it becomes a challenge (Theofanidis, 2015). The researchers need to consult with the nursing unions. It is true that one cannot stop people from advancing in technology through research (Brown, 2006). But the organization among the researchers and the nurses can bring together a good summary of all their work. Rather than publishing so many books and literature, they can come up with a summarized report. They also need to have some audio reports that are brief and to the point.

Conclusion

The nurses have to work on the individual factors and workplace structure so that the two entities do not work in conflict with each other. The nurses also do not have autonomy to change the working practice. They have to work by uniting to convince the healthcare management about their contribution as health care providers. They need to be partners in the healthcare sector. By working together, they can expand the usage of the Evidence-Based Practices.

References

Brown, B. (2006). Evidence-based practice. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 30(3), 189-190. Web.

Ciliska, D. (2006). Evidence-based nursing: how far have we come? What’s next?Evidence-Based Nursing, 9(2), 38-40. Web.

Miller, E. (2013). Translating evidence into practice: Next steps. Rehabilitation Nursing38(3), 113-114. Web.

Theofanidis, D. (2015). Evidence based practice and evidence based nursing education. Journal of Nursing & Care, 04(04). Web.