goal of EBP

Introduction

The ultimate goal of EBP is to create a culture of evidence in an organization or practice setting. This assignment enables you to finalize the steps of the EBP process in relation to a health care challenge and to incorporate the importance of interprofessional communication and collaboration to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance the health of populations.

Instructions

Write a paper in which you complete the steps of the EBP process and promote a culture of evidence.

Paper Format and Length

Format your paper using APA style.

  • Use the APA Style Paper Template [DOCX]. An APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX] is also provided to help you in writing and formatting your paper. Be sure to include:
    • Title page and references page. An abstract is not required.
    • A running head on all pages.
    • Appropriate section headings.
  • Your paper should be 4–6 pages in length, not including the title page and references page.
Assignment Grading

The following requirements correspond to the scoring guide criteria, so be sure to address each point. Read the performance-level descriptions in the scoring guide for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed.

  • Analyze the outcomes of an evidence-based intervention (step 5 in the EBP process).
    • Restate the PICO(T) question from your Week 5 assignment, and provide a transition to Step 5 of the EBP process, after an evidence-based intervention was implemented and data related to the outcomes have been gathered.
    • Review the information provided in the Vila Health: Creating a Culture of Evidence multimedia simulation, showing results from 2020 (after the intervention) compared to baseline data from 2018 and 2019 (before the intervention).
    • Analyze both qualitative and quantitative outcomes.
  • Develop a continuing evaluation plan in relation to the outcomes from an evidence-based intervention (still part of Step 5 of the EBP process).
    • Discuss additional data that needs to be collected and methods for doing so.
      • Was the data collected sufficient to show whether the intervention was successful?
      • When, and how often, should the same or other data be collected to continue evaluating the intervention?
      • Justify your conclusions and recommendations.
  • Recommend strategies to disseminate outcomes and sustain the evidence-based practice improvements through collaboration with professionals in health care and other fields (Step 6 in the EBP process).
    • Strategies could include how to teach providers or staff about EBP, how to facilitate changes in attitudes and behaviors, and how to lead change.
    • Make recommendations about how the organization can create a culture of evidence.
    • What evidence do you have to support your recommendations?
  • Organize your writing so ideas flow logically, with smooth transitions.
  • Apply selected resources to improve your writing skills.
    • Include an appendix after your reference page in which you identify writing improvement tools or resources you’ve used, based upon feedback received during the course from Smarthinking and your instructor.
    • Include evidence of the use of such tools as the Personal Writing Assessment, MEAL plan, outlining, reverse outlining, and (or) other resources explaining the appropriate use of evidence.
    • Explain how you used these tools or resources to improve your writing for this assignment.