Post at least two dissemination strategies you would be most inclined to use and explain why
As your EBP skills grow, you may be called upon to share your expertise with others. While EBP practice is often conducted with unique outcomes in mind, EBP practitioners who share their results can both add to the general body of knowledge and serve as an advocate for the application of EBP.
In this Discussion, you will explore strategies for disseminating EBP within your organization, community, or industry.
- Review the Resources and reflect on the various strategies presented throughout the course that may be helpful in disseminating effective and widely cited EBP.
- This may include: unit-level or organizational-level presentations, poster presentations, and podium presentations at organizational, local, regional, state, and national levels, as well as publication in peer-reviewed journals.
- Reflect on which type of dissemination strategy you might use to communicate EBP.
Post at least two dissemination strategies you would be most inclined to use and explain why. Explain which dissemination strategies you would be least inclined to use and explain why. Identify at least two barriers you might encounter when using the dissemination strategies you are most inclined to use. Be specific and provide examples. Explain how you might overcome the barriers you identified.
Expert Answer and Explanation
Opportunities and Risks for Evidence Dissemination
Health care practitioners have various options when it comes to choosing a dissemination strategy for the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP), and personally, I would prefer to use the social media as well as create and distribute program materials in pamphlets. The reason for selecting the two strategies stems from their individual benefits. For instance, almost every health care practitioner has a social media account, and this strategy therefore, provides a wider reach. It also offers the advantage of portability of the information because the providers can access EBP information on their mobile communication devices (Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2018). The use of pamphlets also make it possible for the clinicians to carry the evidence, and just like the social media strategy, it provides a platform where providers can refer EBP details.
For the providers, the print media is important in the sense that it provides them with the platform where they can refer EBP ideas in case they are not sure. For this reason, I feel that the dissemination strategy in which they discuss EBP information on the local radio may present problems in the sense that it denies them the opportunity to have a solid or a tangible evidence. Another disadvantage linked to this strategy is that it makes it difficult for providers to interrogate the evidence, and this is because of the lack of the print information (Melnyk et al., 2017).
However, it is worth noting that the social media and pamphlets as the strategies for disseminating information may not be fully reliable. The social media may only work as long as one’s device has power and internet, and any interruption in the power supply and the internet can hamper the goals of dissemination. Conversely, some health care workers may find carrying the pamphlets cumbersome a challenge.
Melnyk, B. M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2018). Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: A guide to best practice (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.
Melnyk, B. M., Fineout-Overholt, E., Giggleman, M., & Choy, K. (2017). A test of the ARCC© model improves implementation of evidence-based practice, healthcare culture, and patient outcomes. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 14(1), 5–9. doi:10.1111/wvn.12188.
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