Topic 1: Evidence-Based Change
Locate an article from a peer-reviewed nursing journal where a practice change was made based on research, preferably a change that could relate to your area of practice or organization. Note: You are seeking to find an evidence-based article that describes some change in practice that was based on research; this is all about applying research, not doing research. Thus, you are not looking for a research article, but you are looking for an article that uses evidence from research to make a change.
Topic 2: Eight Steps for Successful Change: Your Personal Example
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare
Please retrieve and read the following Journal articles. Articles can be located through a search in the CINAHL database, OVID database.
Shekelle, P. G., Woolf, S. H., Eccles, M., & Grimshaw, J. (1999). Clinical guidelines: Developing guidelines. British Medical Journal, 318(7183), 593–596.
Sandstrom, B., Borglin, G., Nilsson, R., & Willlman, A. (2011). Promoting the implementation of evidence-based practice: A literature review focusing on the role of nursing leadership. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 8(4), 212–213.
Thompson, G., N., Estabrooks, C. A., & Degner. L .F. (2006). Clarifying the concepts in knowledge transfer: A literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 53(6), 691–701.
Yip, W. K., Mordiffi, S. Z., Shen, L., Ang, E. N., Zhang, X., & Majid,S. (2013). Nurses’ perception towards evidence-based practice: A descriptive study. Singapore Nursing Journal, 40(1), 34–41.
Continuing to educate yourself is important to being an effective change-agent. Revisit the NCQA website and review the Education and Resources for Clinicians.
Review the following website that focuses on nursing-sensitive patient outcomes.