please respond to the main DQ1 and DQ2. Also respond to the peer discussions 1-6
Describe one internal and one external method for the dissemination of your EBP project results. For example, an internal method may be the hospital board, and an external method may be a professional nursing organization. Discuss why it is important to report your results to both of these groups. How will your communication strategies change for each group?
In order to evaluate an evidence-based practice project, it is important to be able to determine the effectiveness of your change. Discuss one way you will be able to evaluate whether your project made a difference in practice
Internal and external method for dissemination of an EBP project results.
An internal method is the use of hospital board. An external method is use of a professional nursing organization.A good technique must be used in order to identify the individual or organization that need to be included in the programs. In order to identify the suitable method, the following process is used. First identify the internal and external stakeholders, then assess the nature of each stakeholder’s influence and importance in the organization. Follow this by construction of a matrix that identifies stakeholder influence and importance. Finally monitor and manage stakeholder relationships.
It is important to report the results to both groups. This will enable the outcome of the research of the project to be perfect and hence more informative.
The communication strategies for each group will change. This is where a good communications strategy is helpful. An internal method is approached different with the external methods.
In the internal method, you cross all the information whereas in the external method one need to have the limit of the information you give out.
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The process of disseminating the findings of the EBP can be done using external and internal methods.Internal methods may include sharing the findings with the hospital board while the external may involve sharing information with a professional nursing firm. Dissemination of the EBP findings helps in creating awareness of what projects have been established and their success (Myers & Barnes, 2004). As such, it acts a tool for establishing a profile for the project provided to the people. It helps stakeholders to understand the processes that have been undertaken and the results obtained to allow them to take the lessons learned on board when making a decision. Decision-making process requires having a clear understanding of the program developed to ensure making an informed decision that will improve the health care outcomes of the people, the credibility and effectiveness of the health delivery system (McCormack et al., 2013).
When sharing the findings with the internal and external stakeholders different communication strategies can be utilized. For example, formal reports can be used to share information with the hospital board. The formal reports provide tailored message to board members on what has been achieved and future recommendations that can be followed to establish effective EBP projects (McCormack et al., 2013). This is because the board members are interested in making a conclusion on the effectiveness of the project in meeting its desired goals in the internal environment. On the other hand, conferences can be used to share the findings with the professional nursing firm. The conferences will help share the results obtained with a wider audience to impact the policymaking for bets practice. It will help the external parties to evaluate the outcomes and cost-effectiveness of the project that can guide the entire nursing organization in making decisions. Additionally, nursing organizations conferences provide a platform where stakeholders can share their views and identify opportunities that are provided by the EBP projects (McCormack et al., 2013).
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Dissemination of project findings, results and outcomes is highly critical in healthcare sector. It is therefore paramount for communication aspects ought to be carefully and critically evaluated to ensure that relevant information is disseminated to all pertinent stakeholders (Becker et al., 2017). In one way or another, the stakeholders contribute to the project design, development and implementation and thus have a right to be informed on the project outcomes. Result dissemination takes into account two methods; the internal and the external (Pandi-Perumal et al., 2015). The internal methods include outcome dissemination to the internal stakeholders such the healthcare leadership, the physicians, and the nursing staff. In this project of stem cell therapy, the internal stakeholders will be communicated to through presentations in a staff meeting. The hospital board will equally be communicated to through interactive board meetings and outcome presentation through projections.
During the presentations, the internal stakeholders will have an opportunity to provide insights, ask questions and even respond and discuss the projects results. Reporting to the internal stakeholders is essential for making them understand the project results, building a sense of ownership and trust, and establishing the desire to advocate and support future evidence based projects. In disseminating the results to the external groups, the American nursing organization will be the key recipient of the project outcomes following its function as a bridge between the government and the nursing practice, as can easily pass information between the government and the healthcare sector and advocate for government support in light of EBPs in healthcare practice. More so, the project will be published for everyone’s access.
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In this present era, EBP is a problem-solving approach to clinical decision-making within a health care organization. In this approach, clinicians use theory-derived, research-based knowledge to inform their decisions about care delivery. EBP considers internal and external influences on practice and encourages critical thinking in the judicious application of such evidence to the care of individual patients, or a patient population, replacing erstwhile