Ways to disseminate effective and widely cited EBP.
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 Paper, you will explore strategies for disseminating EBP within your organization, community, or industry.
Ways to Disseminate Effective and Widely Cited EBP
According to the Advancing Research and Clinical Practice through Close Collaboration (ARCC) model, the guidelines for ensuring constant provision of evidence-based care have been highlighted. They include the use of Evidence-based Practice (EBP) mentors who will lead organizational change and ensure an effective implementation process. To effectively disseminate EBP information, the best strategies will feature the use of organization-level presentations and the publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Dissemination Strategies Most Likely to be used
The organization-level presentations take place within the healthcare institution. It targets the clinicians and the management with the proposed EBP that should be implemented. It is a highly effective strategy since it relies on verbal explanations of the EBP (Boyken et al., 2015). The audience will be able to form an opinion of the speaker within the first few seconds of the presentation. That is because of gestures, movement, dressing and grooming, stance, and even eye contact. Therefore, as the speaker, it is possible to use these factors to encourage the audience to accept and agree to implement the EBP. Through high levels of expertise and enthusiasm, it will be possible to approach the management and clinicians and strategically present the EBP findings.
With this strategy, the introduction can be presented in a confident manner, whereby the main points can be emphasised. The same could not be possible if the findings were being presented in forms that cannot be manipulated during presentation (Mainous, 2018). Attention grabbers can be included during the process thereby ensuring that all the content of the EBP have been heard and understood. The experience of presenting the EBP findings through an organization-level presentation can be not only productive but also enjoyable (Heerman et al., 2020). The presence of the spoken word makes this strategy the most effective option to use. This is because the target audience will be able to hear and see what the plan is all about, and what can be done to make it a success. The background of the presentation can be animated to suit interesting images that the target audience will be able to relate to immediately.
Publication in Peer-Review Journals
By having the findings presented in a publication in peer-review journals, various benefits can be enjoyed. Before the EBP findings can be presented to the target audience, it will be possible to present the same to colleagues so that they may review it (Carter, 2017). This step is important because the colleagues will ensure that any uncovered questions are addressed. Additionally, any areas which appear unclear will be highlighted for correction within the shortest time possible.
Publications tend to present an abstract for the entire EBP finding. It features important areas that must not be skipped by the audience. That is why it is also an important consideration as it will ensure that the essential parts are read and understood. If the target audience does not have enough time for the whole project findings, the abstract will act as a summary to the process (Carter, 2017). The publication is also important since it ensures that reasons behind the research, and how to go about the process are indicated. Therefore, if the target audience needs to verify the findings, a similar research can be conducted and similar results will be attained.
Dissemination Strategies Least Likely to be used
Presenting EBP findings through the Web is the least likely to be used alternative. That is because the web has a number of websites, some of which present falsified information (Mainous, 2018). Hence, when the target audience are looking for quality articles to be used, those provided in the web will be dismissed as a source that is not credible. Additionally, professionals tend to use credible databases for the retrieval of files and data. They will be less likely to use the web to gain access to the content that they need.
This option will also be less likely to be used considered its nature. Posters are not considered to be professional documents (Boyken et al., 2015). They limit the amount of information that should be shared, thereby leading to ineffective dissemination of EBP findings.
Barriers to Effective Dissemination of EBP Findings
When using the recommended dissemination strategies above, some barriers may be encountered. First, the organization level presentation features a face to face meeting that may require so much time. The target audience may not be willing to spend a lot of time on recommendations. To overcome this barrier, at the start of the presentation, an attention grabber will be used to ensure that the target audience understands why the content is important and worth spending time on (Heerman et al., 2020). Second, when using publications, a barrier may be experienced since not all articles are accepted in peer-review journals. Certain criteria in relation to content, structure, and quality must be met. To overcome this barrier, the criteria set for articles that are worthy to be published must be followed when preparing the EBP article.
When conducting EBP, dissemination of the findings is a crucial step in ensuring that they are effectively accommodated and implemented within an organization. Therefore, the dissemination strategies used should work to ensure that the findings are clarified, and that the barriers to the implementation of EBP in the organization are addressed.
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Mainous, A. (2018). Perspectives in Primary Care: Disseminating Scientific Findings in an Era of Fake News and Science Denial. The Annals of Family Medicine, 16(6), 490-491. https://doi.org/10.1370/afm.2311