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 Re: Topic 4 DQ 1

Why is understanding the health care system at the local level important to consider when planning an EBP implementation? Conduct research and solicit anecdotal evidence from your course preceptor that you will take into consideration for your own change project. 

 

Evidence-based practices are one of the current health practices that have improved health habits and thus improved patient outcomes. Evidence-based practices give healthcare providers high-quality service based on evidence, clinical knowledge, and patient needs. This allows patients to meet their medical preferences and improve results. Changes to evidence-based practice require critical attention through in-depth research to identify and analyze the problem in order to apply the correct evidence to clinical practice by assessing the outcome (New Horiz. 1998).

Implementing the EBP is very complex because it requires team collaboration and partnerships. Therefore, it is important to understand the system at the local level when implementing and planning EBP changes. Understanding will help you identify the availability of the teams involved in the process. Nurses, doctors and other healthcare providers need to be involved during the implementation. Understanding your local system will help you understand the people available to support your implementation and successful implementation. On the other hand, funds must be made available during the implementation of such changes. Understanding the local level allows researchers to budget appropriately and allocate the knowledge necessary for successful implementation. In addition, understanding the local system allows researchers to understand the organizational culture, develop the cultural practices of the necessary changes that fit the local system structure, and successfully implement it. In addition, understanding the local system can involve the local community, participate in the process, and know the needs that need to be included in the implementation process to ensure success. Above all, leadership is very important in making and implementing changes. Understanding the local level makes it easier for managers to join the system and implement successfully.
Evidence-based practice is one of the biggest changes in health care as it improves quality of service and patient outcomes e. Understanding the local level during implementation can improve leadership, resource mobilization, cultural respect and successful change   (J Nurs Scholarsh. 2001).

Using 200-300 words APA format with at least two references. Sources must be published within the last 5 years. There should be a mix between research and your reflections. Add critical thinking in the posts along with research. Apply the material in a substantial way.