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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 mentor that you will take into consideration for your own change project.
When planning an EBP project one must consider the health care system where they want it to be implemented. For example, what kind of resources will be available and is the health care system ready to implement a new EBP project. Looking within the local level helps to identify needs that will benefit the patients the healthcare system supports. EBP can address problems identified to the local health care system and will use current clinician’s expertise and will take into account patients values and preferences (Bardsley, Eich, Esche, Kropkowski, McLaughlin, Risch & Warren, 2016). On the local level, some health care systems do not have librarians to help RN’s with research for EBP, so this is a major consideration. One must also when considering this is the education of the nurses to be able to understand and implement the research to make it into practice. At my local facility, we are a magnet hospital and have access to a librarian both at my facility and at the school of nursing. My mentor is very supportive of the project I am taking on and is helping me with getting in touch with the resources available to help make it happen as well as helping me with access to nursing that will help me implement my project.
Bardsley, J., Eich, J., Esche, C., Kropkowski, L., McLaughlin, M., Risch, S. & Warren, J. (2016). The Strengths and Challenges of Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Health Care Systems. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 13(1), 15-24. Retrieved October 16, 2018, from http://eds.b.ebscohost.com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=2&sid=90c9baf6-84e2-4388-846f-c4e16ae05b7d%40pdc-v-sessmgr05