Why do nurses struggle to implement EBP?
Complete your Week 1 discussion prompt.
· Find a recent (within 5 years) article online that addresses the
question, “Why do nurses struggle to implement evidence-based
· After reading the article, reflect on your experiences with
evidence-based care. What barriers have you seen prevent nurses
from implementing evidence-based practices? What strategies
have been effective in removing those barriers?
· Post a link to the article or a pdf of the article with your response.
Reply 1 Pedro Perez
Evidence-based practice is now widely recognized as the key to
improving healthcare quality and patient outcomes. Nurses
provide personal care and treatment, work with families and
communities, and play a central part in public health and
controlling disease and infection. The World Health Organization
has recognized the roles of nurses. Community nurses (CNs)
combine nursing, public health, and some phases of social
assistance, and they function as a part of the entire public health
programs. CNs can provide health care services, contributing to
disease and injury prevention, disability alleviation, and health
promotion. CNs generally face more independent work in the
Why do nurses struggle to
varied and dynamic community when there is no medical
diagnosis or treatment provided by physicians for either patients
or family. Therefore, they have to think critically, analyze complex
situations, perform health assessments, and make decisions.
However, CNs do not always make decisions based on up-to-date,
high-quality evidence, but on experiences. As a nurse, I do not find
it challenging to provide EBP, primarily because I work in a PostOp unit, and treatment for the patients continues to be the same.
Some nurses might find it challenging to provide EBP because of
their units. Many facilities have limited resources because of
budget. For example, we use Mosbys at my job whenever we have
to research a procedure or a medical disorder