advance nursing discussion reply week 10 1

please reply to the following post with 120 words and one reference

Shannon Del Orbe Been

Discuss a barrier to evidence-based practice in your clinical area and a strategy to prevent it?

As an oncological specialty nurse, one of the most noticeable barriers we face when implementing evidence-based practice is lack of knowledge. As medicine evolves researched data is updated many of these break throughs in medicine requires systemic changes. Some of the changes are focused on improving protocols or increases one’s knowledge on the different types of chemotherapies and leukemic changes as it relates to our patient population. Nurses are the largest group of healthcare providers globally and therefore have a key role in ensuring the promotion and delivery of quality healthcare and services.

EBP can lead to enhanced quality of patient care, reduced costs, improved patient and family satisfaction, individual and professional development of nurses, enhanced organizational performance and changed outcomes. It’s important as an oncology nurse to keep up with all educational and teaching course related to the changes in chemotherapies and treatment options. Overcoming barriers related to knowledge is one of the key successors for this specialty. Patients who receive care based on scientific evidence have better outcomes, but research continues to report numerous barriers to implementing evidence-based nursing practice in the clinical arena. Overcoming all barriers that affect patient care is key for maintaining quality and managing the organizational needs for achieving optimal health.


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