The integration of evidence-based practice continues to advance, and disseminating its results remains the priority. It is due to the fact that through efficacious dissemination, obtained knowledge is shared, greater application of EBP is enhanced and further innovation is encouraged. Productive dissemination effectively engages the targeted audience and gives them the understanding and motivation for the practice to be implemented in the workplace. In terms of the methods of communicating information, different methods target different audiences and employ different strategies.
When it comes to the findings of the nurse-to-patient ratio proposal, it has been estimated that the increase in the number of health workers successfully impacts the rate of responses for patients in critical conditions. Therefore, according to McNett et al. (2021), it reduces the risks of adverse consequences for patients admitted to hospitals. It is expected that the concrete conclusions provided by the study are useful in addressing how the staffing of nurses is organized in a given healthcare setting.
The choice of a communication method depends on to whom information is delivered. The internal method is the one utilized for the audience of a specific healthcare setting, who tend to be interested in concrete evidence fitting into a concrete context. Moreover, they care about the implications of the adoption of change for various facets, such as policy, funding, staffing, and care quality. A hospital board can be used to disseminate the EBP outcomes to them. It is usually comprised of all the establishment’s employees involved in patient care who could provide their feedback and ask questions, facilitating clarifying any ambiguities that might arise.
The external method is applied for disseminating the project results among larger audiences of nurses and other professionals. It could be done by using the conferences organized by professional healthcare organizations as platforms for disseminating the EBP outcomes and the necessity of widespread change according to them. Though face-to-face communication is to be resorted to, as in the case of the internal method, it is bound to be more formal and less interactive. However, it is still to be beneficial due to the facilitation of discussion among the audience.
McNett, M., Masciola, R., Sievert, D., & Tucker, S. (2021). Advancing evidence‐based practice through implementation science: Critical contributions of doctor of nursing practice‐ and doctor of philosophy‐prepared nurses. Worldviews on Evidence‐Based Nursing, 18(2), 93-101.