Evidence Based Project in your facility.docx - Evidence-based practice(EBP is the act of carrying out any practice based on scientific data proving

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Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the act of carrying out any practice, based on scientific data proving these practices as beneficial. As health care professionals, soon to be independent practitioners, it would seem uncanny to practice in any way that hasn’t been proven by evidence to be beneficial to our patients. There are several components to EBP. External evidence is a comprehensive, specific, systematic approach to answer an important clinical question, the practitioner’s own clinical expertise, which includes internal evidence derived from actual outcomes, and patient preference and feedback. (Melynk, 2015). Following the process of EBP encourages the practitioner to find the research relevant to them, utilize the guidelines outlined as most clinically impactful, and apply them to their own practice. A pressing issue in the emergency department is meeting CMS guidelines according to the sepsis bundle, in a very fast-paced, chaotic environment. Hospitals are now being scrutinized and “graded” on how well the staff adheres to these guidelines, and if one box isn’t “checked”, not only does this increase the chance for higher mortality for the patient, but the entire visit is non-reimbursable. Over the last several years, this bundle has undergone several revisions, in hopes of getting greater compliance amongst the medical staff, in order to meet these quality benchmarks. Common complaints amongst nursing staff and barriers to meeting these

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