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MODELS AND BARRIERS 1 Evidence Based Practice: Models and Barriers Katie Wilcoxson University of Texas Arlington NURS 5367-405 Dr. Sharon Wilson, RN, FCN April 10, 2021
MODELS AND BARRIERS 2 Evidence Based Practice: Models and Barriers In this paper I will be discussing barriers to using evidence-based practice (EBP) in my current work place. I will also discuss how it would be possible to overcome these barriers, and, finally, I will identify a model that could work to bring about a change in my current workplace. Models and Barriers Encountered I have never worked at a hospital where a model for evidence-based practice was part of the culture. I have been nursing for 14 years, and all of my work has been in the emergency room. Emergency rooms are places with high traffic and lots of surprises during every shift. In this kind of environment, overcrowding and poor patient flow can lead to lower compliance in regards to protocols, inadequate decision making, and a rise in the number of adverse outcomes, thwarting efforts to achieve evidence-based practice. (Kirk & Nilsen, 2016). Another barrier for not using EBP are those co-workers who say, “We have always done it this way. I don’t feel we need to change anything.” Overcoming Barriers The first way to overcome these barriers is to keep a staffing matrix that matches the average weekly patient load. One of the six standards in authors Ulrich et al. discuss is appropriate

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