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to understand what should be used when implementing care. For example, if one week nurses aretold to pump hand sanitizer once before entering a patient’s room and once after leaving a room but then the next week they are told to do something completely different the nurse may feel confused as to how to adequately provided hand hygiene and infection prevention. This could further lead to lack of interest and negative outlooks on practices. Nurses, especially seasoned nurses, are so accustomed to certain practices that they may be resistant to learn anything a different way. To be able to have a positive outlook on how nurses change their practices requirestime, information, support, and generally open mindedness. Lack of information and support from manager and administrators is a major barrier to the lack of EBP in the workplace. If more effort and support was put into providing education to nurses on the importance of EBP then theywould utilize it and understand the value of it. When nurses first start working on a unit they are
EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE: MODULE AND BARRIERS3placed with a nursing preceptor, someone to guide them through their first experiences working on a unit. If the hospital could conduct the same preceptor-student relationship with EBP nurses would be more knowledge and feel more confident in using EBP in their practice.