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study had results from various surveys in a cross-sectional study showing that different care areas of nursing staff had high burnout rates and compassion fatigue, but the ER scored exceptionally high and had a significantly higher risk for this problem (Hooper, Craig, Janvrin, Wetsel, & Reimels, 2010). The study also tied the evidence that this burnout in nurses contributes to patient satisfaction, and the ER again, along with other critical care areas had more risks with this than other inpatient units (Hooper et al., 2010). How Evidence-Based Practice Contributes to Better Outcomes Polit, and Beck (2017) state that there will be a continued push on EBP and engaging nurses to utilize and learn about translational research. Translational research is on how evidence from a study can be applied to nursing practice (Polit, & Beck, 2017). For the PICOT question, evidence found was the ER does have a higher rate of nursing burnout and compassion fatigue, and with that, there was a link to patient satisfaction as supported by the articles mentioned in this paper and reference list. The common theme of creating better outcomes was: informing nurses of this evidence making them self-aware and hitting this problem head-on with education on burnout and prevention (Mederios-Costa et al., 2017) (Person et al., 2013). Potential Negative Outcomes if there is a lack of Evidence-Based Practice The negative outcome is already happening as evidence of high burnout and low patient satisfaction in the ER setting. Making changes without any evidence to support it could just lead to more issues, with no real results. Not only to mention the amount of time, effort, and money that could be wasted by trial and error. Utilizing EBP is imperative to have best outcomes and safety, research and methods have been tried in controlled areas for us so that we know what is best, the guesswork or trial and error has been completed (Majid et al., 2011). Lack of evidence 12
NURSING BURNOUT IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT can cause potential harm to patients and staff for no reason, that is why we use things that have proof behind them regardless of the topic. Dissemination Strategy in Your Practice Setting In choosing how to disseminate the information in the ER there are many things to consider. The way information is conveyed is critical to how well people will respond or react (McCormack, 2013). The right communication style and method is imperative to achieve results and or success (McCormack, 2013). In the ER over the last five years, I have seen the way information is presented and what seems to work and what does not. The approach used would have to consider how we all learn, we all have our own style or preference. To get out the information I would utilize all outlets for communication that is already established in the ER. Daily shift briefings, communication flyers, communication TV and emails would be used. This is how information is presented now so the transition would be simple. Providing staff with written communication through email, the TV and flyers would

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