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conducted at Baylor Emergency Medical Center shows that yes, this organization is ready to adopt EBP into their standard of care. Nineteen questions were asked of 43 nurses on the readiness survey. Based on a 5-point Likert scale, a majority responded with moderately ready (4), ten were very much ready (5) and four answered with somewhat ready (3). EBP integration is a critical step in improving patient outcomes and satisfaction as well as nurse satisfaction and retention (Drenkard, 2010). In order for this to happen, leaders, nurses and physician must collaborate to implement positive change through EBP. In addition, the organization must promote and provide education and readily available current resources on EBP for all staff. Barriers and Facilitators
EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROPOSAL – SECTION A 3There are several barriers preventing nurses from implementing EBP in this facility. Suchbarriers include inadequate knowledge of EBP, management that does not support EBP, and lack of mentors available to educate providers and nurses in EBP (Melnyk, et al., 2016). While there is access to computer databases to research EBP, there is not a human resource available to assist staff with navigating through the database. In addition, there is not a nurse researcher/educator available to conduct EBP studies and present them for implementation. Facilitators include nurse