The impact of evidence based practice has gained momentum in nursing practice, education and research widely. The Evidence based Nursing demands changes and new innovations in education, practice, relevant researches and working environment for better outcome. Evidence Based Nursing provides opportunities to the nurses for more effective, systematic, individualized and dynamic patient care and practice with clinical judgment and critical thinking.
For Nurses Today, keeping up to date on the new medical treatment and techniques and reviewing new literature can feel like looking for a needle in the haystack. Evidence based review may help them to learn new techniques and their own researches lead them to Evidence Based Nursing. Today the health care industries are running to their excellence. In order to do so it a need of an hour for nurses to update and adopt the new knowledge and practice.
A recent survey of the state of Evidence Based practice in nursing practice shown that, while nurses had positive attitudes towards EBP and wished to gain more knowledge and skills, they still faced significant barriers to adopt new practice (Melnyk, Fineout- Oveholt, Gallagher Ford & Kaplan, 2012). The reason for the same is policy of the organizations which always challenging. But the short term Nursing courses/ hands on Practice session in simulation lab can help the nurses to practice the evidence based Nursing and update themselves with new knowledge and skills.
For healthcare Professionals those are in regular practice or academician would need to update their knowledge and skills. The leaders in Nursing Education must come together for clinical Education through practice in simulation or by review of evidence and turn them into the Evidence based Nursing. The Nurses who studied nursing in 20 years back and practice now days with new technology and for up-skilling and updating them in many of the countries Nurses are forced to attend traditional theory classes, as in service education, in their hospitals to complete their CNE hours or credits. To upgrade the standard of nursing practice and to the effect of “evidence-based practice” through nursing research, we have to bring this new venture into reality of Evidence Based Nursing.
All over the world many nursing students/scholars and experts do the clinical trials, researches but not every research they implement as they have their mandate assignment which they have to do so they do and submit it into the library. Nursing Leaders and experts have to think to bring those researches into Nursing Practice by creating online/practicalhands-on modules, this will bring the “evidence-based practice” research into the practical realm of the hospital and community setting. In other words, together we can “bring the research library to life in the delivery of patient care.”
Recognizing that the pockets of excellence in patient care and safety exists, but the need is for nurses is to translate the researches into practice for effective , safe and efficient patient care through Evidence Based Nursing.