22nd Global Nursing Education, Healthcare and Medical Expo
Adahlia Tagalag Basco, Security Forces Hospital Program Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Title: Evidence Based Practice Journey: An Implementation Program Initiative Promoting Safety, Healthcare Quality and Patient Outcomes
Biography: Adahlia Tagalag Basco
Today, Evidence-based practice has become a commonly used term in health care. It is important for nurses to know what it means, how to use it, and how important it is in protecting patient safety. Committed to transform the hospital, deliver quality patient care by adapting evidence based practice. Nursing Department initiated the Evidence based practice program. Evidence based implementation materials were created to implement the program including EBP Guidelines and pathway to guide nurses to be aware of evidence based practice benefits for patient, nurses, and healthcare by integrating best available scientific knowledge combined with nursing clinical expertise. Nursing EBP team composed of an appointed Nursing Evidence Based Practice and Research Coordinator. Council was organized that consist of Council Chair, Co- Chair, Coordinator and members from different clinical unit. Evidence based practice model was created in reference from the hospital capabilities, support system and resources to start the journey and achieve desired outcome EBP can offer with a framework of Input- Process-Output Model. Educational session and training workshop was provided initially to encourage the newly organized EBP council. Initial result after a year of this initiative, produces 9 unit approved project proposals out 16 units and commence with the piloting phase with remaining 1 proposal still in the process of appraising evidences.