Disseminating the results of evidence-based practice projects is crucial in nursing practice to promote the adoption of new interventions and improve patient care outcomes. In order to effectively disseminate the findings of an evidence-based change proposal, both internal and external methods can be utilized. This paper will discuss a selected internal and external method for dissemination and the importance of reporting the change proposal to both groups, as well as how communication strategies may change for each group.
An internal method for the dissemination of the evidence-based change proposal could be through the hospital board. The hospital board comprises of key decision-makers within the organization who are responsible for setting policies and making strategic decisions. A formal meeting can be arranged with the board members to present the project results. Formal reports should be developed to share with the board, providing information on the project outcomes, strengths, weaknesses, challenges encountered, and recommendations for future projects. This internal dissemination is important as it allows the board members to determine the desirability and feasibility of implementing the proposed changes within the organization. They can assess whether the intervention aligns with the organization’s goals and objectives and if it meets the stakeholder needs. The input and support of the hospital board are crucial in securing the necessary resources and support for successful implementation (Purtle et al., 2020).
On the other hand, an external method for dissemination could be through scientific conferences targeted at healthcare providers, including nurses. Presenting the project results at these conferences provides an opportunity to reach a broader audience and gather feedback and perspectives from various experts in the field. These conferences offer a platform to share findings, stimulate interest, and engage with healthcare stakeholders outside the organization. The external dissemination is important as it helps create awareness among healthcare providers about the importance and relevance of the project in the overall patient care process. It also allows for the exchange of ideas and collaboration, contributing to the optimization of project outcomes (Barnes-Daly et al., 2018).
When communicating the results of the change proposal to these different groups, the communication strategies may vary. Internal dissemination to the hospital board may require a more detailed and comprehensive presentation that includes in-depth analysis of organizational issues and implications of the proposed changes. The goal is to inform the board members about the project’s impact on the organization and solicit their support and resources for implementation. The communication should focus on the alignment of the project with the organization’s strategic goals and demonstrate how the proposed changes address the needs of the various stakeholders within the hospital.
In contrast, the external dissemination to healthcare providers at scientific conferences would require a more concise and targeted communication approach. The presentation should highlight the key findings and implications of the project, while also emphasizing its potential relevance and applicability to a wider audience. The aim is to generate interest, foster collaboration, and engage in discussions that can contribute to further enhancing the effectiveness of the project. The communication strategy in this context should be succinct, impactful, and geared towards promoting engagement and interest among the healthcare stakeholders attending the conference.
In conclusion, the dissemination of evidence-based practice project results is essential to inform and engage healthcare stakeholders in adopting new interventions and improving patient care outcomes. Both internal and external methods can be employed to enhance the dissemination process. Reporting the change proposal to both the hospital board and external healthcare providers through scientific conferences is crucial to ensure the support, collaboration, and awareness necessary for successful implementation. The communication strategies may vary for each group, with internal dissemination focusing on organizational alignment and external dissemination emphasizing relevance and collaboration.