In order to evaluate an evidence-based practice project, it is important to be able to determine the effectiveness of your change. Discuss one way you will be able to evaluate whether your project made a difference in practice.
Evaluating the effectiveness of an evidence-based practice (EBP) is based on achieving its goals and objectives. According to Mena-Tudela et al. (2018), some of the evaluation approaches include a questionnaire developed according to area of interest. This discussion entails the evaluation strategy of Flu vaccine EBP effectiveness.
Determining the effectiveness of a change proposal is based on meeting the set objectives and a justifiable difference before and after implementing the new approach. In this case, there are two objectives to evaluate, including the Flu vaccine’s effectiveness and the number of patients and staff that take it. In the first objective, the Flu vaccine should function as intended, which demonstrates its effectiveness. The second objective involves several aspects, such as communication and the ability to influence the patients’ and staff’s participation.
A suitable approach to evaluate the effectiveness of the change proposal is to conduct research. The appropriate research would be a case study that describes an event, entity or organization (Ridder, 2017). The case study may be descriptive, explanatory, or exploratory. In this EBP, the case study evaluates the flu vaccine’s effect and the number of patients and staff to participate. To determine the reasons for participation in the case study and the effect of the EBP, a questionnaire or an interview with the participants will be used to examine the respondents’ perceptions. Both quantitative and qualitative data would be essential in determining the EBP’s effectiveness.
In summary, evaluating the effectiveness of an EBP is achieved through assessing the achievement of its objectives. In the Flu vaccine EBP, the two objectives of the vaccine’s effectiveness and getting more individuals, both staff and patients to participate, are achieved through a case study approach. Quantitative and qualitative information will be used in the case study.
Mena-Tudela, D., González-Chordá, V. M., Cervera-Gasch, A., Maciá-Soler, M. L., & Orts-Cortés, M. I. (2018). Effectiveness of an Evidence-Based Practice educational intervention with second-year nursing students. Revista latino-americana de enfermagem, 26.
Ridder, H. G. (2017). The theory contribution of case study research designs. Business Research, 10(2), 281-305.
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