Evidence-Based Practice Models
1. Compare and contrast two Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) models from this week’s assigned readings. Analyze both the strengths and the weaknesses of each model. Based on your evaluation of the
models, summarize which one you most prefer and why.
2. Read the following Case Scenario in preparation for our discussion this week:
Stephanie is a DNP student who recently started working as a Nurse Manager on a busy Medical-Surgical unit in a large healthcare organization. Through discussions with her Chief Nursing Officer
(CNO), Stephanie has identified a need to address the issue of high infection rates on the unit as part of her DNP Scholarly Project.
As part of the intervention, she proposes the implementation of a monitoring system for hand hygiene compliance based on evidence she has collected. After speaking to the CNO, Stephanie is aware
that the unit is notorious for being resistant to change. In fact, she learned from the CNO that many staff verbalized their disdain when she was hired as the Nurse Manager. Therefore, Stephanie is
aware that she must approach the change carefully in order for it to be successful.
For this threaded discussion you are tasked to provide guidance to Stephanie. Based on your analysis of the evidence-based practice (EBP) models on the first threaded discussion this week, and
those you learned about through your assigned readings, identify which one you feel will be most beneficial for Stephanie to use. Apply the concepts of the selected model to the change project she
As you do this, also formulate various strategies based on the model that Stephanie could use to overcome barriers to project implementation such as staff resistance to change, lack of knowledge
associated with the change.