Christine Frazer (Professor)
Walden Instructor Manager
RE: Lenick Bermudez Beltran
Great job reviewing and presenting information to the group about AHRQ website; as well, providing those examples you found from clicking several of the menu tabs — certainly worthwhile to view.
To add to our discussion topic this week and as I shared with another study, I would like to share a short blog by Lippincott Solutions entitled, Moving from Triple to Quadruple Aim.Within the blog post, Lippincott Solutions (2015) addresses steps health care organization can take to improve work life of clinicians and staff (4th aim). The post ends with two questions to ponder in relation to work life conditions at the facility one works for and moreover, if the organization is doing enough to ensure nurses take care of themselves.Feel free to share any insight based on the tips shared and even add another that is aimed specifically at nursing/APNs.
Lippincott Solutions. (2015, September 5). Moving from triple to quadruple aim [Web log post].
Respond to a your colleaguesby visiting the websites they shared and offering additional examples of EBP or alternative views/interpretations to those shared in your colleaguesâ€™ posts.
Main Post Chasity Christie
Healthcare Organization Website Review
I chose the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) as it is dear to my heart. I have always looked at them as a go-to website for all things suicide identification/prevention related. However, until this class, I never thought of it as being evidence based. Melnyk, Gallagher-Ford, Long, & Fineout-Overholt, (2014) contend that evidence-based practice is a problem solving approach that includes the latest, most reliable and valid research. The website is laden with evidence-based practice from page to page including suicide statistics, the history and mission, to the programs offered (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2020).
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention most notable use of evidence-based practice is in their programs such as early detection and prevention to programs specifically tailored to veterans, LGBTQ, those living with bipolar (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2020). A mental health first aid program is also available throughout difference cities in the United States which educated the lay person how to recognize signs, how to help, and how to provide resources (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2020). At the heart of the design of these programs are the 7 steps of evidence-based practice which include searching for the best evidence, critically appraising the evidence, and dissemination of the evidence (Melnyk, Fineout-Overholt, Stillwell, & Williamson, 2010).
Grounding of EBP
The AFSP states they were â€œfounded on researchâ€ and use the latest science in suicide prevention (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2020). This organization has available research grants that support studies on prevention, interventions, and treatments (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2020). There is also a public policy sector of the AFSP that encouraged legislation at all levels of government that support the goal of suicide prevention (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2020).
Perception of Healthcare Organization
Although all my experience with this organization has been positive, I am extremely proud now that I have learned more of what they stand for. Not only does the AFSP organize to prevent suicide, but it actively looks for solutions to the societal issue by lobbying for policy, providing grants for studies, and continually seeking the newest information to base their programs and works on.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. (2020). About AFSP. Retrieved February 26, 2020, from https://afsp.org/about-afsp/
Melnyk, B. M., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S. B., & Williamson, K. M. (2010). Evidence-based practice: Step by step. The seven steps of evidence-based practice. American Journal of Nursing, 110(1), 51â€“53. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000366056.06605.d2.
Melnyk, B. M., Gallagher-Ford, L., Long, L. E., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2014). The establishment of evidence-based practice competencies for practicing registered nurses and advanced practice nurses in real-world clinical settings: Proficiencies to improve healthcare quality, reliability, patient outcomes, and costs. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 11(1), 5â€“15. doi:10.1111/wvn.12021.