Sustaining change can be difficult, as there are many variables that can affect implementation. One critical component of EBP is to ensure that practice change is part of an organization’s culture so it will continue to impact outcomes over time. Name two potential barriers that may prevent your EBP change proposal (Fall prevention for at risk patients), from continuing to obtain the same desired results 6 months to a year from now, and your strategies for overcoming these barriers.
Despite the many benefits proven in applying the evidence-based practice in the health care systems, specific barriers hinder its implementation (van der Goot, Keers, Kuipers, Nieweg, & de Groot, 2018). Some of the obstacles that hinder change include failure to provide the best resources like educational research materials, lack of demand for best practices from nurses by the management, and failure to provide academic training to improve their skills on evidence-based practices (Camargo, Iwamoto, Galvão, Pereira, Andrade, & Masso, 2018). An organization can overcome the barriers by involving its management during evidence-based practice implementations as the main stakeholders to support the process. Also, involving trained personnel who are aware of the institution’s culture would help bring everyone together to participate in the change and have the desire to facilitate the process.