In my current employment, information regarding evidence-based practices is primarily distributed and utilized including it in the facility’s policy handbook. This method allows the nursing home to benefit from the materials in a written form since they are reported to bring equality to the levels of competence, management support, and experience in the workplace (Kwansa, 2019). In this way, all employees work under the same conditions, which means that patient outcomes are standardized and problems are timely revealed.
For performing work tasks, I have chosen the IOWA model as it corresponds to my desire to increase personal flexibility to address patient needs. The framework supports the initiatives of readjusting regular operations depending on the shifts in the environment, which are critical for providing high-quality medical services (Iowa Model Collaborative et al., 2017). Therefore, using it based on the healthcare facility seems beneficial in the long run.
I have chosen this model since it provides for developing a complex approach to overcoming new challenges. Hence, its main principles include a variety of measures, including the identification of issues, revealing factors triggering them, and applying the available evidence-based practices to their resolution (Iowa Model Collaborative et al., 2017). It means that its selection can be explained by its capacity to facilitate the decision-making process in emergencies.
It best suits the nursing home due to the differences in the personnel’s competence critical for providing long-term care. Thus, the applicability of the IOWA Model to the facility’s activity is advantageous for guaranteeing sufficient support for the employees to ensure their further autonomy (Iowa Model Collaborative et al., 2017). In addition, their abilities to cooperate with others are promoted, and this fact increases the effectiveness of interventions. Meanwhile, the remaining question is how the balance between independence and collaboration can be established.
Iowa Model Collaborative, Buckwalter, K. C., Cullen, L., Hanrahan, K., Kleiber, C., McCarthy, A. M., Rakel, B., Steelman, V., Tripp-Reimer, T., & Tucker, S. (2017). Iowa model of evidence-based practice: Revisions and validation. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 14(3), 175-182. Web.
Kwansa, T. D. (2019). Systematic reviews: Consolidating research evidence for EBP. In T. D. Kwansa & J. Stewart-Moore (Eds.), Evidence-based sexual and reproductive health care (pp. 49-69). Jones & Barlett Learning.