This week you will be creating an Implementation Plan that will be attached to your final Evidence Based Project. In the article read last week, “EBP Step by Step Following the evidence: Planning for sustainable change” an Implementation Plan is provided for an example. In your text (4th ed) the ‘ARCC Model Timeline for an EBP Implementation Project” (Appendix I) template is available for guidance.
The thought process includes: Based on my review of literatures comparing the DASH diet and the low/restricted sodium diet, the DASH diet significantly reduced the blood pressure of the hypertensive patients in the studies. The effect was additive when both diets where combined.
These studies established evidence that the DASH diet in addition to pharmacotherapy is effective in reducing the blood pressure of hypertensive patients.
My objective now is to introduce this diet method (DASH diet) to all the hypertensive patients that will be seen in my place of practice. My implementation plan will involve the identification of the other stakeholders/beneficiaries of this new method or approach to management of hypertensive patients. The other stakeholders mentioned in my implementation plan were the healthcare providers (ARNPs and physicians), the insurance companies, and the owner or employer of these healthcare providers.
I intend to implement my EBP through discussion groups. These identified stakeholders will be invited to a group discussion so that barriers will be identified, and solutions will be worked out during these group discussions.
For the discussion board this week—outline your implementation plan–the early steps have been complete–the checkpoints noted in the template should guide your plan.