Response posts: include at least 2 scholarly sources of evidence, cited within the body of your discussion responses & at the end of your posting, at least 2 references
Evidence-based practice guides all aspects of clinical practice, such as the design of health care facilities and the development of organizational policies and procedures (Walden University, 2018). Evidence-based practice is a key principle of healthcare and nursing. This process includes collecting data from well-designed studies and research, reviewing and analyzing this information, and integrating the best findings to improve healthcare quality as well as clinical practice and environments which ultimately will improve the outcomes of our patients (Melnyk et al.,2014).
Scripps Health is a $2.9 billion private nonprofit health care system based in San Diego California. Scripps healthcare is ranked among the top 15 healthcare systems in the nation and serves about 700,000 patients annually. The system includes five hospitals and 19 outpatient facilities with more than 3,000 affiliated physicians and 15,000 employees (Scripps Health, n.d.).
In the analysis of Scripps Health’s website, evidence-based practice did appear throughout the platform. The organization spoke to their commitment to quality and safety and how their institution bases their information on these topics with the research and data of a chief quality officer, as well as a manager of patient experience and quality. The organization also states how they are involved with the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) and provides information on how HQI supports patient safety and quality improvement. Scripps Health also provides a Quality Transparency Dashboard on their website this document provides outcome measurements for maternity safety, sepsis protocols and sepsis mortality, respiratory monitoring programs, central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), colon surgical site infection (colon SSI) nulliparous, term, singleton, vertex cesarean birth rate (NTSV) and 30- day readmission – Hospital-wide all-cause 30- day unplanned readmission rate of their five hospitals. Scripps Health also provides their annual report on their website, this report includes how the organization is tackling healthcare issues such as the opioid crisis and cancer. These sections include statistical research and data that has aided Scripps health in dealing with these healthcare issues (Scripps Health, n.d.).
As a previous employee of the organization, I have witnessed firsthand how Scripps health promotes many core values by using evidence-based practice. After the analysis of Scripps health, I still stand by the notion that evidence-based practice is utilized in all aspects of the delivery of care and empowered by providing education to healthcare staff. Scripps empowers their staff by facilitating many opportunities for their physicians and nurses to continue education. These opportunities include annual conferences, live courses, and online enduring materials. By providing their staff with high-quality evidence-based and clinically relevant education they can promote cultural change. Through education, Scripps Health can create growth and development opportunities for physicians and nurses. Preparing healthcare staff to frame clinical questions and search for answers through research and literature (Crabtree et al., 2016). Reinforcing the notion that as nurses and future advanced practice nurse practitioners, we must stay current and relevant with the ever-changing evidence and best practices in healthcare in order to deliver safe quality patient care.