Week 4 Discussion Evaluating Evidence for Practice


Week4 Discussion Evaluating Evidence for Practice

a). The key elements that as a committee leader should consider whenreviewing submission for developing clinical-based practice changesare discussed as follows. The first element that should be taken intoconsideration is validity of the guidelines submitted by members.Secondly, credibility of the submission guidelines should be takeninto account. It should clearly indicate the projected cost andoutcomes of health as well as alternative cause of action that shouldbe undertaken. Secondly, the submission should be reliable. Itimplies that when different clinical experts’ carry out theresearch, they should come up with the same outcomes just like thosepresented to the committee for review. Thirdly, the submission mustbe clinically flexible. The presentation should give room for changesin the future if such submissions are not flexible they should berejected. The submission should be clinically applicable it shouldinclude the judgments from experts and clinical based evidence. Thesubmission guidelines should also have clarity. The language usedshould be clear and ideas organized in a logical sequence. Thesubmissions must include a review schedule section that stipulateswhen the submission may be reviewed (Rosenfeld, Shiffman, &ampRobertson, 2013).

b). Clinical implementation guideline will be used as an implementationtool that will assist me as a committee leader in determining if theevidence is adequate and provide an effective transition. Theimplementation guideline will help me because it contains a templatethat shows the pathways and protocols that I will use in theimplementation process. Also Electronic Clinical Decision supportSystems (ECDS) (Rosenfeld, Shiffman, &amp Robertson, 2013).

c). Information breakdown and use of wrong transition method are someof the pitfalls/ errors that should be avoided when transitioningevidence to practice. Some of the reliable methods of avoidanceinclude having integrated information systems and tools that can helpclinical experts in the transition process (Rosenfeld, Shiffman, &ampRobertson, 2013).


Rosenfeld,R. M., Shiffman, R. N., &amp Robertson, P. (2013). Clinical PracticeGuideline Development Manual, a Quality-Driven Approach forTranslating Evidence into Action. Otolaryngology–Headand Neck Surgery,148(1suppl), S1-S55.