Tips from TSE: Conduct an analysis of healthcare practices

Staff Development Weekly: Insight on Evidence-Based Practice in Education, May 22, 2009

Evidence-based practice in staff development requires a continual analysis of healthcare practices. Start by looking at the tasks that must be done to conduct a thorough program analysis. The tasks are broken down into four components:

  1. Program components that need to be identified
  2. Elements that need to be described
  3. Best practices and/benchmarks that should be determined
  4. Conclusions that should be verified and a mechanism for such verification

There are many side benefits of program analysis. In addition to revamping programs so that they are more conducive to EBP, you can also begin to conduct staff development research for the purpose of identifying benchmarks and best practices.

Editor’s note: This excerpt was adapted from the May issue of The Staff Educator. Discover all the benefits of subscribing to The Staff Educator!

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