Comments and Constructive Criticism

Comments and Constructive Criticism

Article 1
Wonderful article!!! This article captures conclusively and fully what should be done
when designing a practice change in a clinical setting. Kerzner reports that some of the key
aspects of designing a practice change include; the timeline, the personnel to be involved
including the change champion, the required materials, the expected budget, and how these four
elements will be necessary in achieving the expected change (Kerzner, 2013). The author has
highlighted clearly about the onset of the project, what will be done, and when it is expected to
be implemented. Timelines are important in tools when conducting a project since they help the
programmers to know what should be done and at what time. Without timelines, wastage of
money and other useful resources can be recorded (Gido and Clements, 2014). The author goes
ahead and gives the personnel that will execute the project and each is assigned a specific task
for proper coordination. Additionally, the article elaborates the materials to be used and allocates
a budget; vital entities in project management.
Article 2
This is another very interesting and informative article as well. Evidence Based Practice
(EBP) is an important component that clinicians can use to in designing projects of care delivery
change (Schmidt and Brown, 2014). The article sets aside a timeframe that will be used evaluate
supporting evidence that has direct impact on patient outcomes and challenges that prevent
change to standard practice. Anyone reading this article will be astounded by the manner by
which the author has listed the EBP champions and the contribution of each in attaining the set
object. From this reading, it is clear that technology will be significant in conducting major
activities that will be encountered in the surveillance and evaluation phase of the proposal. The

article gives a step by step approach on how the proposal will be implemented; it chooses to use
the collaborative approach to enhance the process of implementing the proposed change and
translate EBP into clinical practice. However, as much as EBP is an essential tool in clinical
research, it takes significant time to change leaving outdated protocols to be in play instead of
the improved and valid treatments (LoBiondo-Wood et al., 2013).



Gido, J., & Clements, J. (2014). Successful project management. Nelson Education.
Kerzner, H. R. (2013). Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and
controlling. John Wiley & Sons.
LoBiondo-Wood, G., Haber, J., Berry, C., & Yost, J. (2013). Study Guide for Nursing Research:
Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-based Practice. Elsevier Health Sciences.
Schmidt, N. A., & Brown, J. M. (2014). Evidence-based practice for nurses. Jones & Bartlett