Strategic Planning

“Strategic Planning”
Capstone Project
EBP and Strategic Planning
Directions: Submit a minimum of 1-2 pages APA format with a minimum of 3 references
properly cited.
Create a SWOT analysis that could help improve Evidence-Bssed Practice (EBP) in your
workplace. Site several examples from your own work environment and explain why you chose
those examples.

EBP and strategic planning

A SWOT analysis is a planning method that is structured to be used to determine the
strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of a project. (Pahl & Richter, 2009, pg 1) An
Evidence Based Practice is a process used in guiding clinical practice by using research findings.
(Houser & Oman, 2011, pg 85)
Below is an SWOT analysis of that has helped improve Evidence-Based Practice at my
workplace. (Poe, et al…, 2010, pg 101-105)
Strengths
The facility is well equipped with research materials such as readily available and fast
internet and two libraries which contain a number of reading materials and the necessary
required library support.
The facility receives funds from donors which will enable the facility invest in researches
and literature reviews.
The facility has several staff members who are versatile in matters related to research and
literature reviews since most of them have the experience in such matters. All of the staff
members are also familiar with computer databases.
The facility is sponsoring some few members of its staff to do masters degrees in courses
that will help them improve in their evidence based practice.
Weaknesses
At times the funds from the donors are usually limited and research and literature review
is usually not done to the fullest of its capacity.

EBP and strategic planning
There is usually limited time on the part on the staff members. Evidence Based Practice
(EBP) usually requires adequate time to practice of which this time is inadequate.
There is the lack of dedication and commitment from some of the members in the
practicing of EBP.
Opportunities
There is training that is being offered by the state health department in skills in literature
searching, this will equip the staff members with more knowledge that will help improve EBP
The facility has planned to initiate departmental funding based on EBP. This provides an
opportunity for members to be proactive.
Threats
There is a likelihood of very huge and busy workloads on the staff members since the
EBP is cumbersome.
There is a lurking difficulty to sustain the changes brought about by the improvement of
the EBP or even transferring the enthusiasm to the staff.

EBP and strategic planning

References
Pahl, N., & Richter, A. (2009). SWOT Analysis-Idea, Methodology And A Practical Approach.
Munchen; GRIN verlag GmbH.
Houser, J., & Oman, K.S. (2011). Evidence-based practice: An implementation guide for
healthcare organizations. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Barlett Learning.
Poe, S., White, K.M., Sigma Theta Tau International., & John Hopkins University. (2010). John
Hopkins nursing evidence-based practice: implementation and translation. Indianapolis, IN:
Sigma Theta Tau International.

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