Evidence Based Practice is a topic that all health care professionals should understand and be able to incorporate into their daily practice in the healthcare setting. EBP is key in providing high-quality and safe patient care, reduction in healthcare costs, and increased job satisfaction for healthcare workers (Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2018). The safest patient care occurs when a healthcare worker or nurse has the proper resources and skills to search, analyze, implement, and evaluate research evidence (Crabtree et al., 2016).
The American Medical Association (AMA) is an organization that focuses on and uses science and medicine for a better delivery of health and improved patient outcomes (American Medical Association, n.d.). The AMA was founded in 1847 and is one of the largest medical associations in the country. This organization clearly states in the mission how they confront public health crises and tackle problems that interfere with patients and healthcare delivery (American Medical Association, n.d.). The AMA website provides recent information on healthcare topics such as Coronavirus, hypertension, diabetes, the opioid epidemic, etc.
After thoroughly reviewing this organization, it is evident that EBP is used to support recent and the most up-to date health-care issues. When reviewing the topic of hypertension, for example, the AMA uses an “evidence-based AMA MAP BP Program” which aims to reduce the number of adult patients with uncontrolled blood pressure (American Medical Association, n.d.). The website also contains access to much evidence-based courses and up to date and scholarly articles on ways to control hypertension.
According to Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt (2018) when using EBP, there must be strong enough evidence to implement a health care change. The AMA uses strong evidence-based resources to provide Americans with prevention and management of health care diseases which shows that this organizations is indeed grounded in EBP. The information I found on this website did not change my perceived perception of the organization. The mission of this organization matched the information provided on the website.
American Medical Association. (n.d.). Retrieved November 28, 2022, from https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/hypertension/millions-patients-nationwide-helped-efforts-control-bpLinks to an external site.
Crabtree, E., Brennan, E., Davis, A., & Coyle, A. (2016). Improving patient care through nursing engagement in evidence-based practice Links to an external site. Links to an external site.. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 13(2), 172–175. doi:10.1111/wvn.12126
Melnyk, B. M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2018). Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: A guide to best practice (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.