Evidence-based practice at Salem Health
Salem Health continually advances standards for clinical practice in accordance with the best available evidence. Using a broad and complimentary range of quality approaches, such as evidence-based practice (EBP), research and Lean continuous improvement
as support. This supports the Salem Health team toward developing competency in these areas and solving practice problems.
Established in 2010, the EBP Council supports our clinical staff to achieve exceptional outcomes as well as generate new knowledge to guide practice and positively influence the health outcomes of our community. The EBP council intentionally influences
cultural change, exemplified through empowerment and strong staff engagement in a bold spirit of inquiry focused on continued improvement in patient outcomes.
The EBP council is poised to collaborate, as necessary, and support education on EBP and research by:
- Developing EBP, research and quality improvement competencies of the interprofessional Salem Health team
- Building EBP mentoring capability to support the first goal and
- Continuously advancing standards for clinical practice in accordance with best practice
Salem Health sponsors an annual clinical inquiry challenge, a competition between departments, with the goal of encouraging staff to ask clinical questions to continuously update their practice based on best evidence. It is also an opportunity to
reinforce how PICO(T) questions are structured. Salem Health continues to find new ways to make literature review and research easier and quicker for clinicians to undertake.
As an organization, Salem Health supports the acquisition of new knowledge at every level.
Some of the venues where we acquire that knowledge include:
2020 poster presentations
Clinicians share the results of Lean, quality improvement, EBP and research projects in oral and poster presentations and through publications in peer-reviewed journals.