Changing practice patterns is hard! Busy nurses and physicians often feel overwhelmed and because new initiatives in healthcare seem to come and go, they may not want to commit to an initiative that they believe will add to their workload, only to fade away a few months later. The sections found under Engaging Clinicians and Administrators
offer many useful suggestions and strategies to enlist the support and buy-in of clinical and non-clinical staff, so that they will willingly embrace the change. There is even a troubleshooting guide – a table of barriers and possible solutions – to help you get over common hurdles. In the section on Supporting Evidence
we provide access to abstracts and, where possible, complete articles so that you’ve got the facts to back you up.