Ensure Fidelity

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It's important to continue to measure whether or not the practice is being utilized

If your staff are complaining that the new program isn't working for specific populations or in a specific level of care, they may be right. If the measures you are using to assess your implementation process aren't where they should be, and your staff think it is because the EBP isn't a great fit, you have the choice to adapt or abandon this practice.

Not all EBPs have a publicly available fidelity tool.

NREPP usually sites when a practice does.

It is also useful to contact the purveyor or the original research team to see if they created one or used a fidelity check during the research process. You may be able to obtain it from them.

Visit the Network of Practice forums to see what your colleagues and researchers have said. The following discussion was on the topic of fidelity.