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Nursing and Health Services: Anderson

WHAT IS EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE?

Evidence-Based Practice is:
the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. The practice of evidence-based medicine requires the integration of individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research and our patient's unique values and circumstances.
-from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence based practice includes five steps:
1.
 Converting the need for information into an answerable question

2.
 Finding the best evidence to address that question

3. 
Evaluating the evidence for its validity, impact, and applicability

4. Integrating the evidence with clinical expertise and the patient's unique biology, values and circumstances

5. Evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the process

Strauss, S. E. (2005). Evidence-based medicine : How to practice and teach EBM (3rd ed.). New York: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone.

Content from Klaudiny, Jen  Nursing: Getting Started. This content in this guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License URL: http://guides.pcc.edu/nursing

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