Advancements Based Practice And Practice

2253 WordsApr 23, 201610 Pages
Introduction Evidenced based practice (EBP) has now become the backbone of all nursing practices and procedures. Using EBP as a means to validate nursing theories and practices is an essential part to providing patients with outstanding care regarding safety. Evidence based practice uses clinical expertise, quality improvement data, best current evidence, and patient values that contributes the high quality care patients will receive. However, practice and procedures in nursing are ever-changing. Currently, new knowledge that is gathered by nursing research may take eight to thirty years to become implemented into practice (Hain and Haras, 2015). It is crucial to be able to establish and enforce new practices as soon as possible for the client’s benefit. In order to advance current practices into EBP supported practices, the establishment needs transformational leadership, collaboration, and strategic guidance (Hauck, Winsett, & Kuric, 2013). When establishing new procedures based on EBP, it is essential to consider improvement of care experienced, enhance the health of populations, and reduce costs of care per individual. Not only is cost of care important to the client but also the hospital. New practices require a thorough risk versus benefit thought process which will incorporate at least two of the considered components. In addition, researchers must incorporate ideas of nursing ethics, which include: autonomy, beneficence, maleficence, justice, veracity, and fidelity.
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