Evidence Based Practice For Pediatric Patients

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Abstract: Evidence-based practice plays a critical role in the care of pediatric patients. Evidence-based practice requires health care professionals to research and implement new evidence into their nursing practice. New evidence can be used in all fields including pediatrics. It requires health care professions to invest time outside of work to be able to access new research. Many barriers stand in the way of implementing new protocols and procedures. Implementation can be supported with the help of advocates to help further the process of adding new protocols and procedures. Standards of practice are an essential to caring for patients in any field. Evidence-based practice has brought about new protocols in assessing pain in pediatric patients in the emergency department, ways to reduce antibiotic resistance in children, and even helps nurses to determine the normal vital signs in pediatric patients.
The medical field is an ever-changing place. New medications, techniques, and products are coming out every day. With all these new items, there needs to be current clinical evidence that proves the effectiveness of such techniques and products and whether they can benefit a patient. In many settings, nurses tend to use practice traditions that they use on a daily basis as part of a habit. With new evidence, practice tradition interventions no longer support the actions. This is where evidence-based practice comes into play. Evidence-based practice can be broken down into

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