Evidence Based Practice Nursing For A Med Surge / Orthopedic Unit Of An Acute Health Care Setting

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Introduction According to Houser (2012), evidence Based Practice Nursing is the application of evidence based findings by nurses to steer the nurse toward integration of clinical expert opinion and experience with an unbiased comprehensive analysis of the best scientific evidence professional nursing care literature can provide while integrating patient principles and preferences. When planning for sustaining evidenced based practice, it is vital to adopt a methodical critical thinking decision making method, directed by deliberately adopting Evidence Based Nursing model pathway that encompasses searching, appraising, synthesizing, adapting, implementing, with a continuous evaluation of outcomes (Houser, 2012). Consequently, in an attempt to create or sustain an evidence-based practice, the plan must be well thought out, assessed, implemented and evaluated for desired outcome. My current area of nursing practice is in a Med-Surge/Orthopedic unit of an acute health care setting. We are specialized in Total Joint replacements, with an occasional spillover of Medsurg cases, who are admitted to the floor due to lack room at the specific units. My plan to create and sustain an evidence-based practice, will be in regards to creating and instituting a required pre-surgical class for patients who have elected to undergo a joint replacement. Model and Approach Consequently, I intend to adopt the Advancing Research and Clinical Practice Through Close Collaboration (ARCC) model

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