Evidence-Base practice (EBP) is defined as: “based on problem identified from the practitioner’s area of practice; a combining of best evidence and professional expertise and an integration of this into current practice; about ensuring patients receive quality care, being part of quality improvement processes; about collaboration and requiring a team approach” (French, 1999). Scott and Mcsherry (2008) supported the French’s assertion, proposing the key elements of EBP are that it is a theory-driven process, which involves the use, evaluation and application of research; identification of best evidence; evaluation of care; problem solving; decision-making; clinical expertise; and requires patient involvement. Evidence-based practice is made of evidence, clinical expertise, patient preference, the context of care (Barker, 2013). In brief, evidence-based practice is the parameter in the nursing practice that it requires that the nurses gather and use clinical evidence to make decision for the patients so that in the nursing process they can deliver the quality of care for the patients (Ellis, 2013). In the other words, in the nursing practice all the nursing procedures performed by the clinical evidence supported.
Introduction Nurses are responsible in providing holistic, quality care to their clients. In order to effectively provide such care Boswell and Cannon (2009, p. 2 & 7) states that nurses must base their provision of care on the most current, up-to-date health information available and sound nursing knowledge. This is where evidence-based practice (EBP) comes in. Polit and Beck (2010, p. 4) defined EBP as "the use of the best clinical evidence in making patient care desicions". This usually comes from research conducted by nurses and other healthcare professionals. Thus it is pertinent that research reports are critically analyzed.
Abstract This paper will discuss the PICO question of does applying a CHG tegaderm versus a regular tegaderm dressing decrease the rate of infection in patients with invasive lines? There are a high number of invasive line infections and it is important to know if a product can decrease a patient’s
Implementation of Evidence Based Practice Rosemary Garcia Implementation of Evidence Based Practice Evidence Based Practice Nursing is the utilization by nurses of Evidence Based Research findings that, according to Houser (2012), steer the nurse toward integration of clinical expert opinion and experience with an unbiased exhaustive review of the best scientific evidence professional nursing care literature can provide while incorporating patient values and preferences. Evidence Based Practice Nursing entails adopting a systematic critical thinking decision making process guided by a deliberate and defined chosen Evidence Based Nursing model path that involves searching,
Nursing education is constantly evolving as new techniques are introduced within the medical profession. Thus, it is imperative nurses are kept updated, and continuously learning new methods to enhance and improve patient care. Over the last 150 years there has been a drastic change in nursing`s participation in research. Nursing research advanced initially from the investigations made by Nightingale in the nineteenth century of nursing education during the 1930`s. This further progressed to the research of nursing roles in 1950s following on to the 1990s where nurses began to focus on clinical problems and finding solutions to these problems which had a major impact within the nursing profession. As of today many health professionals are focusing on clinical research which in turn has helped to establish an evidence informed practice for nurses. (Burns and Grove 2003)
Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Findings of evidenced based practice have to be disseminated to ensure that innovations for practice are replicated or applied in other settings by stakeholders in the health fraternity and healthcare professionals (Forsyth, Wright, Scherb & Gaspar, 2010). One of the objectives of dissemination should be to improve the practice. Dissemination of evidenced based practice findings in nursing is very critical in knowledge synthesis, translation, and translation. It is imperative in strengthening healthcare, informing policy, and improving practice decisions based on clinical evidence (Rycroft-Malone & Bucknall, 2010). This is realized by transforming clinical changes into practice. It actually involves two stage processes namely: translation of evidence into practice and integration of research recommendations into actual practice. Effective dissemination of evidence based practice findings enable staff to share information about developments in healthcare practice and implement innovation (Freemantle & Watt, 1994).
What is evidence-based practice? Evidence-based practice is a formulation of ideas, research and conclusions to formulate the best possible health care choice (Hood, 2014). In health care the process of utilizing current information begins with a question can something be done better, can the patients benefit as a result and is it cost effective, EBP seeks new information to replace old or outdated information. When there are doubts if something can be done better a research team collects data on the subject using unbiased information they analyze the data, design interventions that are based on the new evidence and makes their final recommendations on their findings (Hood,
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Anthony Summerford Mississippi University for Women Scholarly Activity Ms. Hurd 09/10/2014 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Evidence-based practice is relied on by professional nurses in order for them to make informed decisions as well as apply critical thinking skills directly to the patient care they provide. The research process allows the nurse to ask and answer questions systematically to ensure the decisions they make are based on sound science. Research provides the evidence needed for nurses to practice based off scientific evidence rather than by tradition (Houser, 2013). Nursing research is fundamental to the practice and is the central principle that defines the nursing profession.
According to The American Nurses Association (ANA) Evidenced-based practice is a "scholarly and systematic problem-solving paradigm that results in the delivery of high quality healthcare" (American Nurses Association, 2010, p. 65). Through the use of evidence-based practice nurse and other health care professional have the ability to create clinical decisions, which allows clinical questions to be answered and aid in quality improvement. Furthermore creating a safe, efficient, productive environment for patients and staff that may result in improving patient outcomes and reduce expenses. Nursing research helps health care providers provide evidence-based practice, which may result in quality improvement (Rebar & Gersch, 2015).
Shared governance provides clinical providers, leadership, and an organization the opportunity to establish a mutual vision and a plan on how to get there (Brull, 2015). When shared governance is not applied to healthcare organizations many patient care staff feel as though their opinion does not matter. This model allows
Personally, I have never experience any type of research that can relate to nursing, however; I have experienced evidence based practice at work. The institutions I’m at has changed the foley policy nevertheless, like countless nurses pulling a foley and given a patient lasix made no sense. This is where EBP came into play because, what is effective for nurses might not be healthier for the patients. The struggle to understand the different between EBP and primary research although, several nurses might feel they are the same entity and that the names remain interchangeable myself included.
Evidence based practice (EBP) is using the most current scientific evidence when making decisions about patient care. Evidence based nursing uses the best evidence available, combined with nursing expertise and preferences of the patient/family to create the best patient care possible (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2014). The definition of EBP continues to broaden in scope in order to include every approach to practice, and now includes both external and internal evidence involving clinical questions to achieve the desired patient outcome (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2014).
Evidence-based practice is important because it lets nurses know what they are doing, why they are doing it and how they can do it better based on scientific research. Then evidence-based practice is a process of professional learning, even in training the nurse must know how to ask the right questions, how to critically appraise evidence, how to make clinical decisions and how to solve the clinical problems. Then the evidence-based practice is not only required for the nurses to have knowledge but also the nurses need to use this knowledge to identify evidence to inform practice and how you might subsequently assimilate this
Mark Foust NU1210 Final Project: Evidenced-Based Practices in Nursing Due Date: November 19, 2014 The definition of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) is “professional understanding and action that is based on the thoughtful use of knowledge and information from available, reliable, and dependent sources” (Brown, 2002). The definition also includes the balance of
Best Evidence Based Practice of Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers “Evidence based practice is a process involving the examination and application of research findings or other reliable evidence that has been integrated with scientific theories” and taking into consideration the patient’s preferences and values (Schmidt & Brown, 2015, p.4). It is constructed from the three components of patient preferences, clinical judgment or expertise, and the best available evidence (Schmidt & Brown, 2015). Evidence based practice is an important tool to provide the highest quality of patient care, improve patient outcomes, and reduce patient care costs (Schmidt & Brown, 2015).