evidenced based nursing

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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 clinical experience, proven evidence from scientific studies with patient input. This input from patients will incorporate their culture, values and other preferences.. Evidence Based Practice is a fluent process that requires nurses to be current and correct on information as it pertains to their daily practice. The intent of EBP is to improve the quality of the care that is…show more content…
Patient centered care is just as it sounds, care that places the patient first. There are many advantages to patient centered care for the child in the hospital. The main benefit is continuity of care. Patient centered care also increases nursing autonomy. In turn, it assists with relationships between the patient and nurse as well as the other health team members involved in the patient’s care. Patients and families are able to develop a trusting relationship with the nurse who in turn makes it easier for the patient to recover and be happier during their stay in the hospital. Patient centered care seems to be more effective when teaching the patient as well. It allows the patient and family to be involved in their health care. This makes them more willing and compliant to continue on their regimens and get better sooner. The primary role of a pediatric nurse is to deliver developmentally-appropriate patient-centered care. Pediatric nurses must truly understand that kids of different ages have different developmental abilities and skills, which is necessary for ensuring proper care. It’s important for pediatric nurses to understand the particular needs of children and how those needs change throughout each developmental stage- infancy, toddlerhood, preschool age, adolescence, etc. Additionally, being able to communicate appropriately with children and their guardians is a key
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