There are 4 basic steps in Evidence Based Practice* •Step 1 - Convert your information need into an answerable question •Step 2 - Find the best evidence •Step 3 - Appraise search results for validity and usefulness •Step 4 - Apply the findings to your clinical practice and evaluate your professional performance
The basic aim of this tutorial is to walk you through these steps in an effort to make the process easier and more understandable for you.
The goal of this guide is to serve as an introduction to Evidence Based Nursing. UNC HSL librarians performed literature and web searching to discover useful articles and web resources about evidence based practice targeted for nursing professionals and students.
While it is not intended to serve strictly as a teaching module on EBN, the resources mentioned and the site layout may be helpful for those desiring to learn more about the topic and may be a useful starting point in the creation of a more expansive and in-depth teaching tutorial.
Date: January 21, 2014; Source: Ohio State University
Summary: Researchers have come up with an answer for health care systems and professionals struggling with how to most effectively adopt evidence-based practice in their clinical settings. They've developed evidence-based practice competencies for nurses.