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NURS 3333: Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

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Another article series on Evidence-Based Practice:

  • Facchiano, L., & Snyder, C. H. (2012). Evidence-based practice for the busy nurse practitioner: Part one: Relevance to clinical practice and clinical inquiry process. Journal Of The American Academy Of Nurse Practitioners, 24(10), 579-586 8p. doi:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00748.x

  • Facchiano, L., & Snyder, C. H. (2012). Evidence-based practice for the busy nurse practitioner: Part two: Searching for the best evidence to clinical inquiries. Journal Of The American Academy Of Nurse Practitioners, 24(11), 640-648 9p. doi:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00749.x

  • Facchiano, L., & Snyder, C. H. (2012). Evidence-based practice for the busy nurse practitioner: Part three: Critical appraisal process. Journal Of The American Academy Of Nurse Practitioners, 24(12), 704-715 12p. doi:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00752.x

  • Facchiano, L., & Snyder, C. H. (2013). Evidence-based practice for the busy nurse practitioner: Part four: Putting it all together. Journal Of The American Association Of Nurse Practitioners, 25(1), 24-31 8p. doi:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2012.00751.x

Doing a title search for "Evidence-based practice for the busy nurse practitioner" in CINAHL will retrieve all four articles. Full-text is available.

What is Evidence-Based Practice?

"Evidence-based practice (EBP) is
a problem-solving approach to the delivery of health care 
that integrates the best evidence from studies and patient care data
with clinician expertise and patient preferences and values.
When delivered in a context of caring
and in a supportive organizational culture,
the highest quality of care and best patient outcomes can be achieved."

(Melnyk, Fineout-Overholt, Stillwell, & Williamson, 2009, p. 49).


 

Asking Clinical Questions

 "The PICOT format
provides an efficient framework for searching electronic databases,
one designed to retrieve only those articles
relevant to the clinical question."

(Melnyk, Fineout-Overholt, Stillwell, & Williamson, 2010, p. 52).

References

References:

Melnyk, B., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S., & Williamson, K. (2009). Evidence-based practice: step by step. Igniting a spirit of inquiry: an essential foundation for evidence-based practice: how nurses can build the knowledge and skills they need to implement EBP. American Journal Of Nursing, 109(11), 49-52 4p. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000363354.53883.58

Melnyk, B., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S., & Williamson, K. (2010). Evidence-based practice: step by step. The seven steps of evidence-based practice: following this progressive, sequential approach will lead to improved health care and patient outcomes. American Journal Of Nursing, 110(1), 51-53 3p. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000366056.06605.d2