Evidence-informed nursing practice analyzes the best evidence available to make a clinical decision, considering the availability of resources, taking into account the values and wishes of the patient, and evaluating outcomes.
“Posing clinical questions also can help nurses identify and fill in gaps in knowledge, keep up with advances in clinical practice, and strengthen interactions with their peers, team members, and patients and their families”.
Analyzing the clinical situation
Asking a focused clinical question
Accessing the clinical research literature (i.e. the evidence
Appraising the best evidence you have found
Applying the evidence to the care of the patient
Assessing the effectiveness of care based on this evidence
Pre-appraised research evidence: resources that have undergone a filtering process to include only research of higher quality, and that are regularly updated so that the evidence is current.
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