Discussion week 8 – nurs 6052 | NURS 6052 – Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice | Walden University
EBP is a healthcare approach that takes into account the latest research findings, clinical knowledge and preferences of patients to make clinical decisions. EBP plays a crucial role in providing high-quality care that is safe and effective.
For healthcare providers to implement EBP they should use a systematic method that includes:
- Clinical questions are formulated by formulating specific patient-care related questions that can be addressed with the most current evidence.
- The search for evidence involves a thorough review of the available information, using resources such as journals, databases and clinical practice guides.
- Critically appraising evidence: This involves evaluating the quality of the evidence, including its validity, reliability, and applicability to the patient’s individual circumstances.
- Integrating evidence with clinical expertise and patient values: This involves using the evidence to inform clinical decision-making, while also considering the healthcare provider’s clinical expertise and the patient’s values and preferences.
- Evaluating outcomes: This involves monitoring the patient’s progress and evaluating the effectiveness of the intervention, while also considering the patient’s satisfaction and quality of life.
EBP promotes patient-centered health care, and improves outcomes. It helps healthcare providers make informed clinical decisions, based on the best available evidence, while also considering the patient’s individual needs and preferences. In implementing EBP, health care providers are able to provide more efficient and effective healthcare, as well as enhancing patient safety.