Evidence-Based Practice Network

Understanding Evidence-Based Practice

Evidence-based practice involves the incorporation of three components to improve outcomes and quality of life. External evidence includes systematic reviews, randomized control trials, best practice, and clinical practice guidelines that support a change in clinical practice. Internal evidence includes health care institution based quality improvement projects, outcome management initiatives, and clinical expertise. Accounting for patient preferences and values is the third component of this critical equation.
Research + Clinical Expertise + Patient Preference = EBP

The articles below will help you understand the true meaning of evidence-based practice and why it is so important to incorporate all three components. It is not enough to base practice on one research study. A critical analysis of available research, putting the findings in the context of your organization, and adding the perspectives and judgment of clinicians and patients is imperative for true evidence-based practice.

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 From best evidence to best practice
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, September/October 2017

 Strategies to heighten EBP engagement
Nursing Management, February 2017

 Defining and Understanding Pilot and Other Feasibility Studies
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, March 2017

 Improving the Use of Evidence-Based Practice and Research Utilization Through the Identification of Barriers to Implementation in a Critical Access Hospital
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, January2017

 The sacred cow project: Is your practice “udderly” out of date?
Nursing2016, November 2016

 Exploring Evidence-Based Practice Research
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, August 2014

 The Systematic Review: An Overview
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, March 2014

 Get To Know Research Terms
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, April 2014

 To Make Your Case, Start With A PICOT Question
Nursing2014, February 2014

 Evidence-Based Practice: The Cochrane Nursing Care Corner
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, February 2014

 Clinical Inquiry: How to Find and Evaluate Pertinent Research
AACN Advanced Critical Care, December 2013

 Evidence-based nursing: Practice models: A concept analysis
Nursing Management, October 2013

 Evidence-based nursing: Clinical and operational collaboration in value analysis
Nursing Management, September 2013

 Insights: Why Does Translational Research Matter to Cancer Nursing Researchers?
Cancer Nursing, August 2013

 Managing Complex Research Datasets Using Electronic Tools: A Meta-Analysis Exemplar
CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, June 2013

 Anatomy of an evidence-based policy
Nursing2013, June 2013

 Evidence-based nursing: Finding the way to evidence-based practice
Nursing Management, May 2013

 Awareness of Evidence-Based Practices Alone Does Not Translate to Implementation: Insights From Implementation Research
Quality Management in Health Care, June 2013

  Interpreting and Using Meta-Analysis in Clinical Practice
Orthopaedic Nursing, April 2013

  Evidence-based nursing: The triad of excellence: Acuity, accuracy, approval
Nursing Management, April 2013

  Using Research to Advance Nursing Practice: Comparative Research Design: A Guide for the Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, April 2013

 Evidence-Based Practice in Hospice: Is Qualitative More Appropriate Than Quantitative?
Home Healthcare Nurse, April 2013

 Science and Practice Aligned Within Nursing: Structure and Process for Evidence-Based Practice
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, April 2013

  Creative Approaches to Increasing Hospital-Based Nursing Research
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, February 2013

  National Survey of Hospital Nursing Research, Part 1: Research Requirements and Outcomes
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, January 2013

  National Survey of Hospital Nursing Research, Part 2: Facilitators and Hindrances
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, January 2013

  Spotlight on Research: Setting Up a Clinical Study: Get Ready, Set, and Go
Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, December 2012

  Barriers to Implementing Evidence-Based Practice Remain High for U.S. Nurses
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, December 2012

  Using Research to Advance Nursing Practice: How Many Subjects Do I Need in My Research Sample?
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, December 2012

 Engaging Nurses in Research Utilization
Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, October 2012

 The State of Evidence-Based Practice in US Nurses: Critical Implications for Nurse Leaders and Educators
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, September 2012

 Teaching Strategies: The Evidence-Based Practice Course as an Opportunity for Writing
Nurse Educator, August 2012

 Cochrane Nursing Care Corner: Formulating a Clinical Question
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, August 2012

 Evidence-Based Nursing: Do you know the way to excellence?
Nursing Management, July 2012

 Nursing the future: Evidence-based research in nurse education
PACEsetterS, June 2012

 Evidence-based nursing: Got accountability? Increasing data transparency
Nursing Management, June 2012

 Evidence-Based Practice: Cost-Benefit of Large System Implementation
Quality Management in Health Care, June 2012

 Evidence-based nursing: The EBP rollout process
Nursing Management, May 2012

 Overcoming Barriers to Implementing Evidence-Based Practice: A Collaboration Between Academics and Practice
Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, April 2012 

 Evidence-based nursing: Delivering on the promise of EBP
Nursing Management, April 2012

 Planning for Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, April 2012

 Why Do We Worship P < .05?
Quality Management in Health Care, March 2012

RESEARCH CORNER: Your role in protecting research participants

Nursing2012, January 2012

Evidence and the Executive: Guiding Implementation Frameworks and Resources for Evidence Translation
JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, December 2011

Research Corner: When and How to Evaluate Interrater Reliability of Patient Assessment Tools
AACN Advanced Critical Care, December 2011

A Taste of Nursing Research: An Interactive Program Introducing Evidence-Based Practice and Research to Clinical Nurses
Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, November/December 2011
Research Rounds: Understanding P values
Nursing2011 Critical Care, November 2011

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