1. Dudley-Brown, Sharon PhD, RN, FNP-BC
  2. Ellett, Marsha DNS, RN

Article Content

Evidence-based practice (EBP) involves integrating clinical inquiry and expertise with the best available evidence from research, and is expected to be the basis for medical and nursing practice today. Implementing EBP, however, involves challenges, including individual and institutional, which include not enough time, support, or knowledge and skills in EBP. Results from a recent survey on the use of EBP by members of SGNA revealed that members are interested in knowledge of both the research process and EBP. In addition, the majority of nurses rated their skills in searching the literature as "novice". This workshop will present an overview of EBP and will provide specific instruction on skills such as asking a searchable, answerable clinical question using PICO and then searching for the evidence. Come with your clinical problems. Hands on practice in these skills will be provided.


Section Description

We are pleased to present the abstracts from sgna's 36th annual course, SGNA: your gateway to opportunity. The diversity of these topics certainly reflects the richness and breadth of our specialty. in keeping with the tradition of the annual course, we hope the following abstracts will encourage discussions for improving nursing practice and patient care outcomes.