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Nursing Research Guide for NUR/NURC2241

Research guide for finding sources for Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing

What is Evidence-Based Practice?

According to Melnyk, Fineout-Overholt, et al, evidence-based practice is "a problem-solving approach to the delivery of health care that integrates the best evidence from well-designed studies and patient care data, and combines it with patient preferences and values and nurse expertise".

Melnyk, B., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S., & Williamson, K. (2010). Evidence-based practice: step by step. The seven steps of evidence-based practice. American Journal Of Nursing, 110(1), 51-53. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000366056.06605.d2

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Evidence-Based Practice Video

Video from James McCormack (time 4:21) (Standard YouTube License)

Evidence-Based Practice Tutorial

Evidence-Based Practice Steps

  1. Ask a clinical question in PICO format

  2. Acquire the evidence

  3. Appraise the evidence

  4. Apply the evidence to clincal practice