Evidence-based practice is about integrating individual clinical expertise and patient preferences with the best external evidence to guide clinical decision making. With a few simple tools and some practice, your day-to-day practice can be more evidence based.
Discussion: Write a short summary (250 words) as to how you would facilitate making your own day-to-day practice more evidence based.
Identify research studies that would show evidence-based practice improvements in the nursing industry.
You are the Director of Nursing in an Oncology Unit in a large teaching medical center that is university-affiliated. You are concerned that the IV catheter insertion technique and orientation program currently being used with new registered nurses is not as effective as other methods.
How would you perform a systematic review of the evidence on this subject?
How would you design a new clinical practice guideline for the facility once the systematic review is complete?