Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

Authors:  Mrs. Pallavi Mangrule-Kolapkar

VIMS Health Sci Journal:  2014, 1 (3) | Abstract | pdf PDF Full Article | DOI:

ABSTRACT:

Nurses work in a variety of settings, including the hospital, the classroom, the community health department, the business sector, home health care, and the laboratory. Although each role carries different responsibilities, the primary goal of a professional nurse remains the same: to be the client’s advocate and provide optimal care on the basis of evidence obtained through research. To affect better patient outcomes, new knowledge must be transformed into clinically useful forms, effectively implemented across the entire care team within a systems context, and measured in terms of meaningful impact on performance and health outcomes. Evidence-based nursing is one approach that may enable nurses to manage the explosion of new literature and technology and ultimately may result in improved patient outcomes. It is an ongoing process by which evidence, nursing theory and the practitioners’ clinical expertise are critically evaluated and considered, in conjunction with patient involvement, to provide delivery of optimum nursing care for the individual. Barriers to this may include lack of knowledge regarding evidence-based practice strategies; uncertainty or skepticism that evidence-based practice will result in better patient outcomes than traditional care; lack of time and resources to search for and appraise evidence; organizational constraints, such as lack of administrative support; and peer pressure to continue practices. While nurses can be taught how to implement evidence-based practice at the bedside, ongoing support is necessary from nursing administration. This support is critical in facilitating an evidence-based practice culture within the healthcare facility.

 Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Pallavi Mangrule-Kolapkar , Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing,, VIMSHSJ,(2014),1(3)

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Pallavi Mangrule-Kolapkar,(2014), Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, VIMS Health Science Journal(VIMSHSJ),1(3)

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Pallavi Mangrule-Kolapkar,(2014), Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, VIMS Health Science Journal(VIMSHSJ),1(3)