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What is EBP?
What does it incorporate?
It is a problem solving approach; a process.
Used to make clinical decisions.
Incorporates: scientific evidence, clinical expertise, Pt preferences.
What are some benefits of EBP?
- Improve care
- Better Pt outcomes
What are some barriers to EBP (i.e., lack of..)?
- Lack of:
Resistance to change
What are some goals of nursing research?
- Develops body of knowledge
- Professional credibility/accountability
- Documents cost effectiveness of care
What is the difference between Qualitative vs Quantitative research?
Qual: Based on people's behavior, thoughts, & perception; empirical investigation.
Quan: use of numbers to support facts.
What does the PICO format mean regarding the nurse's role in using EBP?
- P: patient/population
- I: interventions
- C: comparison
- O: outcome