evidence-based practice


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practice

 [prak´tis]
the exercise of a profession.
collaborative practice communication, sharing, and problem solving between the physician and nurse as peers; this pattern of practice also implies a shared responsibility and accountability for patient care.
differentiated practice the use of nursing staff in an acute care setting according to their expertise and qualifications.
evidence-based practice provision of health care that incorporates the most current and valid research results.
family practice the medical specialty of a family physician, concerned with the planning and provision of comprehensive primary health care, regardless of age or sex, on a continuing basis. Called also family medicine.
general practice old term for comprehensive medical care regardless of age of the patient or presence of a condition that may require the services of a specialist; this term has now largely been replaced by the term family practice.
nursing practice see nursing practice.

evidence-based practice

the practice of health care in which the practitioner systematically finds, appraises, and uses the most current and valid research findings as the basis for clinical decisions. The term is sometimes used to denote evidence-based medicine specifically but can also include other specialties, such as evidence-based nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry.

evidence-based practice

The practice of medicine based on information gathered by a systematic and critical review of published literature. Evidence-based practice promotes decision-making that reflects best-available information, rather than clinical experience and perceptions of therapeutic efficacy, which can be inaccurate.

ev·i·dence-based prac·tice

(ev'i-dĕns-bāst prak'tis)
The formulation of treatment decisions by using the best available research evidence and integrating this evidence with the practitioner's skill and experience.
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This survey is the second time OSU CON has collaborated with Elsevier Clinical Solutions to provide insights for leaders on how to advance evidence-based practice for healthcare.
An advanced educational program promoting evidence-based practice.
Complete with a database of more than 270 evidence-based care plans, including reference links to online resources of current best practices, quality and safety measures, treatments, drug information and diagnostic tests, ProVation Care Plans allows hospitals to drive clinical consensus on standards of care and extend the reach of evidence-based practice across the organization.
The average age of nurses is 47, and they were educated at a time when evidence-based practice was not well integrated into educational programs.
Evidence-based practice provides the foundation for safe care, leading to increased effectiveness and efficiency, timeliness, and more appropriate focus of research-based data within the framework of the patient's current situation and needs.
Within the medical profession, evidence-based practice has been defined as a decision-making process informed by three distinct sources of influence: (1) the best available evidence, (2) clinical expertise and (3) client values (Institute of Medicine, 2001; Sackett, Rosenberg, Gray, Haynes, & Richardson, 1996; Sackett, Straus, Richardson, Rosenberg, & Haynes, 2000).
Within the CNSCIs, the nursing scientists use the Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice framework (1) to assess the strength of the evidence supporting nursing practice changes.
By its nature, the definition and promotion of evidence-based practice has implications for design, funding, and conduct of treatment.
Additionally, access to resources and managers who do not support evidence-based practice contribute to the obstacles (Cameron, et al.
Evidence-based practice has been described as a problem-solving approach to clinical practice that integrates a systematic search for and critical appraisal of the most relevant evidence to answer a burning clinical question, one's own expertise, patient preferences, and values (Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2005).
This chapter includes information about how evidence-based practice fits with the client-centred ideology and how to communicate effectively with patients about evidence and evidence-based practice.
of Colorado) provide a guide for healthcare organizations to the design and implementation of evidence-based practice systems.

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