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age of the patient or presence of a condition that may require the services of a specialist; this term has now largely been replaced by the term family practice.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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In 2002, Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing, developed a position statement on evidence-based practice This paper describes how important it is for nurses to be able to access, evaluate, integrate, and use "best practices" to promote patient safety The document was revised in 2005 and is available at http://www.
It also brought education into the broader evidence-based practice movement that started in medicine and has spread across a number of human service disciplines.

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