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Evidence-Based Practice: Assess

Self-Assessment

Assess your performance in following the EBP process in terms of the following:

  • Asking the answerable clinical question;
  • Acquiring (i.e., searching) for the best evidence;
  • Appraising the evidence critically;
  • Applying the evidence by integrating it with your clinical expertise, and your patients' values and preferences.

Reference
Straus, S. E., Glasziou, P., Richardson, W. S., Haynes, R. B., Pattani, R., & Veroniki, A. A. (2019). Evidence-based medicine: How to practice and teach EBM (5th ed.). Elsevier. (UH Manoa Hamilton E-book)

Assessing the Application of Evidence-Based Practice

In addition to assessing one's own performance in the evidence-based practice process, individuals and organizations need to evaluate any evidence-based practice change using process and outcome measures. The assessment would establish how the change is being implemented,  if expected outcomes are being achieved, provide feedback about the change in practice, and determine if the new practice should be retained, modified, or eliminated.

Reference
Titler, M. G. (2018). Developing an evidence-based practice. In: G. LoBiondo-Wood & J. Haber (Eds.), Nursing research: Methods and critical appraisal for evidence-based practice (9th ed., pp. 383-405). Elsevier. (UH Manoa Hamilton RT81.5 .N8665 2018)

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