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J Nurs Adm. 2005 Jan;35(1):35-40.

Evidence-based practice: a practical approach to implementation.

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Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 525 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.

Abstract

Organizations often do not have processes in place to support nurses through a systematic approach for developing and evaluating nursing interventions, protocols, critical pathways, and policies that are derived from scientific evidence. The development of a framework to guide inquiry will have a positive impact on patients. This process may foster a higher level of professional engagement by nurses that may, in the long-term, help improve nurse retention and recruitment. The authors discuss a nursing evidence-based practice model and guidelines that were developed by a team of hospital and academic nurse leaders and is practical and easy to use. This model has been successfully implemented across the department of nursing as a strategic initiative. Results of the implementation have shown that staff nurses can effectively use this model with the help of knowledgeable mentors.

PMID:
15647668
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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