Nursing

Make EBP as easy as 1-2-3

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, Best practice: Make EBP as easy as 1-2-3, September 22, 2009

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges in conducting evidence-based practice (EBP) projects is learning how to search the literature, but there are a variety of ways nurses can approach this challenge. Asking a librarian or an educator to explain how to conduct literature searches gives an overview and understanding of the process. Doing a computer-based, real-time search together builds confidence in the process of searching electronic resources.

If your organization has partnered with a local college, you can take advantage of the facilities made available to them. If there is no dedicated medical or nursing library readily available in your area, the local community library may have resources, such as PubMed.

Source: HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, September issue. Don't have a subscription? Take a look at the benefits of becoming a member of HCPro's Resource Center for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.

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