Inside the program: EBP?Getting started

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, April 30, 2010

Nurses and other clinicians strive to provide the best care possible, and in today’s healthcare environment, evidence-based care is essential. Simply put, using evidence-based practice (EBP) makes sense.

So how do you get started? To fully integrate EBP into your organization and ensure all nursing practice is based on evidence, you need:

  • Administrative support
  • Knowledgeable mentors
  • Time to complete EBP projects
  • Accessible research reports and articles
  • Knowledge about the EBP process

Are you ready for the challenge? Although EBP takes commitment and resources such as time, effort, and dedication, the patient outcomes make it worthwhile. Every patient deserves care that is based on the best current scientific knowledge. Every nurse deserves to work in an environment in which EBP is supported and its results utilized.

Source: Quick E Pro: Evidence-Based Practice: A Guide for Nurses

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