Inside the program: Evidence-based practice?Getting the resources you need

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, May 5, 2010

Creating a culture in which everyone can participate in evidence-based practice (EBP) projects requires resources, such as subscriptions to electronic journals and databases, access to computers and the Internet, and release time to work on projects and to serve on evidence-based councils. Evidence-based projects rarely occur without the combined expertise of a group of clinicians who can readily access the literature and who have the time to work on a specific project. Therefore, some first steps to developing an evidence-based culture need to be assessing the accessibility of electronic resources and computers and developing a plan to get the resources you need.

Creating a culture of EBP requires administrative buy-in and support. Take some time to evaluate your facility and determine what initiatives could be introduced in a timely and effective manner.

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

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