You hold the power
Bedside nurses can lead in implementing evidence-based practice
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By Meaghan O'Keeffe, BSN, RN
Are you a bedside nurse that feels powerless to effect change within your institution? Making an evidence-based practice change isn’t necessarily easy. Barriers such as a lack of time and or institutional support can get in the way of your efforts. But you do have the power to make significant changes in your workplace. Here’s how.
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Identify the problem
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Conduct a root cause analysis
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Conduct a literature review and/or collect institutional data
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Ensure thorough communication with leadership
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Communicate with staff
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Evaluate before and after
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What is EBP?
The integration of clinical expertise, patient values and the best research evidence into the decision-making process for patient care.
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BEST RESEARCH EVIDENCE
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CLINICAL EXPERTISE
Source: David Sackett, et. al
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Meaghan O'Keeffe, BSN, RN, is a freelance writer.
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Hold the power for change
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Use your critical thinking skills to continue to reevaluate evidence and adjust EBP, if necessary.
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