Achieving Competencies for Nursing Practice. A Handbook for by Sheila Reading

By Sheila Reading

This e-book will supply examples to nursing scholars to permit an inventive and cutting edge knowing of the way the potential could be established within the many contexts the place perform happens with contributors, teams or almost certainly groups.

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3 Search and select the best available evidence to answer your question. 4 Appraise that evidence, synthesize and summarize: translate into recommendations or guidelines. 5 Apply the evidence in practice, taking account of patient preference and local organizational context. 6 Evaluate the result of the use of that evidence. 7 Disseminate the evidence to others. Creating evidence It is possible that you may choose to undertake some research yourself either as part of a research module or for an honours component within your degree, or indeed at a later stage in your professional career.

Evidence-based practice first came to the fore during the 1970s and one of the most quoted definitions is: the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. The practice of evidence based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research. (Sackett et al. 1996: 71) This definition captures a broad overview of the key considerations of how evidence should be used to inform practice.

In conclusion We hope you will find this a helpful and constructive book as you develop your graduate thinking, analysis of evidence and application of your knowledge and skills to the quality care that you learn to provide to patients. It is our intention in writing this book that your development as professionals will ultimately lead you to provide a high standard of evidence-based care to the patients you care for. We wish you well. Sheila Reading and Brian Webster 1 The importance of evidence-based professional nursing practice Sheila Reading and Brian Webster Introduction The concept of evidence-based practice underpins contemporary health care.

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