Post a thoughtful response to at least two (2) other colleagues’ initial postings. Responses to colleagues should be supportive and helpful (examples of an acceptable comment are: “This is interesting – in my practice, we treated or resolved (diagnosis or issue) with (x, y, z meds, theory, management principle) and according to the literature…” and add supportive reference. Avoid comments such as “I agree” or “good comment.”
- Identify types of research questions to be studied with qualitative methods
- Describe the steps in making a clinical decision based on evidence
- Response posts: Minimum of one (1) total reference: one (1) from peer-reviewed or course materials reference per response.
- Response posts: Minimum 100 words excluding references.
Evidence-based practice is an essential part of providing safe, quality patient care in nursing. It involves the collection, evaluation, and integration of valid research evidence, combined with clinical expertise and an understanding of patient and family values and preferences, to inform clinical decision making (LoBiondo-Wood & Haber, 2006). The purpose of this post is to discuss a situation in my current practice as a staff RN where evidence-based practice has been applied.