Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

PNUR 143 - Concepts of Informatics in Practical Nursing - Hamsher

Faculty Librarian

Profile Photo
Kathleen Conley
she, her, hers
Contact:
Working Remotely
ksconley@hacc.edu
717-780-1186

Evidence-Based Practice

"The EBP process involves four steps.

  1. Converting clinical problems into answerable questions involves formulating either general (background) or care-specific (foreground) questions, such as the following: Background question – What is the effect of tobacco smoking on the circulatory system? Foreground question – Does clinician counseling result in a higher rate of smoking cessation among smokers in primary care practice than written materials?
  2. Locating best evidence with maximum efficiency involves information management skills including, especially, the use of electronic databases.
  3. Critically appraising evidence for its validity, importance, and usefulness involves application of specific criteria to determine the methodological rigor, significance, and generalizability of research findings.
  4. Integrating this appraisal with clinical expertise and patient values involves considering how research-based best evidence corresponds to clinicians' prior experiences and unique knowledge of both the patient and the situation."

Basic Nursing Concepts

Check out these popular book series!

Current Library Services