1. Samantha Chanel De Vera Posted Date Jun 16, 2022, 3:27
Samantha Chanel De VeraPosted DateJun 16, 2022, 3:27 PMUnreadImplementing evidence-
based practice (EBP) is essential for ensuring high-quality health care at minimum cost.
Although all nurses are responsible for implementing EBP at an individual patient level,
nurse practitioners as clinical leaders have additional responsibilities in leading and
collaborating with transdisciplinary teams to implement EBP across patient groups and
embed practice change into routine care(Clarke et al., 2021). This form of practice is
essential for nurses as well as the nursing profession as it offers a wide variety of benefits: It
helps nurses to build their own body of knowledge, minimize the gap between nursing
education, research, and practice, standardize nursing practices, improve clinical patient
outcomes, improve the quality of healthcare, and decrease healthcare costs. Thus, clinical
decision-making by nurse practitioners should be based on the best and most up-to-date
available research evidence. Evidence-based practice is a clinical decision-making process
in which clinicians use theory-derived, research-based knowledge to inform their decisions
about care delivery. Consideration of individual needs, preferences, and resources is also
included(Steinberg, 2017). Few clinicians have the time to consistently read medical
journals, identify relevant new research, and critically appraise new studies to determine if
they should be incorporated into one’s practice. “Push” information resources are resources
that send content out to their users on a regular basis(Steinberg, 2017). Other ways to
integrate evidence-based inquiry are attending conferences or even being part of an
organization that has continued education regarding EBP. EBP strategies allow nurse
practitioners and other health care providers to translate research findings into clinical
practice. With efficient literature-searching skills and applying formal rules of evidence in
evaluating research findings, providers can use existing scientific knowledge in their clinical
practice for each patient. Hence, this can improve patient experience, improve population
health outcomes, and decrease health care costs(Clarke et al., 2021).ReferencesClarke, V.,
Lehane, E., Mulcahy, H., & Cotter, P. (2021). Nurse’s practitioner implentation of evidence-
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