Applying the best evidence to support nursing practice and generating new knowledge for use in practice are the hallmarks of excellence and allow practitioners to meet patient care quality and safety priorities. Although identifying a patient care problem comes easily to staff nurses, the process of clarifying the problem and channeling those ideas through to a practice change can be daunting for bedside nurses. This article provides guidance to staff nurses who want to identify a clinical problem and change practice.
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Columns| April 01 2012
So You Want to Change Practice: Recognizing Practice Issues and Channeling Those Ideas
Paula Lusardi, RN, PhD
Paula Lusardi is a critical care clinical nurse specialist at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Corresponding author: Paula Lusardi, rn, phd, Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA 01199 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Crit Care Nurse (2012) 32 (2): 55–64.
Paula Lusardi; So You Want to Change Practice: Recognizing Practice Issues and Channeling Those Ideas. Crit Care Nurse 1 April 2012; 32 (2): 55–64. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn2012899
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