Evidence-based practice is an expected core competency of all health care clinicians regardless of discipline. Use of evidence-based practice means integrating the best research with clinical expertise and patient values to achieve optimal health outcomes. Evidence-based practice requires nurses to access and appraise evidence rapidly before integrating it into clinical practice. Role modeling and integrating the skills necessary to develop evidence-based practice into clinical and nonclinical courses is an important part in developing positive attitudes toward evidence-based practice, an essential first step to using evidence to guide practice decisions. The step-by-step approach to evidence-based practice proposed by Melnyk and colleagues provides an excellent organizing framework for teaching strategies specifically designed to facilitate nurses’ knowledge and skill development in evidence-based practice.
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Academic Education| June 01 2012
Teaching Strategies to Support Evidence-Based Practice
Charlene A. Winters, PhD, ACNS-BC;
Charlene A. Winters is an associate professor at the College of Nursing, Montana State University, Missoula, Montana.
Corresponding author: Charlene A. Winters, phd, acns-bc, Montana State University, College of Nursing, Missoula Campus, 32 Campus Dr, #7416, Missoula, MT 59812-7416 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Crit Care Nurse (2012) 32 (3): 49–54.
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Charlene A. Winters, Rebecca Echeverri; Teaching Strategies to Support Evidence-Based Practice. Crit Care Nurse 1 June 2012; 32 (3): 49–54. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn2012159
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