How do we provide evidence-based practice during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic?

A Mary Beth Flynn Makic, PhD, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, replies:

In some ways the COVID-19 pandemic is uncharted water in health care, yet in other ways it is not. Ensuring that we seek and rely on credible sources to guide nursing care during a pandemic is essential to combat fear and hysteria. Evidence is evolving quickly during this time, but we must rely on evidence that is based in science to effectively treat patients and keep health care professionals safe. Evidence is available to guide essential elements of care that nurses and other health care professionals deliver. As acute and critical care nurses, we know how to treat acute respiratory disorders, safely practice isolation procedures, manage the safe delivery of complex medication protocols, communicate with patients and families to ensure they understand the exceptional care that...

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