EBP matters. Terri Schmitt at Nurse Story has a frank and engaging post on evidence-based practice (EBP): “Translation of EBP: Why Creating Nurse Scientists is the Way to Improve Patient Outcomes.” Here’s what she promises to cover in it:
- Research is sometimes far removed from bedside nurses
- Research is COOL!
- Research is about PATIENTS and not fame/fortune of researcher
- Research is critical to practice and there are big gaps that nurses need to fill
- Bedside nurses may be the most crucial link in research ideas, translation, and practice.
(Shameless plug for related AJN content: See our recent, amazingly useful step-by-step CE series on how nurses can get involved in evidence-based practice.)
Plus a brief note on reader comments: we’ve been getting a lot of great comments lately on this blog, and we’re grateful for that. So thank you. A fair number of the comments were on posts from previous months, such as this post comparing U.S. and Australian health care systems. Is somebody by chance teaching a nursing course that requires students to leave thoughtful, respectful, engaged comments in the blogosphere? If so, bless you!—JM, senior editor/blog editor