By Shawn Kennedy, AJN interim editor-in-chief
Trying to get evidence-based practice (EBP) implemented in your hospital or nursing home? Running into problems or just not quite sure how to proceed? Well, AJN has the answer.
EBP should be the basis for any clinical practice. Since last November, AJN has published a series of articles by the faculty at Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s Center for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice. Articles are published every other month and are designed to take the reader, step-by-step, towards implementing EBP. The current article describes the beginning steps to appraising the evidence; or go here to read the first article and follow in sequence.
Listen to a podcast with series leaders Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN, and Ellen Fineout-Overholt, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, the authors of Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. And we’ll have a second “Ask the Authors” call in November (check our home page for details after November 1).