When reviewing a clinical practice guideline (CPG) or systematic review (SR) with practice recommendations, you’ll notice two scales that are used in conjunction with each practice recommendation offered: a levels of evidence scale and a grading scale. I talked about levels of evidence (LOE) hierarchies in last week’s post. This
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In evidence-based practice (EBP), we talk a lot about “Levels of Evidence.” You will see levels of evidence (LOE) ratings on critically appraised topics or synopses of original research, or in the methodology section or evidence table of a clinical practice guideline or systematic review. But what does an LOE
Whether you’ve got a research paper to write or you are looking for best evidence for a specific intervention, you’ve got to search for the evidence to make or back up your arguments, right? Presumably, you’ve answered your background questions and have your foreground question in a PICO format.
In recent weeks, I presented an overview of what the three components of evidence-based practice (best evidence, clinical expertise, and patient preferences) really mean to the evidence-based practitioner. In this post, I’m going to present an overview of the evidence-based practice process, also known as the “A’s” – this post
To be an evidence-based practitioner one must find the best evidence available, include one’s clinical expertise as an additional source of evidence, and then incorporate patient preferences and values into a recommendation for care. A few weeks ago I talked about EBP in general terms. I deconstructed the major components
Two weeks ago, I introduced the topic of evidence-based practice (EBP) and defined it as the integration of best evidence, clinical expertise, and patient preferences for clinical decision-making. Last week, I talked about the concept of “best evidence” and how nurses apply best evidence in practice. This post will deep
Last week I introduced the topic of evidence-based practice or EBP. The evolution of EBP into the healthcare mindset, as opposed to traditional or authority-based practice, has been gradual, but is now part of the healthcare vernacular and, indeed, accepted as the way that modern healthcare clinicians should be practicing
Regardless of when you went to nursing school, you’ve heard the term, evidence-based practice or evidence-based nursing, in your clinical or professional practice. Evidence-based practice may even be a part of your job description — but do you really understand what it means to base your nursing practice on evidence?