EBP Policies & Procedures
In order to demonstrate the support of nursing administration and promote an evidence-based practice (EBP) culture, it is essential that all nursing policies and procedures are evidence-based. The evidence base should be included on the policy itself. These samples provide examples of how to accomplish this. Additional readings are also provided.
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Evidence-Based Practice Policy & Procedure Day
January 22, 2008: The Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Committee facilitated two "Policy & Procedure" days at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. The purpose of the days were two-fold: to introduce the evidence-based practice process using the Iowa Model and revise nursing policies to reflect current evidence. Both days started with a presentation on the components of the Iowa Model and the objectives of the day. The main purposes of the EBP committee are to educate and to guide nursing staff in the Evidence-Based knowledge process of clinical decision-making, clinical expertise, patient values, and best research evidence, while…