Assignment: Conscious Integration
Evidence-based practice is defined as the deliberate integration of best research evidence, clinical expertise, and patient values and needs in the delivery of high-quality, low-cost care.
Nurses can use a PICO format to better articulate their clinical questions and search for answers to those questions.
The IOWA model can be used to assist nurses in understanding how to find answers to clinical questions and in searching for those
Clinical practice guidelines are statements or recommendations that are systematically developed to link research and practice and serve as a guide for practitioners. They serve as a link between practice and research.
Magnet hospitals (or those that have achieved it) incorporate evidence-based practice into nursing care. THE IOWA MODEL MUST BE USED.
A total of four resources must be used.
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