Indexed on: 15 Feb '15Published on: 15 Feb '15Published in: Nursing Clinics of North America
Evidence based care (EBP) is imperative to the promotion of best practices. EBP forms the foundation for safe, efficient, and cost-effective patient management. It gives nurses the ability to implement care activities with proved outcomes and validate interventions from a database of sources. EBP not only has an impact on nursing practice but also affects theoretic models and care frameworks. It forms a foundation for professional care activities that use grounded protocols and guidelines and nursing education. This article includes resources to promote continued use of research evidence to guide in patient care areas.