The steps involved in EBP research include:
According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), nursing interventions should be practical, methodical decisions based on EBP research studies. EBP helps nurses determine an effective course of action for care delivery. It combines best practices from the latest medical literature with clinical experience and the values and preferences of the patients under treatment. This problem-solving approach to clinical practice encourages nurses to provide individualized patient care.
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