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NU 708: Evidence-Based Practice & Quality Improvement: Home

Guide to resources of use to students in NU 708

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Selected Journal Articles

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What is Evidence Based Practice?

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a problem-solving approach to the delivery of health care that integrates the best evidence from studies and patient care data with clinician expertise and patient preferences and values.
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Melnyk, B. M., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S. B., & Williamson, K. M. (2010). The seven steps of evidence-based practice: following this progressive, sequential approach will lead to improved health care and patient outcomes. American Journal Of Nursing, (1), 51.

Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step

Hierarchy of Evidence

Level I: Evidence from a systematic review or meta-analysis of all relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs)
Level II: Evidence obtained from well-designed Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs)
Level III: Evidence obtained from well-designed controlled trials without randomization
Level IV: Evidence from well-designed case-control and cohort studies
Level V: Evidence from systematic reviews of descriptive and qualitative studies
Level VI: Evidence from a single descriptive or qualitative study
Level VII: Evidence from the opinion of authorities and/or reports of expert committees

Melnyk, B. M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2015). Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: a guide to best practice. Philadelphia, PA : Wolters Kluwer, [2015]..

Web Resources

Finding Evidence PowerPoint Presentation

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Journals

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