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What is Evidence-Based Practice? Print Page

The 5 Steps of EBP

Evidence-based practice consists of five steps:

ASSESS the patient

ASK a searchable clinical question

ACQUIRE the the best evidence to answer the question

APPRAISE the evidence

APPLY to the patient

Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step

A collection of articles from American Journal of Nursing developed to give nurses the knowledge and skills they need to implement EBP consistently, one step at a time.

Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step


    What is Evidence-Based Practice?

    Evidence-Based Practice is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values. (Sackett DL, Straus SE, Richardson WS, et al. Evidence-based medicine: how to practice and teach EBM. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.)

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