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Evidence-Based Nursing

How to Find the Best Evidence to Answer Your Question

Frame Your Question

  • Patient or problem: Describe your patient or the problem- be specific!
  • Intervention: Could be treatment, cause, prognostic factor, etc
  • Comparison Intervention (not always: Could be standard therapy, no intervention, etc.)
  • Outcome(s): Could be the desired outcome, or could be the result not desired

Search for the Evidence

Step 1: Evidence Based Practice Databases

Step 2: Guidelines

Step 3: "The Literature"

Step 4: Textbooks

Appraise the Evidence

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