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Awesome post! Evidence Based Practice (EBP) is an important learning tool that can be
used in clinical settings to promote awareness among patients (Buysse, et al, 2012). This model
involves Evidence-Informed Decision Making, which to me is a vital method that healthcare
practioners should be equipped with for effective integration of quality research evidence and
with information regarding clinical context, preferences, and resource.
Nurses should establish proper avenues promote clinical excellence during their practice
(Schneider, et al, 2013). Such avenues will help them collect vital evidence that they can use in
making brilliant decisions. For instance, the author of this post has chosen going through the
documents of admitted children and finding out how many are immunized, collecting parents
opinions and feedbacks on immunization, documenting parental education on immunization, and
monitoring any patients that could have been admitted for preventable diseases.
With this information, the nurse will be in a better position of determining the quality
outcomes of the immunization that children receive in their clinic, what factors make some
parents not to present or delay presenting their children for immunization, and the prevalence of
preventable diseases in the surrounding region. Positive interventions will then be undertaken to
ensure that the diseases have been eliminated and the public has sufficient knowledge regarding
Healthcare officials not only prescribe, administer, and monitor patients but also are
actively involved in research that promotes quality healthcare delivery and positive patient
outcomes (Buysse, et al, 2012). For instance, they can use the change model to determine what
needs to be changed, uncovering appropriate evidence on the subject matter, and scrutinizing the
According to Bright et al. clinical settings play a central role in providing research data
(Bright, et al, 2012). The data is filled and updated accordingly in computers and therefore, it is
easily accessible for research. For instance, a research on poor antibiotic efficacy can be
conducted. Data on previous drug and medical histories of patients can be obtained from hospital
computers; the nurse should also enquire on patient compliance, and educate the patient on
importance of drug compliance. This will aid in preventing antibiotic resistance which arises due
to mutation of bacteria as a result of non-compliance and medical errors (Li, et al, 2015). After
putting in place suitable interventions, the nurse should follow and confirm the progress of the
Bright, T. J., Wong, A., Dhurjati, R., Bristow, E., Bastian, L., Coeytaux, R. R., … & Wing, L.
(2012). Effect of clinical decision-support systems: a systematic review. Annals of
internal medicine, 157(1), 29-43.
Buysse, V., Winton, P. J., Rous, B. E. T. H., Epstein, D. J., & Lim, C. I. (2012). Evidence-based
practice. Zero Three, 32, 25-29.
Li, X. Z., Plésiat, P., & Nikaido, H. (2015). The challenge of efflux-mediated antibiotic
resistance in Gram-negative bacteria. Clinical microbiology reviews, 28(2), 337-418.
Schneider, Z., & Whitehead, D. (2013). Nursing and midwifery research: Methods and appraisal
for evidence-based practice. Elsevier Australia.