Evidenced-Based Practice Responses to Papers 1, 2 and 3


Evidenced-BasedPractice: Responses to Papers 1, 2 and 3

Evidenced-BasedPractice: Responses to Papers 1, 2 and 3


Evidence-basedpractice (EBP) improves the clinical judgment of both experienced andnew nursing practitioners. Availability of evidence for variousclinical practices and guidelines makes EBP a crucial component ofdecision-making in the clinical setting (Fineout-Overholt,Williamson, Gallagher-Ford, Melnyk &amp Stillwell, 2011).According to Freeman,Lara, Courts, Wanzer &amp Bibb(2009), the drawbacks of EBP does not limit its efficacy andapplicability in advanced nursing. These setbacks include the limitednature of time and resources for supporting evidence-based practice,as well as shortage of evidence in advanced nursing practice.Generally, incorporating EBP in day-to-day operations in the clinicalsetting is important.


Nursescan overcome the barriers that inhibit the realization of fullbenefits of evidence-based practice. Identification of currentoutcomes is important in overcoming the barriers involved (Freeman,Lara, Courts, Wanzer &amp Bibb, 2009).More importantly, constant monitoring of unexpected outcomes is vitalin the process of developing better evidence-based practices invarious clinical settings. According to Melnykand Stillwell(2011), the reason for this is that nursing as a practice is adynamic field in which there is an open field for improvement.


Researchand practice are closely related issues. Freeman,Lara, Courts, Wanzer, and Bibb(2009) argued that clinical practice reflects past and currentresearch. For this reason, EBP has resulted inevidence-based-solutions to challenges in the clinical setting.Evidence-based research and practice reflect a wider improvement inclinical psychology. Nursing practitioners who use EBP guidelines areknown to have higher confidence compared to those who do not utilizesuch guidelines in professional nursing practice (Fineout-Overholtet al., 2011).In a bid to improve patient care, practitioners need to have a broadknowledge of EBP methodologies.


Freeman,S., Lara, G., Courts, M., Wanzer, L., &amp Bibb, S. (2009). Anevidence-based process for

evaluatinginfection control policies. AORN Journal, 89(3),489.Fineout-Overholt,E., Williamson, K., Gallagher-Ford, L., Melnyk, B., &amp Stillwell,S. (2011).

Followingthe evidence: Planning for sustainable change. The American JournalOf Nursing, 111(1), 54–60.