Evidence Based Practice (EBP)

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The profession of nursing has embraced evidence based practice (EBP) as evidence based care combines evidence from research, clinical experience, and patient preferences that help us to ensure that patient care is effective, considerate, and cost effective for facilities and the population served, while meeting the specific needs of each patient Research that leads to EBP tells nurses and health care providers what practices/treatments that work, what does not work, and with whom and where they work best.

An example of EBP is that the Affordable Car Act requires that all reimbursable treatments follow the guidelines and recommendations made by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF). The USPSTF recommendations are derived from
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