The Importance Of Evidence Based Practice In Nursing

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Evidence based practice (EBP) is a significant component of nursing care. It provides a framework that involves scientific evidence, clinical expertise and patient values for nurses to ensure the use of the best of clinical decision (Phillips, 2015). According to the Reference Guide to the Syllabus of Subjects and Requirements for the Preparation of Registered Nurse of the Nursing Council of Hong Kong (2014), “Nursing is a caring, enabling, knowledge-based and competence-assessed profession which is dynamic in meeting the changing health needs of the society. The practice of nursing is client-focused and evidence-based.” Therefore education of basic knowledge in conducting research and EBP is involved in syllabus of a registered
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According to the research conducted Malik, McKenna, and Plummer (2015), 51% of participants practice referred to policies and protocols on a frequent basis, and 42% always used policies as a source of knowledge. In addition, it is common for nurses utilizing personal experience in practice but they seldom rely on journals or research. The insufficient of knowledge to determine the legitimacy of research findings would suppress the confidence to implement EBP in caring as they could not critique the research is validity or not. Besides, the ability of conceptualizing, analyzing collected data and the disseminating ability is also significant for conducting a study. Some senior nurses may also get difficulties in using electronic databases to access information of EBP as e-learning is still new to…show more content…
However, I have found that restraints are seldom used but pressure sensor is used by alarming patient is out of bed for fall prevention when I was having my nursing practicum in ShaTin Hospital, I have found that The long-lasting immobility restraint promotes typical complications such as muscle atrophy (Gastmans & Milisen, 2006), and injury or even death related to asphyxiation while strangulation (Mohr, Petti, & Mohr, 2003). Therefore the Fall and Restraint Reduction (FARR) team is established in ShaTin Hospital to conduct EBP researches to enhance patient rehabilitation with restraint- free care from 2005. (HA). The results were highly satisfactory as restraint rates decent from 32% to less than 1% in 5 years with no increase in fall rate in
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