Evidence Based Practice Essay
"Doing the right things right" (Craig & Smyth, 2002, p.4)
Used to improve the experiences associated with health care and illness
Early examples o Infection control (aseptic technique) o DVT (deep vein thrombosis) prevention
Development of the EBP Concept
Began with medicine o Archie Cochran, a British epidemiologist in 1972 published a book criticizing the medical profession for not reviewing medical research studies o Believed that the strongest evidence came from RCT (randomized clinical trials). RCT are the most strict kind of research design.
A RCT has to have three things:
Experimental group o Founded the Cochran Foundation in …show more content…
Example: how does acetaminophen work to effect fever?
Example: how do hemodynamics differ with positioning? o Outcome of interest diagnosis.
Foreground questions can be answered from scientific evidence about diagnosing, treating, or assisting patients. These focus on specific knowledge. These questions build on