Compare the link between research and evidence-based practice (EBP)
Research and evidence-based practice (EBP) is very similar since they both start with a question. Research is investigating that aims to answer a question about nursing phenomena. Research is the study that tests the question, to explore with unknown information. EBP is the collection of valid information, combined with clinical experience and an understanding of patient and family values (Sackett, Strauss, Richardson, Rosenburg, & Haynes, 2000). EBP appraises the literature for already completed study to find the best evidence to change practice. Not testing new information. Nurses have to evaluate and compare in order to improve clinical interventions. Basically, EBP is searching literature and translating into practice to see if it works.
Explain the importance of nursing research for the professional RN as the role care provider, manager, and practicing member of the profession.
Nurses are the key factor to maximizing evidence based care and improving patient care. Research helps nurses to provide the best possible care to their patients by advancing their knowledge and skills. Research allows for critical thinking and decision making and outlines the guidelines that nurses practice by. Research also helps to protect the nurses in the work place. Nurses, managers and practicing members of the profession all want better patient outcomes and do agree with EBP, the problem is time. Engaging nurses in the process of evidence based practice and improving patient care has huge payoff’s for all involved the nurse the patient, managers and organization. Research is everything to the nurse, manager and health profession. For example research conducted on nurse burnout and how it can effect the overall outcome