Evidence Based Practice is a research method integrating clinical expertise and current best evidence into the decision making process for patient care.
The Evidence Based Practice approach follows these steps:
- Convert the need for information into a focused clinical question using the PICO format
- Search for the best evidence
- Critically appraise the evidence
- Integrate evidence with clinical expertise and patient values (answering your question or making a decision about how to treat a patient)
The following YouTube playlist shows you how to conduct an Evidence Based Practice search, including formulating a PICO question from a clinical scenario and searching in Health databases.