Contemporary health care demands better care for individuals with kidney disease. In the quest for the Triple Aim of health care - improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing per capita costs of health care - nephrology nurses can no longer afford to practice the way we have always done. Instead, it is critical to consider the best available evidence, personal expertise, and patient/family preference when engaging in clinical decision-making. This article provides the steps to develop an evidence-based project to address a clinical problem.
The purpose of this article is to discuss evidence-based practice and its use in nursing.