Resourcing Evidence-Based Practice in Ambulatory Care Nursing

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Executive SummaryAmbulatory care nurses may benefit from not only developing knowledge and skills in evidence-based practice (EBP), but also in identifying and providing sufficient resources for EBP to be implemented and sustained.Organizations should select one of the five conceptual models available in the literature to guide development and implementation of EBP.Costs of implementing and sustaining EBP include expert consultation, facilitators, staff time, informati-cian time, and data management.Benefits of EBP include improvements in patient care quality and safety, as well as regulatory compliance and risk management.Resources supporting EBP include professional literature available via the Internet and databases or agencies, such as ARHQ, professional organizations, and funding through grants.

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