Title

Evidence-based practice and school nursing

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

10-1-2005

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Sch Nurs

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The Journal of school nursing

PubMed ID

16262436

Abstract

School nurses need to demonstrate that their practice is based on the best evidence available, which is usually data obtained from research. Evidence-based practice involves combining the best evidence available with nursing expertise and patient and family preferences to determine optimum care. Evidence-based practice guidelines are developed by carefully reviewing the available evidence on a topic and synthesizing this information into recommendations for practice. This article defines evidence-based practice and best evidence, describes the development of evidence-based practice guidelines, discusses factors that affect the use of research and evidence-based practice guidelines in school nursing, and reviews current sources of evidence-based practice guidelines for school nurses. Strategies that school nurses can use to incorporate evidence into their practice are discussed. One recommendation is that school nurses partner with nurse leaders and nurse researchers to develop evidence-based practice guidelines relevant to school nurse practice.

Keywords

Diffusion of Innovation, Evidence-Based Medicine, Humans, Internet, Practice Guidelines as Topic, School Nursing/standards, United States

Published Article/Book Citation

The Journal of school nursing, 21:5 (2005) pp.258-265.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/969