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Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: Process Steps

This guide provides principles and resources for using evidence-based practice research in nursing and medicine.

5 Steps of the Evidence-based Practice Process

There are 5 steps used in the evidence-based processes. These 5 steps include:

  • Ask: formulate an answerable clinical question.
  • Acquire: search the literature to find the best evidence.
  • Appraise: look at evidence for its value and usefulness.
  • Apply: integrate the results into your clinical practice.
  • Assess: evaluate the effectiveness of the outcomes.

Evidence-based practice process