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Evidence-Based Practice: What is EBP?


EBP Cycle

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EBP Process

Evidence-Based Practice begins and ends with the patient.

ASK                 Formulate a structured question based on patient problem

ACQUIRE        Search for the best available evidence

APPRAISE     Critically evaluate for validity,statistical significance, and clinical utility for the patient

APPLY            Put information to use with the patient 

ACT                Evaluate the performance of the evidence in clinical application


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