Sherpath: Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

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Systematic review or meta-analysis that interprets the results of medical research
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Which statement describes a Cochrane Review? Organized-by-medical-specialty review of research studies designed to translate findings into practice Presentation of medical research findings before a review panel of expert scientists Compilation of reviews of medical research used to develop practice guidelines Systematic review or meta-analysis that interprets the results of medical research
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Promote positive patient outcomes
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What is the goal of evidence-based practice (EBP)? Promote positive patient outcomes Lower the incidence of errors in patient care Increase the speed of patient recovery Decrease the need for readmissions
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Close monitoring of the effectiveness of interventions
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Which aspect of Florence Nightingale’s work set the stage for evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing? Concern with the impact of the environment on health Close monitoring of the effectiveness of interventions Collaboration with government officials Focus on nutrition and basic hygiene
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Evidenced-based practice
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Which method refers to the use of proof to guide clinical decision-making? Evidenced-based practice Clinical research Nursing process Research study
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Evidence
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What is the primary product derived from nursing research? Health statistics Practice guidelines New theories Evidence
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Research evidence from one or two studies is applied to clinical nursing care.
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Which statement describes research use in nursing? Research evidence from one or two studies is applied to clinical nursing care. Data from related research studies are compiled to guide nursing care. Practicing nurses are involved in the development of research studies focusing on clinical questions. Findings from multiple studies serve as the basis for standardized clinical procedures.
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Evaluate the strength and relevance of research findings.
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Which fundamental skill is required of the nurse for safe and effective evidence-based practice (EBP)? Prepare clear, useful practice guidelines. Evaluate the strength and relevance of research findings. Coordinate and conduct research projects. Assign and delegate patient care appropriately.
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Hospital which has met a set of criteria that measures the quality of nursing care
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What is meant by “Magnet status”? Agency recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a Center of Excellence Hospital which has met a set of criteria that measures the quality of nursing care Facility that is fully staffed with a nurse-patient ratio of 1 to 4 or better Institution that attracts and retains highly-qualified professional staff
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allowing nurses autonomy in using evidence to improve quality of care
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Which initiative demonstrates the commitment of Magnet hospitals to evidence-based practice (EBP)? Establishing unit-based interdisciplinary care teams Allowing nurses autonomy in using evidence to improve quality of care Signing a clinical affiliation agreement with a college nursing program Supporting staff participation in continuing education

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