Evidence-based practices of gastroenterology nurses

Kathy A. Baker, Marsha L. Ellett, Dudley Brown Sharon

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Abstract

Evidence-based practice (EBP) incorporates use of the best scientific knowledge, expert opinion, clinician experience, and patient preferences to facilitate the best patient outcomes in healthcare.Recent studies have suggested that nurses lack the skills and expertise to facilitate EBP in a meaningful way.This replication study (n = 225) investigated the EBPs of gastroenterology nurses in the United States.Findings generally support the previous studies that suggest nurses do not yet possess the skills or resources to implement EBP.Recommendations for addressing this deficit in the specialty of gastroenterology nursing are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-266
Number of pages4
JournalGastroenterology Nursing
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Gastroenterology

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