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Imperatives and strategies for developing an evidence-based practice in perioperative nursing

Osborne, Sonya & Gardner, Glenn E. (2004) Imperatives and strategies for developing an evidence-based practice in perioperative nursing. ACORN: the journal of perioperative nursing in Australia, 17(1), pp. 18-24.

Abstract

The scope of nursing practice in acute care is continually changing. Practices and protocols that provided guidance yesterday are today modified or abandoned. In addition, everything in acute health comes under the economic microscope. Along with the need to rationalise the health dollar also comes the obligation to continue health care that delivers optimal health outcomes. It is these twin aims that form the basis of evidence-based practice; that is, to provide systematically dveloped guidelines for economically efficient and clinically effective practice in order to achieve desired patient outcomes. By knowing which interventions and practices are efficient and effective, wiser clinical decisions can be made about the distribuiton of limited health care resources. As such, evidence-based practice has become an imperative for health professionals and health service researchers.

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ID Code: 1364
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: perioperative nursing, evidence based practice, systematic reviews
ISSN: 1448-7535
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Australian College of Operating Room Nurses
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 07 Apr 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:25

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