Evidence-based practice is "the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research."
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This guide will focus on Step 3: Acquire, but the evidence-based process is a cyclical, five step process:
These are organizations and resources that promote and support evidence-based practice, and assist faculty in understanding and teaching the principles of the practice.