Evidence-Based Practice Resource Area (EBPRA)
The primary intent of the Evidence-Based Practice Resource Area is to provide nurses with a guide to identify, critically appraise and use evidence to solve clinical problems. It can also assist nurses – especially advanced practice nurses – who are helping others develop evidence-based practice protocols.
Any healthcare provider, administrator, educator, or student who wants to learn more about the Evidence-Based Practice process or who is involved with implementing such a process may find this resource area informative. The EBP process described here is applicable across a variety of healthcare settings.
Learn to Increase the Use of Evidence-Based Practice in Your Setting
Learn how you can increase the use of evidence-based practice (EBP) in your oncology setting at the ONS Foundation Institute for Evidence-Based Practice Change. Through this innovative program, institutional teams will work together to implement EBP in their setting and measure its effect on patient outcomes and cancer care. You can also learn more about using EBP by exploring the ONS webcourse Using Evidence to Crack Tough "Nuts" in Clinical Practice, offered 6 times per year.
Visit the PEP resource area to view the ONS PEP Resources and learn more about how to provide evidence-based interventions for patient care and teaching.
About the EBPRA
The Definitions section provides a list of commonly used terms.
The EBP Process section identifies steps involved in developing evidence-based practice, discusses each step in detail, and provides a list of EBP references.
Clinical Topics provides a list of reference articles and examples of integrated reviews for common oncology clinical problems.
The Toolkit has slide presentations, webcasts, and articles on evidence-based practice, as well as examples of evidence-based projects that oncology nurses have completed.
Resources provides information on links to websites useful when conducting literature searches to find evidence on a particular topic or clinical problem.