Implementing evidence-based nursing practice in a pediatric hospital.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

A commonly stated reason for dissatisfaction among nurses is that their input regarding patient care and suggestions for improvement in the workplace environment are not solicited or recognized. Nurses can have an active voice in their practice by using the five steps for implementing EBP and being involved in the process of EBP within the work setting. Pediatric nurses have the unique opportunity to become empowered and make a significant difference in their patients' and family's lives by continually asking questions about treatments and care, searching for and evaluating the evidence to support or refute traditional practices, implementing best practice, and evaluating the effectiveness of the evidence as it applies to nursing practice.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hockenberry, M; Wilson, D; Barrera, P

Published Date

  • July 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 371 - 377

PubMed ID

  • 16927731

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0097-9805


  • eng