Locating Credible Databases and Research

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· Create a 1-2-page resource that will describe databases that are relevant to EBP around a diagnosis you chose and could be used to help a new hire nurse better engage in EBP.

Introduction

Evidence-based practice (EBP) integrates the best evidence available to guide optimal nursing care, with a goal to enhance safety and quality. EBP is crucial to nursing practice because it incorporates the best evidence from current literature, along with the expertise of the practicing nurse. The concern for quality care that flows from EBP generates a desired outcome. Without these factors, a nurse cannot be an effective leader. It is important to lead not only from this position but from knowledge and expertise. To gain the knowledge, you require a good understanding of how to search for scholarly resources, as well as identify which databases and websites are credible for the purposes of implementing evidence-based changes in practice.

Your Online e-Portfolio

Creating an ePortfolio is not required in the BSN program, but you may find it helpful to create one to attach to your professional resume while job hunting. Online ePortfolios serve two key purposes: 1) to support learning and reflection, and 2) to be used as a showcase tool. Your learning journey can be documented, and ePortfolios contribute to lifelong learning and growth through reflection and sharing. Online ePortfolios can also be shared with employers and peers to present artifacts that demonstrate your accomplishments at Capella.

Professional Context

As a baccalaureate-prepared nurse, you will be responsible for providing patient-centered, competent care based on current evidence-based best practices. You will be required to do research, analysis, and dissemination of best evidence to stay abreast of these best practices. Understanding where to go to find credible sources and locate evidence, as well as which search terms to use, is the foundation of incorporation of best practices.

Scenario

You are supervising three nurses working on the medical-surgical floor of a local teaching hospital. This hospital is nationally recognized as a leader in education and has a computer lab with an online library where staff has access to medical research databases (that is, CINAHL, PubMed, Medline, and Cochrane library) and online sources of all hospital policies, procedures, and guidelines, and computers at nurse workstations that also have access to these resources. (For this scenario, use the Capella University Library to simulate the hospital’s online library.) You have given the nurses their patient assignments and you have all participated in shift report. A new nurse who just completed orientation and training a week ago approaches you and tells you that one of the assigned patients has a diagnosis he or she is very unfamiliar with. Knowing that patient-centered care based on best practices is imperative to

COMPETENCY 1

Interpret findings from scholarly quantitative, qualitative, and outcomes research articles and studies.

CRITERION

Explain why the sources selected should provide the best evidence for the chosen diagnosis/health care issue.

Your result: Proficient

Distinguished

Explains why the sources selected should provide the best evidence for the chosen diagnosis/health care issue. Notes criteria used to determine the relevance and usefulness of the sources.

Proficient

Explains why the sources selected should provide the best evidence for the chosen diagnosis/health care issue.

Basic

Identifies the sources selected, but does not provide a full or clear explanation as to the relevance or usefulness of the sources selected within the context of the chosen diagnosis/health care issue.

Non-Performance

Does not explain the sources selected.

Faculty Comments:

I appreciated your explanation on why the sources selected should provide the best evidence for the diagnosis of CANCER. To achieve a higher performance score, you could have provided a more detail explanation as well as the criteria used to determine the relevance and usefulness of the sources. Keep working hard.

COMPETENCY 2

Analyze the relevance and potential effectiveness of evidence when making a decision.

CRITERION

Describe the best places, within the work setting, to complete research and what types of resources one would want to access to find pertinent information for the diagnosis/health care issue.

Your result: Distinguished

Distinguished

Describes the best places, within the work setting, to complete research and what types of resources one would want to access to find pertinent information for the diagnosis/health care issue. Notes one or more reasons for utilizing the places within the health care setting.

Proficient

Describes the best places, within the work setting, to complete research and what types of resources one would want to access to find pertinent information for the diagnosis/health care issue.

Basic

Lists where the best places, within the work setting, are to complete research and access resources to find pertinent information for the diagnosis/health care issue.

Non-Performance

Does not describe the best places, within the work setting, to complete research and access resources to find pertinent information for the diagnosis/health care issue.

Faculty Comments:

You did well describing the best places within the work setting to complete research and access resources to find pertinent information for the diagnosis within the context of a healthcare setting. I like how you noted the reason(s) of AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY for utilizing the place(s) with in the health care setting. In addition, I like that you supported the