Learning for life: evidence-based practice

first_imgLife Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are theprocesses by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve theirpractice. There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses,study days and workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection.Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-datewith what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifyingwhat you have learnt is not always easy. These questions are designed to helpyou identify what you have learnt from studying the article. They will alsohelp you to clarify what you can apply to practice, what you did not understandand what you need to explore further. 1. Today’s nurses are expected to: a) Carry out clinical procedures b) Care for patients, develop research-based strategies and provide comfort c) Undertake research-based counselling d) Offer comfort based on research 2. Nursing has been derived from knowledge based on: a) Training b) Critical analysis c) Instructions from doctors d) Anecdote and tradition 3. Evidence-based healthcare is thought to have been around for a) 5 years b) 10 years c) 20 years d) 50 years 4. What word appears four times in the RCN definition of clinicaleffectiveness? a) Patient b) Care c) Research d) Right 5. What factors indicate the need for evidence-based healthcare? a) Ageing population, stress factors and expectation of high qualityservices b) Ageing population, new technologies and expectation of high quality servicesc) Stress factors, new technologies and expectation of high quality services d) Ageing population, new technologies and stress factors 6. Who says nurses are personally accountable for their practice? a) ENB b) RCN c) UKCC d) DOH 7. What type of research does the medical profession prefer? a) Meta analysis b) Grounded theory c) Social research d) Randomised control trials 8. What does one have to decide about relevant research? a) Its quality and worth b) If it is occupational health orientated c) When it was published d) Who is the target audience 9. Systematic reviews are known as the a) Gatekeepers of nursing knowledge b) Father of nursing knowledge c) Founders of nursing knowledge d) Keepers of nursing knowledge 10. Clinical guidelines should be based on research that is a) Prepared by multidisciplinary panel, valid and relevant b) Prepared by a multidisciplinary team of doctors, in date, valid and relevantc) Prepared by a multidisciplinary panel, in date, valid and relevant d) Prepared by a panel of doctors, in date, valid and relevant Feedback1.b) visit the website given in the reference (www.cebm.utoronto.ca) and readtheir introduction to evidence-based nursing. 2. d), 3. b), 4. d) obtaina copy of the RCN booklet on clinical effectiveness – see references. 5. b)discuss with your colleagues what you feel are factors that indicate the needfor evidence-based nursing in occupational health practice. 6. c)Refresh your memory on the UKCC Scope of professional practice. 7. d)using a research text book ensure you are aware of what all these terms mean. 8.a), 9. a) visit the Cochran or Bandolier website and explore the systematicreviews listed. 10. c) visit the RCN website and download a copy ofDriver’s clinical guidelines for vaccination, or obtain a hard copy. Considerwhether your vaccination procedures are up to date and in line with‘evidence-based practice’. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Learning for life: evidence-based practiceOn 1 Mar 2002 in Evidence-based management, Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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