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Basic Nursing Ch 6 Evidence Based Practice

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bias
opinion formed before there are grounds for it; prejudice; predilection; partiality
clinical guidelines
Systematically developed statements about a plan of care for a specific set of circumstances involving a specific client population
evidence-based practice
clinical decision-making that integrates the best available research with clinical expertise and patient characteristics and preferences
hypotheses
specific, testable predictions derived from a theory
nursing-sensitive outcome
individual, family, or community state, behavior, or perception that is measurable along a continuum in response to a nursing intervention
peer-reviewed
When a scholarly article or book is evaluated by a scholar's peers (other scholars) for scientific credibility and importance.
performance improvement
an organization analyzes and evaluates current performance, using the results to develop focused improvement actions (aka Quality Improvement)
PICO
A method in EBP that is used to ask questions. Patient, Population, or Problem of Interest, Intervention of Interest, Comparison of Interest, Outcome of Interest.
PDSA
Plan, Do, Study, Act
Quality Improvement
an organization analyzes and evaluates current performance, using the results to develop focused improvement actions (aka Perfomance Improvement)
reliable
conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
sentinel event
an unexpected occurrence involving death or serious physical or psychological injury, or the risk thereof
valid
based on truth or fact; having legal force
variables
any measurable conditions, events, characteristics, or behaviors that are controlled or observed in a study