Strategies for advancing evidence-based practice in clinical settings.

Ellen Fineout-Overholt, Rona F. Levin, Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk

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Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a problem-solving approach that incorporates the best available scientific evidence, clinicians' expertise, and patients' preferences and values. Melnyk and Fineout-Overholt have developed the ARCC (Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration) model for the purpose of implementing EBP. A pilot study was conducted to test the ARCC model at two acute-care sites. This article shares information learned from the pilot study about what is necessary for successful implementation of EBP in the acute-care setting. These essentials include identifying EBP champions, redefining nurses' roles to include EBP activities, allocating time and money to the EBP process, and creating an organizational culture that fosters EBP. In addition, practical strategies for implementing EBP are presented to encourage implementation of EBP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-32
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of the New York State Nurses' Association
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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