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This course is useful to any practicing nurse, nurse faculty, or student wanting to acquire fundamental knowledge of evidence-based practice.


No commercial support was provided for the development of this activity.

STATEMENT OF NEED

In light of the critical importance of nursing care, and recent studies that show the effectiveness of evidence-based care, there is an increasing need for fundamental knowledge about evidence-based care among practicing nurses. This activity reviews the basics of the subject.

To complete this activity and obtain CE credit, you must do the following:

  • Read this Course Introduction / Attestation section in its entirety.
  • Read the course material.
  • Complete the Post Test with a score of 80% or more.
  • Submit the online activity evaluation form.

    ACCREDITATION Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation*

    Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 9888), and the Florida Board of Nursing (provider number FBN2818).

    *Accreditation refers to recognition of educational activities only and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any product.

    CREDIT DESIGNATION Medcom, Inc. designates this educational activity for one contact hour of continuing nursing education.

    OVERVIEW What is evidence-based practice, and where does evidence-based practice fit into the professional practice of nursing? This program presents the learner with important concepts about the relationship between nursing practice and nursing research, and how evidence-based practice influences decisions, interventions and evaluation of nursing care.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Define evidence-based practice
  • Explain the process for using research to improve patient care"
  • Describe the development of a nursing plan of care using evidence-based practice

    AUTHOR / REVIEWERS Medcom, Inc. is the corporate author of this educational activity. Ruth Kramer, RN, BSN, MA and Sally Morgan, RN, MSN served as subject matter experts in review of the content, and performed a content validation review.

    PLANNER / AUTHOR DISCLOSURE In accordance with ANCC Standards, parallel documents from other accrediting bodies, and Medcom, Inc. policy, the learner is hereby informed that the planners and staff of Medcom, Inc., and the content validation reviewer(s) involved with this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Furthermore, there is no discussion in this activity about the use of products for non FDA-approved indications.

    UNAPPROVED USE DISCLOSURE Medcom, Inc. requires authors and content validation reviewers to disclose to the learner when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved); and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Authors of this activity may present information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

    DISCLAIMER As in all educational activities, we encourage the practitioners to use their own judgment in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account the patient's unique clinical situation. Medcom disclaims any liability and/or loss resulting from the information contained in this activity. The learner specifically agrees to indemnify and hold Medcom, the creators, producers, and distributors of this activity harmless against any and all claims or liabilities arising out of the use of any information provided in this activity by the learner, or by anyone directly or indirectly obtaining such information through the learner.

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    Evidence-Based Practice: What it Is and What it Is Not Online course
    • Course ID:
      244919
    • Duration:
      n/a
    • Price:
      $50