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Evidence-Based Practice Portfolio

The goal of this guide is to provide nurses a resource to understand and carryout the steps of performing an evidence-based practice (EBP) project.

Authors

Roy Brown, MLIS, AHIP

 

EBP Online Portfolio - Version 2 

Updated: October 2, 2018 

About the Evidence-Based Practice Online Portfolio

This online portfolio is a resource that will provide information and resources at each step in the EBP process. Some things to keep in mind as you start your project and utilize the portfolio.

 

 

It Takes a Team to Complete an EBP Project
  • Be sure that throughout the process of carrying out your project that you utilize your mentor and other experts within the organization to successfully carry out an EBP project, it takes a team, as each member of a team bring different skills and knowledge that will help ensure the project will be successful. 
  • Team members can assist with finding and appraising evidence, as well as play a key role in getting any potential practice change implemented on a unit.
  • It is key that if you have never carried out an EBP project that you identify a mentor.
Follow the Tabs to the Left
  • The way to use this resource is to follow the tabs to the left.  The tabs follow the "Inquiry Process Diagram" and will provide you with resources and/or information you will need at each step in the process.  
  • Notice that at the beginning of each section there are links to the needed Johns Hopkins tools and other forms you will need to properly document your project.
Be Sure to Document What You Are Doing
  • Documentation is key when it comes to meeting with team members and others potential stakeholders.  It helps with getting buy-in from other disciplines who will be involved in a potential practice change. 
Stopping Points Help to Ensure the Quality of the Project
  • There are stopping points are various points in the EBP process as you proceed through the portfolio.  These are intended to be times when one should meet with their mentor and discuss the progress being made as well as any problems or issues.  It is also during this meeting that any documentation that should have been completed is reviewed. The intention of this review is to make sure that it is filled out correctly and that the project is moving forward as it should.  A project should not move forward until the mentor has signed off at each stopping point.   
Ask for Help Anytime You Have a Question
  • If you ever feel that you are at a point where you are stuck or are unsure what the next is or should be, do not hesitate to reach out to your mentor or others in the organization.  Any effort to improve care for patients or the healthcare environment is important and there are many in the organization who can and will help if asked.

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