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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.

Finding and Appraising the Evidence


Once the question has been developed the next step in the process is to search the literature and other sources to make sure you have the appropriate evidence to make a good, evidence-based decision.  The appraisal of articles is key as not all articles/studies are equal and must be evaluated carefully.