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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.

Stopping Point 1: Discuss Progress with Your EBP Mentor/Advisor


Before moving on, meet with your mentor/advisor concerning your question.  The purpose of this meeting is to ensure that your question and path forward are one that will allow you to be successful.  Do not move forward before your mentor/advisor sign off on the meeting sheet .  



Building a Team.....

Work with your Nurse Clinician and Nurse Manager to recruit your team and identify your Evidence Based Practice coach.  The earlier you can get people to agree to be on the team, the easier it will be implement 

Some suggestions of team members are:

  • Providers (Physicians, Nurse Practitioners etc)

  • Pharmacists

  • Occupational and physical therapist

  • Dietitians

  • Clinical nurse II, III, IV, IV

  • Social Workers

Your team should be no more than 6 to 8 members.

Present your question to your unit's shared governance meeting, staff meetings, safety huddles and/or divisional practice councils to see if there is anyone interested in joining your team.  It is important to recruit and assemble an interdisciplinary team in order to enhance knowledge and implementation of your project. 

Questions for Mentors to Discuss with Mentees / Questions to Consider at this Point

  1. What issues / problems are you observing in the practice environment?  How can these be addressed?
  2. What is your initial question?   
  3. What information or database resources have you consulted in formulating your question?
  4. What experts or other members of the organization have you discussed your question or idea with at this point?  What feedback or thoughts emerged from these conversations?  
  5. Have you identified potential team members to assist with this project?