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Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) is the integration of clinical experience and patient values with the
best available research information.
THE 5 STEPS
Form a focused clinical question
Efficiently find the available evidence (research studies)
Critically appraise the evidence for internal and external relevance
Make a decision /
apply the evidence ethically Reflect on the effect of the applied evidence / the overall process
BACKGROUND INFO in EBM (Facts) for creating Clinical Questions
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Nursing Diagnosis Handbook
An evidence-based guide to planning care
TOP FOREGROUND INFO in EBM (Research Articles) for answering Clinical Questions
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
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