Evidence-Based Practice

Basing practice on robust evidence from well-designed research, patient concerns and preferences, and clinical expertise is the cornerstone of evidence-based practice (EBP). Our unique vision and commitment to EBP led to establishing and copyrighting the internationally acclaimed Iowa Model Revised: Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Excellence in Health Care©. The Iowa Model guides clinical decision-making and EBP process from both the clinician and systems perspectives.

Through innovative opportunities like the EBP Staff Nurse Internship, nurses learn how to incorporate EBP into their work and the work of their colleagues. The Advanced Practice Institute: Promoting Adoption of Evidence-Based Practice is another opportunity that assists nurses to build skills in the most challenging steps of the EBP process.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) awarded the 2014 Magnet Prize® to the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, recognizing the innovative use of evidence-based practice to positively impact patient care. Learn more about the award.

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Pain Assessment Practices in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Laures, E., LaFond, C., Hanrahan, K., Pierce, N., Haeyoung, M., & McCarthy, A. M. (2019). Pain assessment practices in the pediatric intensive care unit. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 48, 55-62. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2019.07.005

Are Milk and Molasses Enemas Safe for Hospitalized Adults? A Retrospective Electronic Health Record Review. Wangui-Verry, J., Farrington, M., Matthews, G., & Tucker, S. J. (2019). Are milk and molasses enemas safe for hospitalized adults? A retrospective electronic health record review. American Journal of Nursing, 119(9), 24-28. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000580148.43193.76

Evidence-Based Practice in Action: Book of the Year Award
Reflections on Nursing Leadership Editors. (2019, January 3). Sigma publishing earns two more AJH book of the year awards. Retrieved from https://www.reflectionsonnursingleadership.org/features/more-features/sigma-publishing-2018-ajn-boty

Journey to Evidence-Based Healthcare.
Cullen, L., & Hanrahan, K. (2018, April 24). Journey to evidence-based healthcare. Reflections on Nursing Leadership (italics). Retrieved from https://www.reflectionsonnursingleadership.org/features/more-features/journey-to-evidence-based-healthcare

Evidence-Based Practice and the Bottom Line: An Issue of Cost.
Cullen, L., & Hanrahan, K. (2018, January 9). Evidence-based practice and the bottom line: An issue of cost. Healthcare Financial Management Association. Physician Business Adviser Blog. Retrieved from https://www.hfma.org/topics/article/58754.html

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