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change in nursing practice, and measurement of the outcomes from the change in nursing practice.When evidenced based practice is delivered in a context of caring and an organizational culture that promotes best practices, it is also associated with higher quality care and better patient outcomes than the care that is steeped in tradition. Evidence Based Practice reduces variations, promoting greater consistency of care and contributing greatly to quality and patient safety agendas. It leads to improved health care provider satisfaction and also allows for increased nursing autonomy. When evidenced based practice is enacted it reduces work stress for nurses. At a system level, “nursing and
Cathy DanielUniversity of the West IndiesIntroduction to Nursing Researchhealth care services based on the best currently available evidence that have shown to decrease cost and cost-effectiveness. Research utilization has a smaller focus than evidence-based practice.2.At the special care baby unit where I work evidenced based practiced is widely used through the implementation of protocols to guide nursing care. These protocols are based on research methods and guidelines and are also reviewed approximately every two years. Some skills practiced that are evidenced based include; placement of nasogastric tube, management of tachypnea of the new born, neonatal jaundice, management of infants with cardiac conditions and respiratory distress syndrome.References Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. (n.d.). Retrieved September 14, 2016, from Scolarsh, J. Nu (2014). Evidence-based practice and research utilization activities. Retrieved 9, 2016, from Evidence-based practice and research utilization activitiesIntroduction to Nursing Research class notes. Retrieved September 10,2016