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Locating Credible Databases And Research

Locating Credible Databases And Research

  • Competency 1: Interpret findings from scholarly quantitative, qualitative, and outcomes research articles and studies.
    • Explain why the sources selected should provide the best evidence for the chosen diagnosis.
  • Competency 2: Analyze the relevance and potential effectiveness of evidence when making a decision.
    • Describe the best places to complete research and what types of resources one would want to access to find pertinent information for the diagnosis within the context of a specific health care setting.
  • Competency 4: Plan care based on the best available evidence.
    • Identify five sources of online information (medical journal databases, websites, hospital policy databases, et cetera) that could be used to locate evidence for a clinical diagnosis.
  • Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly communication strategies to lead practice changes based on evidence.
    • Describe communication strategies to encourage nurses to research the diagnosis, as well as strategies to collaborate with the nurses to access resources.