Practice Management (PM)
Instructional Level: Fundamental
Evidence-based practice (EBP) clinical decision making optimizes patient outcomes. Active engagement in EBP is often viewed as unachievable in high-volume clinical settings, however it is possible and required in order to make appropriate clinical decisions. This presentation outlines how an EBP program was implemented successfully in a high-volume, tertiary hospital setting through regular journal club meetings, grand rounds presentations, and interdisciplinary inquiry using the framework of Seven Steps of EBP. Practical examples and “how to’s” will be shared.