One of the main trends in the improvement of healthcare in recent years is the growing importance of nursing staff in ensuring the effectiveness of public health protection using evidence-based practice. Nurses are no longer seen as passive physician assistants. In modern conditions, this model is being replaced by a model of teamwork between a doctor and a nurse, in which the nurse acts as an active assistant to the client and performs independent roles in the diagnostic and treatment procedure in matters of disease prevention and therapy of patients. Evidence-based practice (EBP) nursing can help patients receive better care and more accurate diagnoses. This approach uses risk assessment to find the best treatment plans and offers many benefits to patients and medical staff.
Staff nurses play a critical role in expanding evidence-based practice across an organization. They use evidence-based practice principles to make optimal patient care decisions. Nurses who incorporate the latest scientific advances into their practice work from a holistic, patient-centered approach. Participation in research and its practical application is essential, as effective and efficient innovation must accompany productive implementation and expand the context for positive results (Bovaird & Loeffler, 2020). Examples include a focus on safety when nurses provide the information they learn from patient interactions that can be put into practice. In this regard, emphasis is placed on observational data, such as treatment errors or staffing problems, which, in turn, helps the organization improve its quality. Nurses use and offer personal experience as a vital part of the feedback to add value to patient services (Kent et al., 2018). Ultimately, evidence-based nursing improves patient care and increases the patient’s chances of full recovery.
Evidence-based medicine combines principles and methods. Through these principles and methods, decisions, instructions, and strategies in medicine are based on current supporting data on the effectiveness of various course forms and medical services in general (Kent et al., 2018). Often, the nurses are next to the patient in the first minutes of the deterioration of his condition in a hospital, at home with active calls, and provide first aid and psychological support for patients and their relatives.
By clearly understanding patient profiles and their needs, nurses can increase patients’ chances of recovery and improve patient satisfaction. Another role of the nurse in EBP is that she can evaluate the examinations performed and understand the various risks and how to carry out practical diagnostic tests and treatments. Nurses use all the research provided in the regulations that determine patients’ effective and high-quality care. In this regard, the nurse’s important role in selecting the appropriate treatment for the patient cannot be disputed.
I believe my medical staff colleagues cannot deny evidence-based medicine’s benefits. Moreover, those who strive to improve the quality of the organization’s services value EBP and are always open to new experiences. As it is known, teamwork contributes to the development of both participants and the enterprise (Peduzzi & Agreli, 2018). More experienced healthcare professionals who support EBP help patients cope with illness in the most acceptable and stress-free way. When an organization or team applies scientific evidence to their nursing practice, it helps to reinforce high-quality and safe care. Nurses organize the care process so that the patient in the clinic feels comfortable and safe, so my colleagues from the medical staff understand the special relationship between the nurse and the patient and consider it essential for evidence-based medicine. In addition, this can ensure the further growth and development of nursing and improve patients’ quality of life.
Bovaird, T., & Loeffler, E. (2020). Developing evidence-based co-production: A research agenda. The Palgrave Handbook of Co-Production of Public Services and Outcomes, 693–713.
Kent, D. M., Steyerberg, E., & van Klaveren, D. (2018). Personalized evidence-based medicine: Predictive approaches to heterogeneous treatment effects. BMJ.
Peduzzi, M., & Agreli, H. F. (2018). Trabalho em Equipe e Prática Colaborativa Na Atenção Primária à Saúde. Interface – Comunicação, Saúde, Educação, 22(2), 1525–1534.