Title

The Evidence Appraisal Game: An Innovative Strategy for Teaching Step 3 in Evidence‐Based Practice

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

3-2020

Abstract

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the problem-solving approach that nurses and other health professionals use to determine an effective course of action for patient care. Melnyk and Fineout-Overholt’s (2019) EBP steps begin with cultivating a spirit of inquiry and include the following: 1. Creating a focused, searchable clinical question using the PICO method; 2. Systematically searching for the best evidence; 3. Critically appraising the evidence; 4. Integrating the evidence with clinical expertise and patient preferences and values; 5. Evaluating the practice change or outcome; 6. Sharing the results locally and beyond. The focus of this Teaching EBP Column is on Step 3: critically appraising the evidence. Critical appraisal is the process of systematically evaluating evidence for its strengths and weaknesses and its value to clinical practice.

Comments

Teaching EBP Column.

Game creation was partially funded by a Sacred Heart University Academics for Creative Teaching grant.

DOI

10.1111/wvn.12433

PMID

32233017

Publication

Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing

Publisher

Wiley


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