Developing An Evidence-based Practice

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Question 1
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A nurse researcher can use research findings to go beyond dissemination of evidence-based guidelines and promote adoption of evidence-based practice (EBP) guidelines through what?

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Through dissemination activities

B

Through translating research into practice

C

Through research utilization

D

Through critiquing findings

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Question 2
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What should a nurse researcher use to guide the analysis of data collected from subjects who meet study inclusion and exclusion criteria for the purpose of answering specific research questions that test specified hypotheses?

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Dissemination of research

B

Metasynthesis of research

C

Utilization of research

D

Conduct of research

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Question 3
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The nurse researcher who is involved in conduct of research should plan to accomplish what?

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Active interchange with active care practitioners

B

Dissemination of findings via research reports

C

Determining applicability of findings for practice

D

Use of randomized controlled trials

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Question 4
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A nurse researcher should view EBP as what?

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The integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values

B

The promotion of the publication of research findings among practicing nurses

C

The process of using research findings to improve patient care

D

The collection of data from subjects using measurement devices

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Question 5
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What should the nurse researcher plan to include in a research study that is focused on EBP?

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Interaction with direct care practitioners

B

Dissemination of findings via professional journals

C

Determining applicability of findings for practice

D

Use of randomized controlled trials

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Question 6
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To determine the guiding steps involved in actualizing EBP, the researcher should expect to study the Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Quality Care in conjunction with what?

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A
Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews
B
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
C
Rogers' Diffusion of Innovation Model
D
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)'s National Guideline Clearinghouse
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Question 7
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A nurse researcher is selecting a topic for an EBP project. Which type of topic would be most appropriate if the researcher is interested in developing an idea from a problem-focused trigger?

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A
Treatment of heart failure
B
Increased incidence of deep venous thrombosis in trauma patients
C
Prevention of nosocomial pressure ulcers
D
Community-acquired pneumonia
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Question 8
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A nurse researcher is selecting a topic for an EBP project. Which type of topic would be most appropriate if the researcher is interested in developing an idea from a knowledge-focused trigger?

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A
One identified through the benchmarking of data
B
One identified through risk surveillance
C
One identified through financial data
D
One identified through staff reading research
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Question 9
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The EBP team is attempting to formulate an EBP question. When defining the question, the team should focus on what?

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A
Objectives to be accomplished
B
Interventions or exposures
C
Implementations to be accomplished
D
Evaluation of the problem
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Question 10
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Which approach is useful to evaluate an EBP standard after providers have written it?

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Nursing staff meeting
B
Focus group
C
Patient safety committee
D
Quality improvement committee
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Question 11
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How is PICO [Patient/population/problem; Intervention/treatment; Comparison/intervention/treatment; Outcome(s)] used in EBP?

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A
It is used to formulate the practice question.
B
It is used in evidence retrieval.
C
It is used to grade the evidence.
D
It is used to critique practice guidelines.
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Question 12
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The nurse researcher is reading theoretical and clinical articles to have a broad view of the topic and related concepts before reviewing existing EBP guidelines. The nurse researcher begins the process of reading the articles by doing what?

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Reading evidence-based guidelines and evidence reports
B
Reading clinical articles to understand the state of the practice
C
Reading theory articles to understand theoretical perspectives in critiquing studies
D
Reading systematic review articles to understand the state of the science
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Question 13
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The nurse researcher is reading theoretical and clinical articles to have a broad view of the topic and related concepts before reviewing existing EBP guidelines. The nurse researcher begins the process of reading the articles by doing what?

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A
Reading evidence-based guidelines and evidence reports
B
Reading systematic review articles and synthesis reports
C
Reading theory articles to understand theoretical perspectives in critiquing studies
D
Reading research articles including meta-analyses
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Question 14
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Which question should a nurse researcher consider in identifying key stakeholders?

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When will system changes be necessary?
B
How will uncooperative stakeholders be handled?
C
What is the step-by-step process of decision making in implementing EBP?
D
Who can influence the decision to proceed with implementation of an EBP?
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Question 15
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Which is an electronic database for clinical problems and evidence-based research?

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A
Health and Psychosocial Instruments File
B
Cochrane
C
National Clearinghouse
D
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Index
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Question 16
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The nurse researcher is synthesizing the findings from research critiques and is creating a summary table. Essential information to include consists of what?

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A
Stakeholders involved
B
Objectives of the study
C
Type of research design
D
Evaluation of study findings' usefulness
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Question 17
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For an EBP project to succeed in improving practice, what type of team is warranted? (Select all that apply.)

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Physician
B
Stakeholder
C
Interdisciplinary team
D
Psychologist
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Question 18
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Sources of relevant research and related literature that are needed for evidence retrieval include what? (Select all that apply.)

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Hospital policies
B
Meta-analyses
C
Integrative literature review
D
Anecdotal reports
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Question 19
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When considering the decision to change practice, criteria to be considered include what? (Select all that apply.)

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A significant number of studies and EBP guidelines
B
The risk-benefit ratio for the patient
C
A thorough review of the literature
D
Feasibility for a practice application
E
Preference of stakeholders
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Question 20
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The characteristics of an opinion leader from the local peer group include what? (Select all that apply.)

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Considered by associates as technically competent
B
Viewed as a respected source of influence
C
Narrow but clearly defined sphere of influence
D
Trusted to evaluate new information in the context of group norms
E
Full and dedicated member of the local group
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