(Solution) NR 351 Week 5 Discussion: Using Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Patient Care


This week’s graded topics relate to the following Course Outcomes (COs).

  • CO1: Propose individualized comprehensive care by integrating theories and principles of nursing and related disciplines when planning comprehensive patient-centered care. (PO1)
  • CO8: Discuss the role of evidence-based practice in the provision of professional nursing care. (PO8)


Select a challenging nursing care issue (examples include falls, medication errors, pressure ulcers, and other clinical issues that can be improved by evidence in nursing). Do not select a medical issue (disease, medical treatment). Do not select a workforce issue (staffing, call-offs, nurse to patient ratios). Explain the following for the selected clinical issue.

  • State the issue.
  • Explain the process you would use to search CINAHL for evidence. Include your search terms.


Nurses are responsible and accountable for patient safety. The advancement in nursing research has resulted in a significant improvement in nurses’ application of evidence-based practices (EBP) to address nursing issues. One nursing issue that can really benefit from EBP is the high rates of medical errors which result in adverse outcomes including increased cost of care, readmission rates, increased patient hospitalization period, morbidity, and mortality (Marvanova & Henkel, 2018). There are many EBP practices to preventing medical errors which include medication reconciliation at discharge, interprofessional collaboration in patient care, nurse education on medication errors, etc. Nursing must have the knowledge and skills to search for…Please click the icon below to purchase full answer at only $5