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Evidence Based Practice: 5 A's

Evaluate the EBP process

Assessment of the EBP process is critical to learning. Ask yourself the following questions: 

  1. Did I develop a well-formulated, answerable question using the PICO format? 
  2. Am I able to determine the sources of evidence?
  3. Have I critically appraised all aspects of the evidence? (validity, reliability & relevance)
  4. Have I considered all 4 aspects of EBP in the application of the evidence? (Clinical experience, evidence, practice context & patient values)
  5. Has the process translated to better clinical outcomes?