The five steps of EBP

Now that we have identified why evidence-based practice is important, let’s address the steps of evidence-based practice. There are five steps of evidence-based practice that provide a framework for approaching a question, also known as the Five A’s:

 

  • Step 1: Ask a well-built question
  • Step 2: Acquire evidence
  • Step 3: Appraise the evidence
  • Step 4: Apply the evidence along with clinical judgment and patient values
  • Step 5: Assess the results

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