i think the term "evidence based practice" is just the newly coined "buzz" word. just like we used ami for acute mi and now it's stemi (whatever
)......they are both heart attacks with ekg changes that include st elevation. there will always be the new "buzz" words out there making it the "new and improved" something or other........bu the fact remains, nursing has always had the "approved and best" practice developed into policy and procedure as the "standard". these standards were the tried and true ways to care for the patient and they were the standard to be followed and taught to students on how to care for the patient safely and properly.
these practices became the "golden rule" on how to care for patients that any "reasonable and prudent" practitioner would use in the care for the patient to maintain safety and consistency. someone came along and said......."prove it"......and so someone said "ok"......and so, they did studies and proved why it was the best way to do something......tada!!......evidence based practice. then they figured out that if they published and charged people they could make money off the stuff we already knew and give it a fancy name. bingo! evidence based practice....can you imagine the new jobs that were created when the government developed the ahrq........agency for healthcare research and quality
) who is the lead federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of patient quality and care that is a branch of the us department of health and human services. (another bureaucracy)
evidence-based practice health care: evidence-based practice subdirectory page
as far as calling it "evidence based practice",whatever, it's the new buzz word. as far as having a standard of care.....yes it's necessary to keep patient care safe and practiced similar across the board......and we have done it for years. they are kind of like the nursing care plans
for all. every profession has a standard that you should be measured by. variances are better tolerated in other professions. we are dealing with people lives. there has to be an approved method to their care that is safe and sound. if everyone was allowed to do whatever they want there would be no consistency nor safety for the patients entrusted to our care. anyone who goes rogue and decides they are going to do whatever they wish should be held accountable and is malpractice.....you are acting outside the rules. if you hurt someone you should be sued and loose your license. it's that simple.
there are rules to playing this game and they must be followed......there are people lives at stake.