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What is EBM?

EBM is "the conscientious use of current best evidence in making clinical decisions about patient care". This original definition is attributed to this article by Sackett, et al.


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What is EBP?

EBP is a method of effectively translating EBM into clinical practice using the best existing: evidence and research, knowledge of clinical experts, and patient preferences.


Why Do Nurses Want to Conduct EBM Research?

Nurses conduct Evidence-Based research to support Evidence-Based Practice. Nurses use EMP because nurses want the best outcomes for their patients. 

The Focus = finding evidence of the best methods, interventions and practices
The Evidence = found in the most current professional research literature
The Goal = best outcomes for the patient


MassBay Libraries

If you need assistance contact your Health program librarian:

Karen Delorey
Framingham Campus Library

Or drop in or call the Library
for help with your research!


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If you need assistance drop by the Reference Desk or contact a reference librarian. 

Library Hours
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Friday:       7:45am-5:00pm
Saturday:   8:00am-12:00pm
Sunday:       Closed 

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