The newest "buzz term"- "evidence based practice". We all read it. From JC to INS, CDC, ONS, etc.
What does it really mean?
Institutions develop policies which they state are based on best practice, or evidence based yet if they do not follow standards found in INS, or recommendations made by ONS or CDC.....what choice do we have as nurses, except to follow those policies?
Many institutions will use the rationalization " our experience has been......" or "our ID committee has determined....."
An example of this is; INS and others suggest that a CHG dressing, whether it be Biopatch or a CHG impregnated TSM, should be used. There has been documented research and outcomes data to remove doubt as to efficacy of their use yet many infusion centers claim that their practice is based on best outcomes and evidence based practice models....but they obviously arn't walking the talk and still do not use CHG, other than as skin preps.