Seven Evidence-Based Practice Habits: Putting Some Sacred Cows Out to Pasture

Rauen, Carol A.; Chulay, Marianne; Bridges, Elizabeth; Vollman, Kathleen M.; Arbour, Richard
April 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2008, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p98
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the evidence-based practice (EBP) recommendations that clinicians should consider implementing into their practice. It notes the lack of research that documented the benefit of instilling 5 to 10 mL of normal saline before endotracheal suctioning. It cites the importance of selecting the appropriate cuff size for measuring blood pressure. It also notes that about 30% to 40% of patients do not receive care consistent with scientific evidence.


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