Country of origin: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Research Cluster: Maternal and Child Health
Research title: Nurses' perceptions of evidence-based practice in NICU in Saudi Arabia
Evidence based practice (EBP) considered one of the most important developments in recent years, has evolved as a tool for improving the quality of health care. Several studies have shown EBP to be safe and cost-effective. Nurses have welcomed EBP and shown a positive attitude toward it and have expressed desire to learn more about it. This is consistent in most studies done in different countries. However, some studies found considerable misunderstanding about terms and websites used in EBP. The major barriers to the practice of EBP perceived by Nurses in different studies include insufficient time and evidence. Training has been found to be conducive to the implementation and promotion of EBP Because of the growing awareness of the limitations of traditional information on clinical decisions, there is a shift in medical practice towards evidence based practice (EBP). In exploratory descriptive design will used in carrying out this study to explore professional nurses’ views on EBP. This will include the assessment of two main factors in EBP in clinical nursing practice: skills and knowledge and the barriers to the implementation of EBP. NICU Nurses practising at the Ministry of Health Hospitals in Jeddah region, Saudi Arabia.
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