Implementation of Best Practice Guidelines in Nursing Introduction The nursing best practice guideline provides the best possible means for implementing evidence-based practice. The best practice guideline is intended to assist the nurse in making appropriate decisions regarding patient care (RNAO, 2005). The implementation of the best practice guideline contains a very serious implication for nurses and will be met with resistance by a number of nurses. The reason is that implementation means a change to evidence-based practice. The use of evidence allows nurses to choose the most appropriate intervention and to adapt it so that it relates to specific patient needs (Stinson, 2009). The use of a best practice guideline begins with a...The end:
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