Strengthen Your Practice: Connecting Evidence-Based Practice with Quality Improvement Tools

Author(s): Makic Mary Beth Flynn

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: Beacon, Evidence-Based Practice, Quality Improvement

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Using evidence-based practice (EBP) frameworks to guide practice should be the norm and quality improvement (QI) initiatives should build from best evidence. Often, EBP is considered an additional task to complete and QI initiatives fail to incorporate best evidence in the quest to improve outcomes. This session provides advanced knowledge and user-friendly approaches to facilitate improvements in practice when both QI and EBP principles are used together.


  • Identify two quality improvement tools which can be used to evaluate practice trends.
  • Discuss the benefits of combining evidence-based practice frameworks with quality improvement initiatives.
  • Outline two strategies to overcome challenges in practice for successful implementation of EBP and QI initiatives in the clinical setting.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

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