Starting Now: Connecting Evidence-Based Practice with Quality Improvement Tools

Author(s): Mary Beth Makic, David Mulkey

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP A 1.25

Expires Aug 15, 2026

Topics: 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. Operationalizing EBP and QI initiatives as a way to practice rather than a task to be completed can improve meaningful outcomes more quickly, at the bedside. This session provides advanced knowledge and user-friendly approaches to facilitate improvements in practice when both QI and EBP principles are used synergistically.


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

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

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


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.25 contact hours.

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