The practice of evidence-based medicine is a defining principle in
the way Stanford nurses approach patient care. Put simply,
evidence-based practice in nursing means making decisions about
patient care on the basis of current best available evidence.
Stanford Health Care (SHC) is a proud co-founder of The
Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center. The center furthers the
practice and translation of evidence-based medicine in the pursuit of
improving health outcomes for populations and individuals. Access to
local experts in all components of healthcare decision-making enhances
the center's multidisciplinary scope.
As a Magnet
Designated Hospital, SHC demonstrates a focus on the support,
conduct, and application of research to Clinical and administrative practice.
The Center for Nursing Research & Innovation:
Facilitates research by fostering a spirit of inquiry,
coordinating Clinical research resources, promoting studies that are
aligned with strategic improvement priorities, and linking
investigators with Clinical sites.
Fosters the capacity to
interpret, apply and conduct research that improves patient care
quality, cost and outcomes.
Strengthens the scientific
validity and effectiveness of patient care practices.
Provides consultation and education that contributes to
improving nursing practice, patient care and organizational
Conducts new product Clinical evaluations and
technology assessments that advance strategic performance
Serves as a clearinghouse for emerging new
knowledge for nursing practice, innovation transfer and Clinical
practice guidelines and best practices.