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 performance.
Conducts new product Clinical evaluations and technology assessments that advance strategic performance improvement.
Serves as a clearinghouse for emerging new knowledge for nursing practice, innovation transfer and Clinical practice guidelines and best practices.