Home Products Most Popular Contact
No items in your cart.
The page below is a sample from the LabCE course Evidence-Based Practice Applied to the Clinical Laboratory. Access the complete course and earn ASCLS P.A.C.E.-approved continuing education credits by subscribing online.

Learn more about Evidence-Based Practice Applied to the Clinical Laboratory (online CE course) »
How to Subscribe
MLS & MLT Comprehensive CE Package
Includes 128 CE courses, most popular
$95 Add to cart
Pick Your Courses
Up to 8 CE hours
$50 Add to cart
Individual course$20 Add to cart

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

Evidence-based practice (EBP) integrates researched scientific evidence with clinical expertise and patient needs and expectations. EBP involves a systematic search for, and appraisal of, the best evidence in order to make the best possible clinical decisions. An EBP approach should be considered whenever a clinician, hospital, laboratory, or institution of any kind wants to implement a significant change in practice that can affect patient outcomes or care delivery.
EBP involves the judicious use of protocols and algorithms. It requires that any new therapy, procedure, or test, be shown to be better than an existing method before it is adopted. Many clinicians think of EBP as being applicable only to patient treatments, but EBP can also be applied to laboratory testing. The objective of EBP for the laboratory professional is to provide sound reasons and rationale for making a change to clinical practice. The goal of EBP is to improve the quality of patient care.
Using an EBP approach goes a long way towards recruiting others to adopt the change as well.