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243 - CSI: Research into Practice: Best Evidence and the Practice Scene

‐ Mar 9, 2013 3:30pm

Finding the best evidence for practice in any profession, but particularly in nursing, might be compared to a crime scene investigation (CSI). Although the analogy of the crime scene is far from comparable to nursing practice, finding the evidence to support practice follows a similar path to the CSI. The purpose of this presentation is to examine levels of evidence along with six previous reviews of research from the Translating Evidence into Practice column in Urologic Nursing. Research designs as well as the results of each study are examined and placed within the Melnyk and Fineout-Overholt (2011) level of evidence table.

Contact hours available until 3/7/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures:

Donna J. Carrico, WHNP, MS/ Consultant/Presenter Bureau: Uroplasty Inc.

Tamara Dickinson, RN, CURN, CCCN, BCB-PMD/ Advisory Board:Hollister Inc, Seek Wellness

There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial product.

SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.


  • Relate research evidence to the hierarchy of evidence to support nursing practice.
  • Examine specific types of evidence that support nursing practice.
  • Cite supportive evidence from 6 previous reviews in Urologic Nursing on a specific clinical issue.


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