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A clinical practice guideline is a useful tool for translating evidence into clinical practice in order to improve the quality of health care. Key steps in the guideline development process include: determining the cope, purpose and target audience; formulating clinical questions; identifying the best available evidence; and developing recommendations based on evidence. A multifaceted strategy that takes into account barriers to practice change is more likely to be successful than a single strategy.

Purpose of Activity

To provide nurses and other healthcare professionals with a basic understanding of the different steps involved in the development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Describe a clinical practice guideline, its purpose and potential benefits in healthcare.
  2. Identify the steps involved in developing a clinical practice guideline.
  3. Identify effective strategies for effective dissemination and implementation of a clinical practice guideline.
Price: $22.50


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.

Test Code: JBIEBP20
Published: Mar 2017
Expires: 3/4/2022
Required Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Zoe Jordan, BA, MA, PhD; Zachary Munn, PhD, GDHSc, BMedRad(NucMed); Craig Lockwood, RN, BN, GradDip, MNSc, PhD; Edoardo Aromataris, PhD, BSc(Hons)
Topics: Guideline