Pose a clear question that will lead to the right evidence for the problem.
Use the question to determine how to search for the evidence.
Critically evaluate the evidence.
Put the evidence into action
Hopp, L., & Rittenmeyer, L. (2012). Introduction to evidence-based practice: A practical guide for nursing. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
The components of evidence-based practice combine best available evidence from pre-appraised and synthesized evidence, research, expert opinion, and clinical practice guidelines with the influence of patient preference, and other available resources.