Evaluation. The sixth and ﬁnal step of the nursing process in which the nurse systematically and continuously appraises progress toward attainment of outcomes; measurable elements that interpret, explain, and facilitate practical use of the standard.
Evidence-based practice (EBP). A problem-solving approach to health care using healthcare provider expertise, the best scientific evidence, and the consumer’s values and preference to determine and guide the plan of care.
Expected outcomes. End results that are measurable, desirable, and observable, and translate into observable behaviors.