Forms of Nursing Inquiry: Quality improvement (QI), Research, and Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) has captured the attention of healthcare providers, healthcare organizations, and consumers to positively influence patient outcomes. However, confusion abounds about how evidence-based practice differs from research and quality improvement.

Select either EBP, research, or QI and identify how the selected approach is implemented to improve outcomes at your workplace.
How do you know this approach is utilized?
Is this selected approach used apart from or in conjunction with the other approaches?
Can one approach be effectively applied without the others? Why or why not?