Beginning with the patient and/or clinical scenario:
–Ask: Carefully define your clinical question(s).
–Acquire: Search for and assemble the research evidence that best addresses your question(s).
–Appraise: Evaluate and assess the credibility and applicability of the evidence.
–Apply: Integrate the research findings with your clinical experience and the patient’s values and preferences.
–Assess: Track patient outcomes, and also the effectiveness/efficiency of the EIP process as a clinical tool.