Nursing - graduate: Evidence Based Practice
All about Evidence-Based Practice
Evidence-Based Practice uses current research to inform diagnosis and treatment decisions within clinical situations. It is also known as Evidence-Based Nursing or Evidence-Based Medicine. The following tutorials provide solid introductions to the concept of Evidenced-Based Practice and how to locate EBP literature.
Definitions? A glossary of Evidence-Based terms can be found at http://www.cebm.net/glossary/
Evidence Based Practice Tutorial for Nurses
This excellent tutorial is a collaborative project between several partners including the Director of Nursing Research at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State librarians. It was developed to assist Penn State nursing students and nurses in learning to implement evidence-based practice.
Evidence-Based Practice Nursing Tutorial
From the Information Services Department of the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
The Health Sciences Library at Duke University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill produced this tutorial.
Center for Evidence-Based Medicine
The goal of this website is to help develop, disseminate, and evaluate resources that can be used to practise and teach EBM for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education for health care professionals from a variety of clinical disciplines.
How to read a paper
The British Medical Journal published a series of articles on how to read a paper way back in the mid 1990s. These articles have stood the test of time* and are still relevant and more importantly, helpful as you seek to decipher what you're reading in the nursing, medical, and scientific literature.
*for the most part -- there references to resources such as SilverPlatter, CD-ROMS, etc. that no longer exist but the content of the articles is still relevant.
- How to read a paper. The Medline databaseThis article is the first in a series that introduces the nonexpert to searching the medical literature and assessing the value of medical articles.
BMJ. 1997 July 19; 315(7101): 180–183.
- How to read a paper. Getting your bearings (deciding what the paper is about).BMJ. 1997 July 26; 315(7102): 243–246.
- Assessing the methodological quality of published papers.BMJ. 1997 August 2; 315(7103): 305–308.
- How to read a paper. Statistics for the non-statistician. I: Different types of data need different statistical tests.BMJ. 1997 August 9; 315(7104): 364–366.
- How to read a paper. Statistics for the non-statistician. II: "Significant" relations and their pitfalls.BMJ. 1997 August 16; 315(7105): 422–425.
- How to read a paper. Papers that report drug trials.BMJ. 1997 August 23; 315(7106): 480–483.
- How to read a paper. Papers that report diagnostic or screening tests.BMJ. 1997 August 30; 315(7107): 540–543.
- How to read a paper. Papers that tell you what things cost (economic analyses).BMJ. 1997 September 6; 315(7108): 596–599.
- Papers that summarize other papers (systematic reviews and meta-analyses).BMJ. 1997 September 13; 315(7109): 672–675.
- Papers that go beyond numbers (qualitative research)BMJ. 1997 September 20; 315(7110): 740–743.
- Pyramid of evidenceThe "pyramid of evidence" with levels of evidence and where to find evidence based literature.
- What works? Clinical effectivenessBrochure from the National Library of Medicine about systematic reviews
- Evidence Based ResourcesArticles and books for evidence based practice/nursing.
Evidence-Based Practice Resources
- 5 Minute Clinical Consult This link opens in a new window 5MinuteConsult.com helps physicians, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents and other healthcare professionals provide the best patient care by delivering quick answers they can trust, when and where they need them most – at the point of care. This portal is the fastest way to obtain the most likely diagnosis, treatment and management of thousands of diseases. To access the 5MinuteConsult mobile app first set up a free personal account by accessing the platform while on campus and clicking on the "Create a Free Personal Account" button on the resource homepage. Once a personal account has been created users can download and use the mobile app. To download the iOS app go to https://apps.apple.com/us/app/5-minute-clinical-consult/id301865751. To download the android app go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.unbound.android.cq59l&hl=en_US.
- Cochrane Library This link opens in a new window The Cochrane Library consists of a regularly updated collection of high-quality, evidence-based medicine databases.
- DynaMed This link opens in a new window A clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. Includes clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, and provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience.
- Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) Evidence-Based Medicine Created for health care practitioners, a selection of EBM resources on topics ranging from acai to zinc.
- Trip A free resource, Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. It primarily searches PubMed but also includes other resources. In addition to research evidence it allows clinicians to search across other content types including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.
- AHRQ Under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has numerous resources relevant to evidence based practice.
evidence-based practice news
- Best Evidence for Nursing+Best Evidence for Nursing+ is a service made available by McMaster University's Health Information Research Unit that incorporates the McMaster PLUS email alerting system and searchable database of best evidence from the medical literature. You can register your interests to receive email alerts and searching access for literature that is matched to your personal clinical interests.
Viva la evidence!
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