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Nursing: Evidence-based Practice

Consider this your personal library where you will find everything you need to help you complete your course of study.

Study Design 101

This tutorial is designed to assist you in understanding the various types of research used in Evidence Based Practice and it is intended to be read in the order going up the pyramid from the base.  However,  you can jump around according to your needs and interests. There are questions to test yourself about each study type, some helpful formulas related to the study types, a video demonstrating how to find each type of study, and a glossary of relevant terms.

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BMJ Evidence Based Nursing

Evidence Based Nursing by the BMJ (British Medical Journal). 

EB Practice Websites

Databases for PICO and Literature Critique Assignments

What is Evidence Based Practice?

VIDEO:  Rebecca Kolb RN, BSN, CEN , Evidence Based Practice in Nursing (2010). John Hopkins University  (8:58)

"Evidence based practice is the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research."  

Sackett, D. L., Rosenberg, W., Gray, J. A., Haynes, R. B., & Richardson, W. S. (1996). Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't. Bmj, 312(7023), 71-72.

diagram of elements of EBP

Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine  Tutorial/Power Point from Duke University Medical Center Library and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center Course - State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn

Nursing Clinics of North America - 2009 volume focused on Evidence Based Practice, Alice A. Schultz, guest editor