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West Ada County School District - Nursing Resources: Evidence-based Practice

Tutorial on Evidence Based Practice

EB Practice Websites

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

Systematic Reviews

For help on how to cite systematic reviews in APA see the "Writing Help" tab in this library guide

Medline (EBSCO) Use the "EBM Reviews" limiter
(1966 to present ) Citations, some full text. Indexing for medical, nursing, and health journals.

AHRQ: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
U.S.Department of Health & Human Services
SEARCH TIP:  use website search box in top right corner

National Guidelines Clearinghouse

PubMed (Nat'l Lib of Med)
Go to Subsets & Limit to "Nursing Journals" and "Systematic Reviews"

Cochrane Reviews
Searchable database with some access to full text.  Full access requires a subscription but click through anyway because some of the full reviews are accessible.

DARE:Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (United Kingdom)

Clinical Evidence: BMJ (British Medical Journal)