This blog serves as a guide to the topic of Evidence-Based Nursing and Midwifery. It will point to good resources, learning and teaching materials etc for nurses and librarians associated with Evidence-Based Nursing and Midwifery

Sunday, August 20, 2006

More that I have found but need to annotate

Links I had located earlier

Evidence-based nursing practice
Academic Center for Evidence-Based Nursing (U Texas San Antonio)
A few years old, created in 2002, last updated in 2004.

Very useful link to SUMSearch:
SUMSearch is an automated method of searching for medical evidence by using the Internet. It searches NLM, DARE, and National Guideline Clearinghouse. SUMSearch combines meta-searching and contingency searching.

Best Practice Guidelines (Registered Nurses Association of Ontario)
Professional looking site, with many useful guidelines available.

Best Practice Information Sheets (Joanna Briggs Institute)
Well known Australian developed site, with a wealth of resources available, some resources only available through subscription

Evidence-Based Nursing (University of Minnesota)
Quite a reasonable site with good bibliography and history

Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Filters in PubMed (from NLinks)

By using some really big built in search strings, one can search Pubmed using these predefined searches, adding your own terms
The Research Center is mainly working on the development of a database called the Evidence Based Nursing (EBN) Matrix. Another purpose is to develop a virtual research center in which other nursing organizations or nurses may conduct online research

Evidence-Based Nursing Syllabi, Worksheets
Part of a bigger ENM site, quite a useful focus here on Evidence based Nursing with examples, samples

Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

Lots of useful information, plenty of resources, links to annual conference

National Guidelines Clearinghouse
National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC), a USA public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NGC was originally created by AHRQ in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans (now America's Health Insurance Plans [AHIP]).

Oncology Nursing Society Evidence-Based Practice Center
The primary intent of the Evidence-Based Practice Resource Center is to provide nurses a guide to identify, critically appraise and use evidence to solve clinical problems. It also can assist nurses—especially advanced practice nurses—who are helping others in developing evidence-based practice protocols.

Star Model of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

To quote from the site ,the Star Model of Knowledge Transformation ® is a model for understanding the cycles, nature, and characteristics of knowledge that are utilized in various aspects of evidence-based practice (EBP). The Star Model organizes both old and new concepts of improving care into a whole and provides a framework with which to organize EBP processes and approaches. Known as the ACE Star Model, it is a simple, parsimonious depiction of the relationships between various stages of knowledge transformation, as newly discovered knowledge is moved into practice. It is inclusive of familiar processes and also emphasizes the unique aspects of EBP. The ACE Star Model places nursing's previous scientific work within the context of EBP, serves as an organizer for examining and applying EBP, and mainstreams nursing into the formal network of EBP.

What is Evidence-Based Nursing?

An article with good references, from EBN an BMJ journal
Evidence based Health(University of Hertfordshire)

Somewhat out of date but good collection of articles


A useful site with some material for pallative care

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
This is a direct link to the Evidence based practice part of the site.

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