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Evidence Based Nursing Practice: Literature Review
This guide will give students a basic introduction to the principles of Evidence-Based Practice.
National Guideline Clearinghouse is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. In addition to searching or browsing for guidelines, results can be displayed in tabular format to allow for comparison. A comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents produced by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans. Updated weekly.
Note: Guideline evidence varies from expert opinion to high levels of evidence.
Allows users to identify evidence-based medical literature for a wide variety of sources.
Additional Databases for Nursing Literature Reviews
Evidence is not always available via filtered resources. Searching the primary literature may be required. It is possible to use specific search strategies in MEDLINE and other databases to achieve the highest possible level of evidence.
(EBSCO) - The worlds most comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. CINAHL®Complete is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.
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Evidence Based Medicine/Practice Tutorials
The concept of evidence based practice (EBM) means integrating clinical expertise with the best available scientific clinical evidence with patient preferences.
Literature reviews can range from quick and dirty to detailed and thorough. When searching for the evidence or working under the title of 'evidence based' it's best to be as detailed and thorough as possible.
documenting your work - where & how you searched;
searching multiple databases;
using multiple terms for each of your PICO concepts;
using AND/OR (Boolean logic)- correctly of course!
asking a librarian either for assistance or to perform the literature search for you