July 2012 - Internet Resources Digest


Evidence-based Nursing

Internet Resources Digest
July 2012

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Evidence-based Nursing 

Training Resources

Syllabi for practising EBM.  Evidence-based Nursing

Centre for EBM TorontoThe goal of this website is to help develop, disseminate, and evaluate resources that can be used to practice and teach EBM for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education for health care professionals from a variety of clinical disciplines, including nursing. 


Evidence Based Practice Tutorial for Nurses

EBP Tutorial for NursesFrom Penn State University Library. The basic aim of this tutorial is to walk you through the EBP steps in an effort to make the process easier and more understandable for you.


Evidence Based Public Health Nursing Tutorial

Evidence Based Public Health Nursing TutorialThe tutorial is made up of six training modules that were developed by librarians in order to enhance the search skills of public health nurses as they search for evidence based public health nursing. Complete the Assessments after each module to test your knowledge. From the University of Illinois Library of the Health Sciences.


Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice

Academic Center for Evidence-Based PracticeThe Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice (ACE) was established as a Center of Excellence for The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in January 2000. The purpose of ACE is to advance cutting-edge, state-of-the-art evidence-based nursing practice, research, and education within an interdisciplinary context. The goal is to turn research into action, improving health care and outcomes through evidence-based practice (EBP), research, and education. On the web-site you can find EBP training modules, links to web-based resources, and presentations.


Journals, Blogs, Articles

Evidence-Based Nursing

Evidence-Based Nursing“Published quarterly, the purpose of Evidence-Based Nursing is to select from the health related literature research studies and reviews that report important advances relevant to best nursing practice. The clinical relevance and rigour of the studies is assessed to identify research that is relevant to nursing. A commentary on chosen articles identifies the key findings and implications for clinical practice.” Free access to selected full-text articles and to all issues published in 1998-2005.Access to full-text through HINARI.


Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing

Worldviews on Evidence-Based NursingA quarterly, peer-reviewed journal and information resource from The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. A primary source of information for using evidence-based nursing practice to improve patient care by featuring:  Knowledge synthesis articles with best practice applications and recommendations for clinical practice, nursing administration, nursing education and public health care policy; Original articles and features that present research, which challenge and develop the knowledge base about evidence-based nursing; Special features and columns with information geared to readers’ diverse roles: clinical practice, education, research, administration and policy; Commentaries about current evidence-based nursing issues and developments; A forum that encourages readers to engage in an ongoing dialogue on critical issues and questions in evidence-based nursing; Reviews of the latest publications and resources on evidence-based nursing; News about professional organizations, conferences and other activities around the world related to evidence-based nursing: Links to other global evidence-based nursing resources and organizations. Free abstracts and a sample issue.


International Journal of Nursing Practice

International Journal of Nursing PracticeThe International Journal of Nursing Practice is a fully refereed journal publishing original scholarly work that advances the international understanding and development of nursing both as a profession and academic discipline. The Journal focuses on research and professional discussion papers with a sound scientific, theoretical or philosophical base. The Cochrane Nursing Care (CNC) Journal Section – is a new supplement  published in this journal since 2010.


Nursing Research: Show me the evidence!

Nursing Research: Show me the evidence!The St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, California) Nursing Research Blog communicates the nursing research activities at SJO to staff. Communications may include, but are not restricted to, announcements of Nursing Grand Rounds, Nursing Journal Clubs, Nursing EBN classes, ongoing nursing research and relevant medical library announcements and news. Secondly, this blog serve as an open discussion forum for nurses and librarians interested in evidenced based nursing.


Evidence-based Practice Network

Evidence-based Practice NetworkLippincott's NursingCenter.com provides you with a wealth of clinical and professional resources: education activities, articles, newsletters, blogs, videos, podcasts. Registration (free) required to use additional tools and options.


Guide to the Development of Clinical Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners

This guide has been written to assist those health care professionals charged with the responsibility of developing and or adapting guidelines for their own agency or specialty to produce feasible, appropriate meaningful and effective clinical guidelines for patients and clients in their care. The Western Australian Centre for Evidence Informed Healthcare Practice.


EBN Organizations

Cochrane Nursing Care Field

The Cochrane Collaboration is an international non-profit and independent organization, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions. The Cochrane Nursing Care Field is one of 11 Fields within the Cochrane Collaboration. The purpose of a Field is to support the conduct, dissemination and utilization of the systematic reviews relevant to the field.


Joanna Briggs Institute

Joanna Briggs Institute„The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is an international not-for-profit, membership based, research and development organisation based within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. The Institute collaborates internationally with over 70 entities across the world. The Institute and its collaborating entities promote and support the synthesis, transfer and utilisation of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective healthcare practices to assist in the improvement of healthcare outcomes globally„

Some resources are avialble for free – for example, Best Practice information sheets (or guidelines) - produced specifically for practising health professionals and  based on the best available research evidence as reported in systematic reviews.


Collections of Links

Evidence  Based  Nursing  Introduction   

The goal of this guide is to serve as an introduction to Evidence Based Nursing. University of North Carolina  HSL librarians performed literature and web searching to discover useful articles and web resources about evidence based practice targeted for nursing professionals and students.

Research and Clinical Resources for Evidence Based Nursing

Guides and tools on evidence-based nursing. Annotated links. Compiled by McGill University Health Centre

Related AIHA Resources

Evidence Based Nursing Resources. Health Resources Digest, February 2005

Nursing Documentation Standards. Health Resources Digest, January 2008

Evidence-based Public Health. Health Resources Digest, July 2006

Organizing Evidence-based Journal Clubs. Internet Resources Digest, December 2011

Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) and Patient-oriented Evidence that Matters (POEMs). Internet Resources Digest, March 2012 

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Compiled by Irina Ibraghimova, PhD
Library and Information Management Specialist
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