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Nursing: Evidence Based Nursing

Sources for Evidence Based Practice

CINAHL Evidence-Based Care Sheets - Summaries on specific key topics focused on nursing practice. Each evidence-based sheet incorporates the latest evidence, statistics, research, and references on the topic. The references are ranked using a coding matrix, according to the type of literature they represent (systematic review, meta-analysis, etc.).

TRIP database A clinical search engine designed to allow users to find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.

Evidence-Based Reports  Initiative launched by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to promote evidence-based practice in everyday care through establishment of the Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program. These EPCs develop evidence reports and technology assessments on topics relevant to clinical and other health care organization and delivery issues, specifically targeted toward those that are common, expensive, and/or significant for the Medicare and Medicaid populations.

Study Designs (Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine) From a well regarded research center at Oxford University.  Brief guide to the different study types and a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of study.

Permission to use links and comments kindly provided by creator, Ingrid Hendrix, Health Sciences Librarian, University of New Mexico.

Duke Medical Center, Duke University (2005). Evidence-based medicine resources. A two-page  guide that describes a hierarchy of evidence and types of studies.

Ingham-Broomfield, R. (2016). A nurses’ guide to the hierarchy of research designs and evidence. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 33 (3), 38-43.

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