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Nursing: Evidence Based Practice Resources

What is evidence based (nursing) practice?

"Evidence based [nursing] practice is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values to facilitate clinical decision-making"

Saackett, D.L. , Strauss, S.E., Richardson, W.S. et al. Evidence-based medicine: How to practice and teach EBM. Londo: Churchill-Livingstone, 2000.

Finding the "best" evidence

Step 1. Start with PICO

Step 2. Develop the question

Step 3. The 5 S's - what types of publications to consider

Step 4. Keyword vs subject heading searching

Step 4. Which databases to choose ?

Step 5. Do the searching

Step 6. Use various strategies