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Top Databases for PICO(T) & EBP
Turing Research Into Practice (TRIP) a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.
PubMed for Handhelds
PubMed for Handhelds research brings medical information to the point of care via devices like smartphones. This includes developing algorithms and public-domain tools for searching by text message (askMEDLINE and txt2MEDLINE), applying clinical filters (PICO) and viewing summary abstracts (The Bottom Line and Consensus Abstracts) in MEDLINE/PubMed, and evaluating the use of these tools in Clinical Decision Support.
Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database
The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is one of the world's leading evidence-based practice (EBP) organisations. JBI's evidence-based practice resources assist healthcare professionals to implement an effective evidence-based practice program to provide the best possible patient care. Evidence Based Recommended Practices, Evidence Summaries, Best Practice Information Sheets, Systematic Reviews, Consumer Information Sheets, Systematic Review Protocols, and Technical Reports.
PubMed Clinical Queries
Using the ‘Clinical Queries’ feature in PubMed, you can restrict retrieval to articles that are most likely to answer your clinical question.
Why is EBP Important?
Evidence based practice (EBP) is the conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about patient care (Sackett, Straus, Richardson, Rosenberg, & Haynes, 2000).
You might be asking, "Why do I need to know how to develop EBP research skills?"
Here are a few reasons:
Knowing how to find evidence (such as RCTs or Meta-Analyses) are likely to result in the desired patient outcome
Provides opportunities for nursing care to be more individualized
Allows nurses to stay up to date with latest developments
Source: Youngblut, J. M., & Brooten, D. (2001). Evidence-based nursing practice: Why is it important? AACN Clinical Issues, 12(4), 468-476.
What is Evidence-Based Nursing?
Evidence-based nursing is “an integration of the best evidence available, nursing expertise, and the values and preferences of the individuals, families and communities who are served” (Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2011).
Evidence-based nursing practice is a 5 step systematic process which leads to apply quality evidence from research to make effective decisions about clinical and other healthcare problems.
These five steps include:
Asking the Clinical Question
Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step
A collection of articles that intent to give nurses the knowledge and skills to implement evidence-based practice (EBP) one step at the time from: developing & searching the clinical question; critical appraisal of the evidence; implementation; disseminating the evidence and sustaining the change.
Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step (AJN series) 12 items,; American Journal of Nursing, Updated: 6/17/2021
Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step: Asking the Clinical Question: A Key Step in Evidence-Based Practice
AJN American Journal of Nursing: March 2010 Volume 110 - Issue 3 - p 58-61 doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000368959.11129.79