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The gold-standard in Evidence-Based Practice documentation for Nursing, Health and all healthcare related disciplines. Providing high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, including: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials; Cochrane Methodology Register; Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE); Health Technology Assessment Database; and NHS Economic Evaluation Database.
National Guidelines Clearinghouse
Provides objective, reliable clinical practice guidelines for nurses and other healthcare professionals. Enter search terms in box provided and click go, or select "Guidelines" from the left sidebar and browse the lists.
What is evidence-based care/practice?
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing defines evidence based nursing practice in their Evidence-Based Nursing Position Statement, as "an integration of the best evidence available, nursing expertise, and the values and preferences of the individuals, families and communities who are served.This assumes that optimal nursing care is provided when nurses and health care decision-makers have access to a synthesis of the latest research, a consensus of expert opinion, and are thus able to exercise their judgment as they plan and provide care that takes into account cultural and personal values and preferences."
This excellent tutorial on Evidence-Based Practice is created by the University of Minnesota Libraries 2007.