Week 1 | Evidence-Based Practice (17170-SP)

Image of globe and stethoscope.

Content Outline

  • What is evidence-based Practice? 
    • 5 Steps for EBN practice
    • What makes good evidence?
    • Why do nurses need to EBP?
    • Barriers to nurses using EBP
    • Searching for Evidence Pyramid F. HowtoLocateE-Resources
  • Search for the Best Evidence to Answer the Question - Search Databases Efficiently for Research Journal Articles
    • MEDLINE
    • CINAHL/CINAHL Plus
  • Locating E-Journals
    • Open Access and Free Journal Sites
    • Search for Practice Guidelines
    • National Guideline Clearing house guideline.gov
  • Search for Evidence Summaries
    • DynaMed: Prevention
    • Nursing Reference Center
  • Use a Meta-Search Engine to Find Evidence Sites
    • TRIP Database
    • Systematic review vs. Meta-analysis
    • Cochrane Database of Systematic Review
    • Finding Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses in PubMed
    • Finding Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses in CINAHL
    • Navigating the Web beyond Basic Google to Find Evidence?
    • Google Advanced Search Features
    • Google Scholar
    • Must Evaluate Web Resources: Evaluation Strategies
    • Criteria for Evaluating Web Sites

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course work the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe web resources to use for evidence-based nursing practice.
  2. Identify strategies to improve searching skills to find appropriate evidence
    on the web to improve patient care.
  3. Apply the PICO approach to formulating and answering a clinical question.

Additional Information

Format: 
Simulation
Course summary
Available: 
01/13/2017
Expires: 
04/30/2018

Janet Schnall, MS, AHIP
Information Management Librarian (Retired), UW Health Sciences Library and Information Center, Seattle, WA

JoAnne Whitney, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN
Certified Wound Care Nurse; Associate Dean for Research, Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health System, UW School of Nursing; Research Scientist, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

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