Week 1 | Web Resources for the Wound Care Specialist (15171-SP)

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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
  • 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

Course summary

Janet Schnall, MS, AHIP
Information Management Librarian, 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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