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Evidence-Based Practice

A guide to the elements and process of EBP


Series of articles in AJN on Evidence-based Practice for Nurses

Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice (ACE) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
The Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice (ACE) was established as a center of excellence for The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in January 2000. ACE is dedicated to bridging research into practice. This is accomplished through collaboration with the South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio center of excellence, VERDICT, as well as national and international entities such as the Agency for healthcare Research and Quality and the Cochrane Collaboration.

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines Program
From the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO), in Canada. The purpose of this multi-year program is to support Ontario (Canada) Nurses by providing them with Best Practice Guidelines for client care. The program has been designed in multiple cycles. Each cycle consists of five phases: planning, development, pilot implementation, evaluation and dissemination/uptake. Each guideline also undergoes full review every three years and revised as necessary. To date, the program team has initiated six cycles of guideline development to dissemination/uptake.

Evidence-Based Nursing (Journal from HighWire)

Evidence-Based Nursing Resource Guide
From Virginia Commonwealth University. An organized collection of websites to support the teaching and practice of evidence based nursing.

Evidence Based Nursing
Provides a list of tutorials and resources on evidence based nursing.

Introduction to Evidence-Based Nursing
From the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Toronto. An overview of the topic with examples of clinical scenarios in nursing.

Joanna Briggs Institute
Established in 1996, the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is now a growing, dynamic international collaboration involving nursing, medical and allied health researchers, clinicians, academics and quality managers across 40 countries in every continent.

Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses (2008)
From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ. Of particular note is the chapter, The Evidence for Evidence-Based Practice Implementation by Marita G. Titler, PhD, RN, FAAN. [Link to PDF]

Research & Clinical Resources for Evidence Based Nursing
From McGill University and the Department of Academic Practice and Professional Development. A nicely organized list of useful web sites organized around the EBP process.

Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing (Journal)
Published in association with Sigma Theta Tau International, The Honor Society of Nursing