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This guide presents an introduction to GCC Library resources for students in the Nursing Program.
"The conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients or groups ...requires integration of individual clinical expertise and patient preferences with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research, and consideration of available resources."
--DiCenso A, Guyatt G, Ciliska D. Evidence-based nursing: a guide to clinical practice. St. Louis: Mosby; 2005.
--Evidence-Based Practice in the Health Sciences: Evidence-Based Nursing Tutorial, Information Services, Dept. of the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
Evidence Based Nursing is divided into a 5-step process:
1. Formulating a searchable question
2. Searching the literature efficiently
3. Appraising the literature critically
4. Applying the result to clinical practice or patient
5. Evaluating the outcomes of the applied evidence in your practice or patient
The first three steps are the ones for which the GCC Library is here to support you.
To learn more about Evidence Based Nursing practice, take the tutorial linked below on this page.
Evidence Based Practice Tutorial for Nurses
This tutorial will guide you through the five steps of evidence based practice with example case studies to better your understanding of each step.
In the current healthcare climate, it is more important than ever to be able to select and find the right evidence for your practice to ensure patients receive safe, high quality care. The fully updated new edition of this comprehensive book helps nurses and healthcare professionals understand how to use evidence in all aspects of care, with plenty of examples and activities to help relate concepts to practice. The new edition features: * Explanation of what values-based practice means and how it fits alongside evidence-based practice * A new chapter on innovation and improvement to help you make a difference in your practice * Even more examples from a range of professions to understand how different professions work together * Learning features to make it easier to learn, including word puzzles, chapter summaries and a glossary It is essential reading for all pre-qualifying and qualified nursing and allied health students who are exploring evidence-based practice for the first time. Janet Barker was formerly Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Nottingham. Paul Linsley and Ros Kane are both Principal Lecturers at the University of Lincoln.