EBP - Nursing
Summaries - Definition
Summaries are regularly updated clinical guidelines, critically appraised topics, or textbooks that integrate evidence-based information about specific clinical problems.
Summaries are the FIRST resource you should search for critically pre-appraised evidence.
NURSING SUMMARIES: Nursing Reference Center Plus
- Nursing Reference Center
- How To Search - Video
- How To Search - Tips
- Mobile Access
- Example of Document
- Finding the Evidence
Nursing Reference Centre
is a comprehensive reference tool designed to provide relevant clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals, directly at the point-of-care. Nursing Reference Center provides in-depth content covering areas including conditions and diseases, patient education resources, drug information, continuing education, lab & diagnosis detail, best practice guidelines, and much more.
- General searching is best (ie you may not be able to search your entire PICO)
- Search condition/disease (often the P in your PICO)
- Search intervention if it is specific
- Use truncation * to obtain ending variations (e.g. nurs* retrieves nursing, nurses, nurse, nursed)
- Choose EVIDENCE BASE CARE SHEETS from the left menu to limit the search to this type of resource
Example of Evidence-Based Care Sheet
Locating the evidence in the Evidence Based Care Sheet
NURSING SUMMARIES: Joanna Briggs Evidence Summaries
JBI is very easy to search.
- you can use truncation *
- you can search more than just the condition/disease by using boolean operators
- OR for synonyms
- AND for concepts (or PICO terms)
- Remember to look for EVIDENCE SUMMARIES when you are searching in the top level of the 6S Pyramid
Locating the evidence in the Evidence Summary
MEDICINE SUMMARIES: Dynamed Plus
DynaMed Plus is a clinical reference tool for use primarily at the 'point-of-care'. DynaMed is updated daily and monitors the content of over 500 medical journals and systematic evidence review databases directly and indirectly by using many journal review services. Each publication is reviewed cover-to-cover, and each article is evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity. The new evidence is then integrated with existing content, and overall conclusions are changed as appropriate representing a synthesis of the best available evidence.
Searching Your Clinical PICO(T) Question
- Focus on searching for a condition or medical diagnosis/disease that is relevant to your PICO.
- You can add in an intervention if you have a specific intervention (e.g. a drug name)
- It is best not to use truncation (*) as Dynamed will provide options when you type
A PDF is not provided with Dynamed Plus. Use the Table of Contents on the left side to navigate through the content.
Locating the evidence in DynaMed Plus
MEDICINE SUMMARIES: Clinical Practice Guidelines
- About Clinical Practice Guidelines
- Examples of Clinical Practice Guidelines Resources
- How to Search -Tips
The majority of clinical practice guideline sites provide a general search box, just like a Google search
- Search the P of PICO in the general search box
- If you are searching for a specific intervention, add that to your search using AND with the Patient/Population/Problem search phrase
For the PICO example, search:
diabetic foot ulcers
diabetic foot ulcer
Note, most general search boxes do not provide a way to truncate (ulcer*) your search terms. If you do not find anything with a plural of the term (ulcers), then redo the search as singular (ulcer). Or vice versa.
- Last Updated: Jan 19, 2023 10:02 AM
- URL: https://libguides.ucalgary.ca/guides/EBP-NURS
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