Monday, May 14, 2007

Great article on implementing evidence based practice with Nursing CE units

There is a terrific overview by Susan W. Salmond EdD entitled "Advancing Evidence-Based Practice: a primer" in Orthopaedic Nursing 26(2):114-125 March-April 2007. Reading this article and completing the accompanying post test earns the reader 2 nursing contact hours. The fee is $10 for NAON members and $20 for nonmembers. Even if you're not interested in the CE units, the article is definately worth the read. It covers the paradigm shift that has led to a focus on evidence based practice, barriers to and strategies to overcome barriers to evidence based practice, asking PICO questions, levels of evidence and critically appraising evidence. This article is one of the most cogent and concise summaries of a complicated topic that I have seen. For SJH and CHOC patrons, Burlew Medical Library carries this journal in print but not online. Contact the medical library if you would like a copy.

1 comment:

Emily DeVoto, Ph.D., said...

Thanks for this article. Here's another one your readers might appreciate, a systematic review of interventions used to increase use of research in nursing, and it's open access: