Library: Evidence-based nursing resources
Posted on 9th March 2017 by Selena Ryan-Vig
This page features links to various resources related to evidence-based nursing and will be continually updated. Please get in touch if you’ve come across any handy resources you think should be included here. If you can’t find what you are looking for on this page, please visit our main library, which features many additional resources. The resources in our main library are more general than the resources on this page, and should be useful to you whatever subject you study.
On this page, you will find…
Introductions and overviews of evidence-based nursing
‘Research made simple’ tutorials
Blogs, images and videos
Study skills and revision aids
Databases and tools to assist with searching for research
Additional evidence-based nursing journals
A collection of articles which aims to give nurses and student nurses the knowledge and skills they need to implement evidence-based practice (EBP) one step at a time, from: 1) developing & searching the clinical question; 2) critical appraisal of the evidence; 3) implementation; 4) disseminating the evidence & sustaining the change.
A comprehensive library guide providing definitions of evidence-based nursing as well as a variety of resources and tools.
A tutorial designed to give nurses the foundations of evidence-based practice.
Summarises high-quality nursing evidence from a wide range of journals, focusing on papers’ key findings and implications for clinical practice.
Study design & methodology
Statistics, data analysis & interpretation
What is a p value and what does it mean? (for a more in-depth, critical discussion see: Toward Evidence-Based Medical Statistics. 1: The P Value Fallacy)
Bias, validity & reliability & ethics
Social media and research
Leading source of nursing news and best practice in the UK, and includes student nurse blogs.
Analysis and discussion of developments in Evidence-Based Nursing.
Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in health care and health policy, and are internationally recognised as the highest standard in evidence-based health care. Evidently Cochrane is a blog which aims to make Cochrane evidence really accessible.
It features a series of blogs specifically for nurses: ‘Evidence for Everyday Nursing‘
It also features an ‘Understanding Evidence‘ series to help you make sense of evidence
These are a way of giving Cochrane evidence in an image (‘blogshot’) or a video (‘vlogshot’). There’s an ‘Evidence for Everyday Nursing’ series and the link to the full review is always given so you can go into more detail if you want to.
When to replace peripheral venous catheters Nurses! No time to read the Cochrane review? Watch this video instead!http://bit.ly/1WEprSe
Posted by Cochrane UK on Monday, 13 February 2017
For more on pressure ulcers, see: ‘Preventing and treating pressure ulcers: evidence review‘ from Sarah Chapman (2017), the Editor of Evidently Cochrane (requires a subscription).
A website featuring a library of quizzes and study tips.
Online revision cards for many different clinical topics.
Over 150 free nursing quizzes to test your knowledge on various topics from medication administration to anatomy.
Provides evidence-based content to help nurses find answers to clinical questions at the point of care.
An evidence-based point of care resource. (A free mobile app is also available for iPhones, iPads, Androids, and Windows 8 devices).
NIHR Signals provide concise summaries of the latest important health research evidence.
A collection of databases containing different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, including Cochrane Reviews.
Videos, designed specifically for nurses, providing an introduction to searching literature for in PubMed.
Free access to nursing research & evidence-based information.
CINAHL provides coverage for more than 4,000 journals, and provides additional nursing and allied health research material including books, evidence-based care sheets and quick lesson disease overviews.
Features core titles from leading academic publishers, plus instructional videos and more.
Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence. Plus, when you register to blog for Students 4 Best Evidence, you get free access to the premium version of Trip.
Allows you to search for evidence across multiple databases (if you are logged in) or in PubMed (if you are not logged in).
A series of help videos have been created to give you guide to using HDAS.