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IWU OCLS Tutorials: Evidence-Based Toolkit for Nursing


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Welcome to the Evidence-Based Toolkit for Nursing! 


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Evidence-Based Practice


What is EBP?

John Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Model

The 3 Phases of EBP

John Hopkins Model Resources


Asking Your Question & PICO


Identify the Problem

PICO (Translating the Question into Searchable Parts)

PICO Question Formats

Background vs. Foreground

Types of Questions

Study Design (Clinical Questions)

The Literature Review Process


Hierarchy of Evidence


Levels of Evidence

Types of Resources


John Hopkins Nursing EBP: Levels of Evidence (Diagram)


Databases & Searching Help


OCLS Nursing Databases

Combining Search Terms to Locate Information

Practice Guidelines in OCLS Databases


Tools for Translation


Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE)




Do It Yourself Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews

Free Online Resources

Practice Guidelines from Specific Organizations 

EBP Metasearch

Practice Guidelines in OCLS Databases



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