EBP Resources, Websites & Databases
Effect Size Calculator: Effect size calculator is a web-based resource from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs that allows you to calculate Cohen's d and the effect-size correlation using means and standard deviations, independent groups t test values and df.
Tri Council Report: The Tri-Council for Nursing is an alliance of four autonomous nursing organizations each focused on leadership for education, practice and research. In January 2017 the Tri Council they released a joint statement in regards to the essential role the RN has in community team-based care and the achieving of individual and population health outcomes.
AACN Manatt Report: The Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing published in March 2016, discusses the evolution of the role of schools of nursing. This reports outlines the challenges ahead and the possibilities of enhancing the partnership between practice and academic to foster innovative and improved health outcomes.
AHRQ Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (CEPI): The Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement (CEPI)* conducts and supports research and evidence synthesis on health care delivery and improvement; advances decision and communication sciences to facilitate informed treatment and health care decision making by patients and their health care providers; explores how health information technology can improve clinical decision making and health care quality; catalyzes and promotes sustainability of improvements in clinical practice across health care settings through research, demonstration projects, and partnership development; and operates the National Center for Excellence in Primary Care Research.
Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine - Oxford: The Centre is housed within the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences within the University of Oxford and is led by the Director, Professor Carl Heneghan. Professor Heneghan is also a fellow of Kellogg College and an active General Practitioner working in Oxford. This website contains details of learning resources available from the Centre and collaborative departments. CEBM aims to develop, teach and promote evidence-based health care through conferences, workshops and EBM tools so that all health care professionals can maintain the highest standards of medicine. CEBM trains Healthcare professional from all over the either in Oxford or through our growing Outreach Programme.
Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine - Toronto: The goal of this website is to help develop, disseminate, and evaluate resources that can be used to practise and teach EBM for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education for health care professionals from a variety of clinical disciplines.
Cincinnati Children’s James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence: Cincinnati Children’s believes in and practices evidence-based decision making (EBDM) as a way to achieve the best, safest care for children. Patients, purchasers, regulators and others expect practice to be based on sound judgment and best evidence; however, the proportion of clinical practice that has a basis in published scientific research is lower than one would expect. And the time it takes to translate new research findings into clinical practice can take years. With this in mind, Cincinnati Children’s designed a division within the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence to promote, support and spread EBDM to the point of care.
Duke University Medical Center Library EBP Guide: This website provides a self-paced EBP tutorial that was developed by staff at Duke University Medical Center Library and the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a few additional EBP resources.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI): The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), an independent not-for-profit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a leading innovator, convener, partner, and driver of results in health and health care improvement worldwide. At our core, we believe everyone should get the best care and health possible.
Joanna Briggs Institute: The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is the international not-for-profit, research and development arm of the School of Translational Science based within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. We provide you with the best available evidence to inform your clinical decision-making at the point of care.
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario: The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses’ contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.
UNC Health Sciences Library EBP Education Center of Excellence: This collection of evidence-based practice (EBP) resources is intended for faculty, librarians, students and health care professionals interested in learning about EBP. Our goal is to make this site your preferred entry point when you wish to learn EBP, teach EBP, find current EBP research, or find key EBP resources. The Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill currently hosts this site, but it has been the collaborative effort of many librarians at campuses across the state of North Carolina.
University of Iowa Healthcare Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice: Nurses at UI Hospitals and Clinics are internationally known for application-focused evidence-based practice at the point of care.
The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing EBP Model: The Johns Hopkins Nursing EBP Model is a powerful problem-solving approach to clinical decision-making, and is accompanied by user-friendly tools to guide individual or group use. It is designed specifically to meet the needs of the practicing nurse.
Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice, UT Health Science Center: The Academic Center for Evidence Based Practice (ACE) was established as a Center of Excellence for The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in January 2000. ACE is dedicated to bridging research into practice with the ultimate goal of improving care, patient outcomes, and patient safety.
McMasters Evidence-based Clinical Practice: Come to McMaster, the birthplace of evidence-based health-care, to join in one of two closely related workshops. The first caters to clinicians who wish to improve their clinical practice through enhanced skills in reading, interpreting, and applying the medical literature. The second is designed for clinician educators interested in enhancing their skills for teaching the principles of evidence-based practice to others. Both workshops are tailored to faculty and community internists, hospitalists, and senior and incoming chief residents. You can access resources for EBP from McMasters Health Sciences Library here.
QSEN Institute: The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project addresses the challenge of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems within which they work. This website is a central repository of information on the core QSEN competencies, KSAs, teaching strategies, and faculty development resources designed to best support this goal.
National League of Nursing (NLN): Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing is the preferred membership organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. NLN members include nurse educators, education agencies, health care agencies, and interested members of the public. The NLN offers faculty development programs, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 33,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN): The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education. AACN works to establish quality standards for nursing education; assists schools in implementing those standards; influences the nursing profession to improve health care; and promotes public support for professional nursing education, research, and practice.
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE): Since 1967, the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) has provided leadership, professional development, advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence and shape public policy for health care nationwide.
Evidence-Based Practice Network: Lippincott's Evidence-Based Practice Network offers the latest evidence-based research resources from our journals and the Joanna Briggs Institute.
Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), through its EPCs, sponsors the development of various reports to assist public- and private-sector organizations in their efforts to improve the quality of health care in the United States. These reports provide comprehensive, science-based information on common, costly medical conditions and new health care technologies and strategies. The EPCs review all relevant scientific literature on a wide spectrum of clinical and health services topics. EPCs also produce technical reports on methodological topics and other types of evidence synthesis-related reports.
The Cochrane Collaboration; Trusted evidence. Informed decisions. Better health: Cochrane is a global independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful for informing decisions about health. We are a not-for-profit organisation with collaborators from over 120 countries working together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest.
OrthoEvidence: At ORTHOEVIDENCE™ we take pride in being the global online source for timely, high quality, pre-appraised evidence based orthopaedic summaries. To ensure this standard of quality, we maintain a unique and in-depth review process to evaluate and summarize research studies and their critical implications from over 60 top orthopaedic journals. All of this is distilled into our innovative and easy-to-digest Advanced Clinical Evidence (ACETM) format, allowing readers to save time and digest a full study in 5 minutes or less.