Title

Evidence-based practice guidelines and school nursing

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

6-1-2007

Journal, Book or Conference Title

The Journal of school nursing

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Sch Nurs

PubMed ID

17536916

DOI

2

Abstract

The use of evidence-based practice (EBP) has become the standard of health care practice. Nurses are expected to use best evidence on a wide range of topics, yet most nurses have limited time, resources, and/or skills to access and evaluate the quality of research and evidence needed to practice evidence-based nursing. EBP guidelines allow nurses and other health care workers to have research information collected, analyzed, and condensed into specific practice recommendations by experts. This article defines EBP guidelines and discusses the process of guideline development, including identification of topics, systematic literature searches, and evaluation and rating of research. Criteria for determining the quality of existing guidelines are reviewed. The steps needed to develop EBP guidelines specifically for school nursing are discussed.

Keywords

Evidence-Based Medicine/methods, Humans, Practice Guidelines as Topic, School Nursing, United States

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in The Journal of school nursing, 23:3 (2007) pp.128-136. DOI:2.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/970