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Evidence-Based Practice Guide

Welcome! The Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Guide was developed to assist you in identifying, accessing, and using Library resources that support patient care, policies and procedures, quality improvement, and research initiatives.

Table of Contents

What is EBP? Defines "evidence-based practice" (EBP) and provides an overview, including the five steps of EBP
PICO Highlights the two types of clinical questions and recaps the PICO(M) mnemonic
EBP Pyramid Describes the components of the EBP Pyramid (developed by Dartmouth and Yale) and organization of resources (filtered, unfiltered, and background)
Filtered Resources Reviews key "Filtered Resources" and related search strategies
Unfiltered Resources Reviews key "Unfiltered Resources" and related search strategies
Background Information List of textbooks to search for background information, including the Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 3rd ed., and Evidence-Based Practice in Action: Comprehensive Strategies, Tools, and Tips from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Tutorials & Learning Tools Links to EBP tutorials and learning tools, as well as the Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 3rd ed., and Evidence-Based Practice in Action: Comprehensive Strategies, Tools, and Tips from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
References List of references