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Nursing: MSN/DNP


EBP Resource Tree

I need:


Resources to consider:

an overview of a particular disease, condition

background information

What's the difference between depression and bipolar disorder?

I have a new patient with sickle cell anemia; I need an overview of this condition.

Access Medicine


eMedicine/ Medscape

drug information

What is the pediatric dosage of erythromycin for strep throat?

What drugs have been approved by the FDA for the tx of Alzheimer's?

Lexicomp Online



a synthesis of best practice recommendations for disease management

(critically-appraised topics)

What's the latest on the management of panic disorder?

What's the best method of pain control in children?

Cochrane Library

PubMed Clinical Queries – Systematic Reviews

PubMed (Filter to “Practice Guideline” article type)


an answer to a narrow question that isn’t addressed in the synthesis resources

(critically-appraised articles and unfiltered information)

In a 70-year-old woman with primary insomnia and a previous adverse reaction to hypnotics, can cognitive behavior therapy improve sleep quality and duration?

In a toddler with croup, does dexamethasone (or other glucocorticoids) reduce symptoms better than standard supportive care?

PubMed Clinical Queries – Clinical Study Category

ACP Journal Club


evidence-based information about alternative therapies

Is melatonin safe and effective for treating insomnia?

Does music therapy help surgical patients heal faster?

PubMed (Filter to “Complementary Medicine” Subject under Other Filters and “RCT” Article type)


cutting edge information that isn’t yet published in the journal literature (not necessarily evidence-based)

My patient heard about a new drug for xxxx on 20-20 last night. It’s brand-new and not in CPO or MEDLINE. Where can I find more information about it?

Grey literature (pre-prints, conference proceedings, etc.)

News Resources (Criminal Justice)

Web Resources (Google Scholar)

information to share with patients

Where can I find some nutrition information for my newly diagnosed patient with diabetes?


Patient Education handouts in ClinicalKey

Health Information: Hands on Health- South Carolina