Evidence Based Practice

  1. Ok, so I have been away from the forums, for quite along time, but I need some input.
    I am part of the hospital's EBP program and we are starting one for labor and delivery, my specialty. Now up till now, there is very little EBP used in L&D units as far as I can see. Especially at mine. We are trying to streamline out practice and have set standards, so that we can avoid having to use the chain of command on some of our older OBs.
    Are any of you currently using this type of pactice at your facility?
    I am specifically working on PPH and would love any input. My eyes are going cross with the amount of research out there and would like to know what other hospitals are doing, if anything. LIke I said, this is brand new to us, and is in it's embroynic stage at our facility.
    Any help, input is welcome.
    BTW, I didn't realize how much I missed reading the forums!
    :angel2: Acute
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  3. by   gwenith
    I know it is flying the Aussie flag but I still think one of the best sites for EBD for nursing is the Joanna Briggs Institute

  4. by   acuteobrn
    Thanks for the referral! I checked out the site, doesn't have anything on what we are currently working on but the models are a good reference. I went to a conference last week, and it has shown that Euro/Australian medicine is WAY ahead of us on this one.
    Thanks again
  5. by   obosoon
    If you can get into the Cochrane library, they have reviews of the literature. If there is something there on your subject, it is usually the best of the best. For future EBP subjects, check back with Joanna Briggs. They are also a wealth of knowledge.