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Evidence-based practice is a process of clinical decision-making based on the best available evidence that has been critically assessed in the context of the needs and holistic profile of particular individual patient.
Strauss et al 2011 defines this as “integrating the best available research evidence with clinical expertise and the patient’s unique values and circumstances”.
Journal articles often provide the most current and authoritative research on a topic. The Library subscribes to databases to provide you access to these sources which are usually not freely available via the World Wide Web. You can search databases on your chosen topic and locate full-text articles, abstracts of articles or citations. Check the Catalogue by journal title if the database does not give you the full-text or a linkage to full-text elsewhere. A comprehensive listing of databases is provided on the main e-Resources page
* When you access BMJ Best Practice, please click on the 'X' to close the pop-up box if you don't wish to create a personal user account *
A point-of-care tool which provides research evidence, guidelines, and expert thought, with drug information provided via the database Martindale, integrated medical calculators.
To use the Best Practice decision support app:
* Register for an account on the Best Practice website. You will receive a confirmation email with a temporary password.
* Log in through the link in the email to change the temporary password to a more preferrable password.
* Download the Best Practice decision support app. Use your Best Practice account details to log into the app for institutional access.
Includes information on the effects of interventions in health care, and consists of a regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases. See also the video tutorial on Cochrane Library Systematic Reviews.
The JBI evidence-based practice model is considered a benchmark in the healthcare industry. Institutional users have access to the JBI database and two JBI Tools (JBI PACES & JBI SUMARI). Users will need to create an OVID personal account in order to use the EBP Tools.
* See user guide 'Accessing JBI Tools for the First Time'.
* JBI Resource Centre (including training and other JBI resources)
To start you need to create a “Personal Account” on OvidSP and link that personal account to a JBI Tools account.
To access Rapid tools:
1. Click on EBP Tools http://ezproxy.uws.edu.au/login?url=http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=jbi
2. Select a JBI Tool
3. Log into your Ovid Personal Account
To access the JBI tools via OvidSP:
1. Click on My Account.
2. Enter your OvidSP personal account details, or create an OvidSP personal account.
3. Select ‘I am new to JBI Tools. Link me automatically’. ONLY use ‘I have a JBI Tools username and password’ if your existing JBI login is not a shared account.
4. You will receive a confirmation email titled “JBI EBP Tools Account Confirmation”.
5. Click on the 'Confirmation' button and the tool or tools page should open in a new tab or window.
Freely available version of Medline plus additional content holding the NLM (U.S. National Library of Medicine) search service with access to citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE and other related databases, and links to participating online journals.
Provides a quick way to use pre-defined filters for selecting MEDLINE studies in four areas: therapy, diagnosis, etiology and prognosis. Another filter on the Clinical Queries page will quickly search for systematic reviews on a topic.
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