Evidence-based medicine for nurses at point-of-care
IPSWICH, Mass. – EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO)
has introduced a point-of-care tool for nurses that’s designed to
provide relevant, evidence-based medical information.
According to the company, Nursing Reference Center (NRC) is one of the
first point-of-care tools for nurses providing an array of vital
non-journal content, which can be integrated into any electronic health
record (EHR) system in order to streamline nursing efficiency and reduce
NRC will feature the CINAHL Nursing Guide, including 3,600
evidence-based lessons on procedures, including Quick Lessons;
clinically-organized nursing overviews that are designed to map the
nursing work flow, and Evidence-Based Care Sheets; evidence-based
summaries on key topics incorporating the best available evidence
through rigorous systematic surveillance.
The point-of-care tool also includes unique nursing reference books, lab
and diagnostic test overviews, legal cases, point-of-care drug
information for nurses and customizable patient education information.
Nursing Reference Center enables nurses to quickly access the best
available evidence on conditions or diseases and to review the leading
nursing reference books at the point-of- care which can be integrated
into their nurses’ workflow.
By infusing evidence-based content into the workflow, NRC is designed to
improve the consistency of care and ensure that the latest guidelines
and medical alerts are known by the entire nursing staff. NRC allows
nursing administrators to compile pertinent information on nursing
standards, common conditions and treatment, diagnostic tests, research
instruments, questionnaires and drug information on a floor by floor or
department by department basis.
Stratton Lloyd, Vice President of Medical Markets at EBSCO Publishing
says, “A critical objective for the Nursing Reference Center is to
enable nurses to find the ‘right’ answers ‘faster.’”
Lloyd says, “With this in mind, we have carefully organized the content
to be consistent with how nurses work and think and we have leveraged
the rich CINAHL indexing to quickly limit and hone their searches
appropriate to their location in the Nursing Process. In addition, we
have designed the technology to easily link out to other systems and to
work with all electronic medical record systems ensuring that the best
available information is accessible at all points in the nurses’
NRC allows nurses to search in a variety of ways including: Diseases &
Conditions, Drug Information, Patient Education, Practice Resources and
Continuing Education. The information in Nursing Reference Center also
can be searched using the standard nursing process ADPIE (Assessment,
Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation). Other nursing
standards have been incorporated into the NRC database, including red
flags and life threatening and frequent use indicators.
Nursing Reference Center also includes hundreds of proprietary
continuing education modules, daily nursing news feeds with FDA alerts
and critical clinical updates and allows for integrated searching of a
user’s CINAHL and MEDLINE® thereby serving as the ultimate point-of-care
resource for practicing nurses.
EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a
suite of more than 200 full-text and secondary research databases.
Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines,
books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from
renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all medical
professionals (doctors, nurses, medical librarians, social workers,
hospital administrators, etc.) The company’s product lines include
proprietary databases such as CINAHL®, DynaMed, Nursing Reference
Center, SocINDEX and SPORTDiscus as well as dozens of leading licensed
databases such as MEDLINE®, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are
powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in
libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO
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