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The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 4 million registered nurses. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all. Founded in 1896, and with members in all 50 states and U.S. territories, ANA is the strongest voice for the profession.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Information from AHRQ's research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services.
Requires free account registration. ECRI Guidelines Trust is a publicly available online repository of objective, evidence-based clinical practice guideline content. Its purpose is to provide physicians, nurses, other clinical specialties, and members of the healthcare community with up-to-date clinical practices to advance safe and effective patient care. This centralized repository includes evidence-based guidance developed by nationally and internationally recognized medical organizations and medical specialty societies.
The Registered Nurse's Association of Ontario (RNAO) provides this list of best practice guidelines, comprehensive documents providing resources necessary for the support of evidence-based nursing practice. Nurses, other health care professionals and administrators who are leading and facilitating practice changeswill find this document valuable for the development of policies, procedures, protocols, educationalprograms, assessment and documentation tools. It is recommended that this guideline be used as a resourcetool. Nurses providing direct client care will benefit from reviewing the recommendations, the evidence in support of the recommendations, and the process that was used to develop the guidelines.
VHA, in collaborations with the Department of Defense (DoD) and other leading professional organizations, has been developing clinical practice guidelines since the early 1990s. In 2010 the Institute of Medicine identified VA/DoD as leaders in clinical practice guideline development.
ENA Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are evidence-based documents that facilitate the application of current evidence into everyday emergency nursing practice. CPGs contain recommendations based on a systematic review and critical analysis of the literature about a clinical question. CPGs are created following the rigorous process described in ENA’s Guidelines for the Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines. The purpose of CPGs is to positively impact patient care in emergency nursing by bridging the gap between practice and currently available evidence.
The guidelines and reviews put together by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) provide an overview of evidence based practices for nursing management of specific patient populations with neurological injuries. CPGs are available for free to the general public. Please click the "download" button to view the documents.
NICE produces guidance in three areas of health: Public Health; Health Technologies; Clinical Practice
Global Applications of Culturally Competent Health Care: Guidelines for Practice by Marilyn (Marty) Douglas (Editor); Dula Pacquiao (Editor); Larry Purnell (Editor)This book is unique in its global approach to applying the Guidelines for Culturally Competent Nursing Practice that were recently endorsed by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and distributed to all of its 130 national nursing associations. The purpose of this book is to illustrate how these guidelines can be put into clinical practice and to show how practitioners from different countries with diverse populations can implement them. The first chapter provides the conceptual basis for Culturally Competent Health Care and describes how the guidelines were developed. Each of the next 10 sections presents a chapter describing a specific guideline followed by three or four chapters with detailed case studies to illustrate how the guideline was implemented in a particular cultural setting. All case studies follow a similar format and are written by international authors with clinical expertise and work experience in the culture being presented. This book will be useful for advanced practice nurses, healthcare students, clinicians, administrators, educators, researchers, and those who provide community health or population-based care.