Evidence Based Practice

Useful Resources

A useful website, Implementation Central provides information about, and resources for, implementing evidence into clinical practice.  Implementation Central

A UK website of interest to OTs which provides links to useful resources on the web, study notes, practice updates and training listings can be found at www.OTdirect.co.uk

Article on OT SeekerEvidence-Based Practice in Occupational therapy: An Introduction

OTCATS (Occupational Therapy Critically Appraised Topics)
Downloadable CATS Template

Joanna Briggs Institute JBI is an International not-for-profit Research and Development Organisation which specialises in Evidence-Based resources for healthcare professionals in nursing, midwifery, medicine, and allied health. JBI is a global leader in Evidence-Based Healthcare.

Knowledge Translation + – KT + provides access to the current evidence on “T2” knowledge translation (ie, research addressing the knowledge to practice gap), including published original articles and systematic reviews on health care quality improvement, continuing professional education, computerized clinical decision support, health services research and patient adherence. Its purpose is to inform those working in the knowledge translation area of current research as it is published.

Knowledge Transfer Clearinghouse – KT Clearinghouse provides a platform for researchers interested in knowledge translation (the study of methods for closing the knowledge-to-practice gaps). It provides indepth information, tools, and processes that can be used to enhance and facilitation implementation of guidelines.

Knowledge Transfer & Exchange – KTE is provided through the Institute for Work & Health Evidence, this website provides a multitude of tools, guides, and resources to help all stakeholders understand and undertake knowledge transfer.

NHS Evidence – NHS Evidence allows everyone working in health and social care to access a wide range of health information to help them deliver quality patient care. NHS Evidence provides free access to clinical and non-clinical information – local, regional, national and international. Information includes evidence, guidance and Government policy from the UK.

National Institute of Clinical Studies– As part of NHMRC, NICS supports initiatives to improve health care by getting best available evidence from health and medical research in routine practice. NICS website provides a wealth of information on evidence implementation initiatives.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence – NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health in the UK.

National Centre for the Dissemination of Disability Research– NCDDR   focuses on the knowledge translation of NIDRR-sponsored research and development results into evidence based instruments and systematic reviews.

The Cochrane Collaboration Cochrane provides a large resource for systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions to aid in the improvement of healthcare decision making using Evidence-based practice.

Research Based Education and Quality Improvement Project – The ReBEQI project aims to establish a framework for the selection, implementation and evaluation of quality improvement interventions that address identified barriers to change and that can be tailored to local circumstances.

WhatisKT WhatisKT is a collaborative environment that provides an inventory of Knowlegve Transfer terns, defitinions, and related resources.

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The International Centre for Allied Health Evidence – iCAHE

The University of South Australia is home to the International Centre for Allied Health Evidence (iCAHE), a collaborating centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute, and was launched in August 2003. CAHE and University of South Australia will be the host organisation for this Fellowship.

iCAHE offers a number of tools in evidence-based practice and quality in health care.  For further information go to the International Centre for Allied Health Evidence website

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The Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice has now launched its website

http://www.crebp.net.au/

Here you will find information about upcoming workshops, events, publications, journal clubs as well as other news.  If you want to receive information you can subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter at the website.