Evidence Based Practice

The ND Center for Nursing wants to help you in your endeavor to meet this standard of practice by developing this resource center.  This center includes resources and Clinical Appraised Topics (CATs) that were developed as a part of the ND State Online Journal Club. We encourage nurses across North Dakota including those in practice and in academic institutions to share any practice information that they have developed. These could include CATs, evidence based practice projects and model procedures.  This page also includes Practice Statements developed by the North Dakota Board of Nursing and practice information from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

This site was developed as a public service to assist in the sharing of resources among nurses in North Dakota. The North Dakota Center for Nursing does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information disclosed on this page or on our website.  For those that are sending information and also planing to publish in a journal publication, please review your potential journal guidelines regarding online dissemination prior to posting.

Submit Your Research

Use the bar to the left of this page to narrow your Evidence Based Practice Resources by topic. If you have an article you would like to submit for inclusion on this page, please email NDCN Executive Director Patricia Moulton at: patricia.moulton@ndcenterfornursing.org

Topic Title Description/PICO Question Subject Category Topic Download
30 Degree Tilt

In patients who are hospitalized or residents of long term care facilities, does using the 30 degree tilt method of positioning increase blood flow and reduce pressure on bony prominences vs. using other positions?

Hospital (includes MedSurg; Intensive Care; Anesthesia)Long Term Care Click Here
Abortive Treatment for Acute Migraine

In those patients presenting with acute migraine, is combination therapy more effective than single agent therapy, in aborting a migraine headache?

Pain Management Click Here
ACE Inhibitors and ARBS in Diabetic Nephropathy

In diabetic nephropathy patients with hypertension, which treatment is more effective in the treatment of their hypertension and minimizing complications such as CKD, ACE Inhibitors or ARBs?

Endocrine Click Here
Acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammator and muscle relaxants in the treatment of acute lower lumbar paint

Is acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs), or muscle relaxant a superior treatment for lower lumbar back pain?

Musculoskeletal Click Here
Acupuncture and Headaches

Among adults ages 21 to 55 who suffer from migraine or tension type headaches is there evidence supporting that acupuncture is clinically proven to reduce pain and frequency of headaches as compared to pharmacological intervention?

Health Prevention & Wellness Click Here
Acupuncture Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis

Do patients with allergic rhinitis who receive active acupuncture therapy have a lower total nasal symptom score compared to patients who do not receive active acupuncture therapy?

Head Ears Eyes Nose and Throat Click Here
Adjunct Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment for Acute Coronary Syndrome

In adults suffering from acute coronary syndrome, is hyperbaric oxygen therapy used as an adjunct to traditional treatment regimens more effective in reducing the incidence of adverse cardiovascular events in comparison to traditional treatment regimens alone?

Pulmonary Click Here
Adolescents and Substance Abuse Treatment

In adolescents with substance abuse, is treatment via family therapy more or less effective than group therapy treatment in abstaining from drugs and alcohol use after treatment?

Neonatal and PediatricsNeurological; Mental Health; Chemical Dependency Click Here
Adverse Effects of Statins and Exercise

Does regular exercise reduce the muscle pain patients often experience when starting statin therapy compared to patients who do not exercise?

Cardiovascular & Peripheral Vascular Click Here
Aerobic Exercise Training in Chronic Heart Failure Patients

In heart failure patients, does regular exercise when compared to no exercise, improve morbidity and mortality rates?

Cardiovascular & Peripheral Vascular Click Here