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Health: Nursing & Midwifery

General Health Databases

Other useful databases

Evidence Based Health Resources

In order to make our health promotion and disease prevention strategies more effective we need to get better at using evidence to guide our decisions about interventions (for policy and practice) and to consistently evaluate the effectiveness of interventions in terms of their impact (Vic. Dept of Health website)

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ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing in Australia

The Standards support Australian perioperative nurses to deliver safe and high-quality evidence-based perioperative care. The Standards also guide Australian perioperative nurses in:

  • reducing risks to perioperative patients and staff
  • complying with relevant Australian national, jurisdictional and local accreditation processes as well as legislative and regulatory instruments and requirements
  • reviewing and improving current perioperative practices.

Clinical Guidelines

Clinical practice guidelines bring together the best available evidence and make recommendations intended to optimise the care of patients.  They are informed by a systematic review of evidence, and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options.