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Covering a wide range of medical, nursing, and allied health specialties, the JBI EBP Database includes 4,500+ EBP resources that have been analyzed and appraised by global expert reviewers.

Providing access to JBI evidence-based resources in clinical settings enables organizations to seamlessly integrate evidence-based practice and empowers clinical staff to close the quality and safety gap by using the latest evidence in clinical decision making.

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Evidence Summaries

A JBI Evidence Summary (ES) is a comprehensive, concise, overview of the best available evidence for specific clinical care practices that are updated annually.

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Each Summary includes a clinically-focused question, a brief summary of key points of evidence, an overview of the quality and level of evidence, and a series of key recommendations.

JBI ESs can be used by clinicians, managers or policymakers:

  • Preparing for a care practice that may be new, or infrequently used, when evidence-guided decision making is needed
  • To access knowledge that supports discussion with patients and their families
  • Undertaking assessment and care planning

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Recommended Practices

JBI Recommended Practices (RP) are evidence-based procedures that provide a clear, step-by-step description for clinical practice across a wide range of care procedures. JBI RPs are developed by an expert clinical review panel to confirm clinical relevance and currency.

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JBI RPs provide clinicians and quality managers with confidence that the evidence-based procedures will enable them to:

  • Make clinical decisions and standardize practice in line with the best available evidence, reducing inappropriate variation and improving patient safety
  • Implement evidence-based standards for practice that will improve the quality of care provided
  • Compare their organization’s standards and care procedures against the JBI evidence-based RP to assist with the review of internal procedures
  • Garner cost savings, with direct savings on staff time, salaries, review processes and the resources required to develop and maintain procedures internally

Medical, nursing and allied health students benefit from this resource as it provides a high-quality database of interventions common to clinical practice from which they can review, revise and learn.

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Best Practice Information Sheets

A JBI Best Practice Information Sheet (BPIS) is a high-quality summary of a single JBI Systematic Review. JBI BPISs take the key evidence from large, complex systematic reviews and reframe it in an easy-to-read and succinct format. Ideal for clinicians at the point of care to quickly access evidence.

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Quality indicators

With over 250 evidence-based quality indicators available across a wide range of clinical specialties in nursing and allied healthcare, JBI evidence-based quality indicators represent a significant global resource for evidence-based quality improvement. Traditional organizational audits compare practice against either local standards, or an external group, but JBI has assembled quality indicators informed by the best available evidence. JBI quality indicators are also linked to JBI Evidence Summaries, making it easy for users to track back to the evidence source and be confident of the rigor, relevance and reliability.

JBI quality indicators enable subscribers to:

  • Ensure that audit measurement and comparisons are valid and reliable
  • Move beyond traditional standards to empirical evidence for quality and safety in clinical practice
  • Engage with users around the world, creating unique opportunities for users to collaborate
  • Promote and publicize their use of evidence-based quality indicators

Specialty areas

The JBI EBP Database includes extensive coverage across 20 specialty content areas and each includes evidence summaries and recommended practices identified by international clinical review committees as important or significant to ensure impact on practice.

The JBI EBP Database includes a wide range of content on:

care of older adults
cancer care
chronic disease
community health
emergency and trauma
general medicine
health management
infection control
mental health
women’s health
neonatal care
renal care
surgical services
tropical and infectious diseases
wound healing and management

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Evidence summaries are regularly used as the evidence resource informing the design, development and conduct of implementation research and evidence-based quality improvement projects globally and are sought-after publications by specialist clinical journals. Recommendations from multiple ESs have been integrated in the design of implementation studies across complex care needs across diverse professions and clinical settings, demonstrating widespread clinical, cultural and geographic relevance to professional practice.

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The JBI team of clinical and methodological experts have been providing trustworthy information to health professionals to inform decisions made at the point of care since 1996.

As a point of care resource, The JBI EBP Database rates highly for:

  • Evidence-based methodology (quality control)
  • Breadth and volume (content amount and diversity)
  • Editorial quality (rigor and transparency of methods)

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Transparency of methods and reporting is a key measure of scientific credibility; JBI has published open access methods for content development and created it as a living space that anyone can read and adopt. See https://jbi-global-wiki.refined.site/space/JED for more information about our methods, editorial quality and control and operations.

When reliability matters, better evidence leads to better outcomes. As a point of care resource, the JBI EBP Database rates highly across key metrics for quality:

  • JBI is in the top three providers for nursing care
  • JBI is ranked equal first for: content presentation, clinically useful recommendations, implementation support, editorial quality, connection to audit tools, and evidence-based methodology:
    • Each RP has supporting evidence that was developed using JBI’s standards for quality and reliability
    • Each ES and RP is subject to double peer review
    • Each ES and RP is regularly updated to include the latest evidence

Reference: Campbell et al, 2015. Evidence-based practice point of care resources: a quantitative evaluation of quality, rigor and content. Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing; 12;6;313-27

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Become an evidence-based quality improvement organization

Organizations wanting to use best practice to promote quality and safety need more than a database or manual; while point of care resources raise awareness of better, safer approaches to clinical care, we also need to consider how to support and facilitate quality, without reinventing the wheel, and without organizational fatigue!

Sustainability is improved with appropriate partnerships, such as the JBI Endorsement Program:

  • Get supported and recognized for implementing best practice resources and contributing to quality and safety.
  • More than a database…Close the loop on implementation with values-driven approaches to three gold standards for evidence-based healthcare:
    • Standard 1: Commitment to evidence-based healthcare
    • Standard 2: Continuous quality improvement
    • Standard 3: Capacity Building
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