ONS PEP Resources Now Included in National Guidelines
Monday, April 04, 2011
ONS’s Putting Evidence Into Practice (PEP) guidelines are now included in the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC), an initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
The NGC is designed to provide all healthcare professionals with access to objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to aid in their dissemination and use. To be accepted, all guidelines must meet specific criteria, including having undergone a systematic literature search of scientific evidence and providing recommendations and strategies to assist healthcare providers and patients to make decisions about appropriate healthcare.
“We are very proud that the end result of work done by literally hundreds of volunteers and staff members has been formally acknowledged by NGC,” said ONS CEO Paula Rieger, RN, MSN, CAE, FAAN. “This validates our belief that the PEP Resources provide a definitive resource for healthcare providers and patients and ensure trust in a level of care that is based on a shared collection of the best evidence available.”
The ONS PEP project began in 2006 as a result of ONS member work since 2003 that addressed Nursing Sensitive Patient Outcomes and recommendations for evidence-based resources. PEP resources have been developed in 20 specific topic areas designed to provide recommendations for patient care based on scientific evidence. The first 16 topics have been added to the NGC database. The project has evolved to include two books, Smart Phone apps, and Web-based, open-access resources for practitioners and patients for every topic. Learn more about PEP by visiting our website at http://ons.org/Research/PEP.