ONS PEP® - Putting Evidence Into Practice
Help Improve Evidence-Based Practice: Get Involved in PEP
Do you want to help make evidence readily available to nurses in oncology practice? Do you want to easily stay up to date with all of the evidence in particular PEP topic areas or learn more about summarizing and critically appraising evidence? Become a PEP topic contributor or reviewer today. Contact us to learn more about how you can become involved today.
ONS PEP Resources are designed to provide evidence-based interventions for patient care and teaching. Interventions can be incorporated into telephone triage, policies and procedures, quality/performance improvement activities, and standards of care and order sets. Information from the resources can be integrated into orientation, educational programs, and nursing grand rounds. Exploring the evidence supporting the ONS PEP Resources is an ideal activity for journal clubs.
Recommended for Practice
Interventions for which effectiveness has been demonstrated by strong evidence from rigorously designed studies, meta-analysis, or systematic reviews, and for which expectation of harm is small compared to the benefits.
Likely to be Effective
Interventions for which effectiveness has been demonstrated from a single rigorously conducted controlled trial, consistent supportive evidence form well -designed controlled trials using small samples, or guidelines developed from evidence and supported by expert opinion
Benefits Balanced with Harm
Interventions for which clinicians and patients should weigh the beneficial and harmful effects according to individual circumstances and priorities
Effectiveness Not Established
Interventions for which insufficient or conflicting data or data of inadequate quality currently exist, with no clear indication of harm
Interventions for which lack of effectiveness has been demonstrated by negative evidence from a single rigorously conducted controlled trial, consistent negative evidence from well-designed controlled trials using small samples, or guidelines developed from evidence and supported by expert opinion
Not Recommended for Practice
Interventions for which lack of effectiveness or harmfulness has been demonstrated by strong evidence from rigorously conducted studies, meta-analyses, or systematic reviews, or interventions where the costs, burden, or harm associated with the intervention exceed anticipated benefit.
ONS PEP® Topics
These links will take you to the detailed evidence information for current PEP nurse-sensitive patient outcomes. Each outcome, or topic area, provides the levels of evidence for all of the interventions identified. Information is organized according to the categories of levels of evidence outlined below.
Caregiver Strain and Burden
Nausea and Vomiting
Prevention of Bleeding
Prevention of Infection
ONS PEP Publications
Click the links below to view articles published in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing describing the ONS PEP Resources: