Facilitating the use of evidence in practice: evaluating and adapting clinical practice guidelines for local use by health care organizations

J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. Sep-Oct 2002;31(5):599-611. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2002.tb00086.x.

Abstract

This article describes a framework for evaluating and adapting existing practice guidelines for local use by health care organizations and groups. The framework presents the major issues related to guideline adaptation and breaks them down into manageable steps. Many steps of the framework are illustrated using the process used by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario to develop best practice guidelines for breastfeeding.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Benchmarking / organization & administration*
  • Breast Feeding*
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / organization & administration*
  • Health Facility Administration
  • Humans
  • Maternal-Child Nursing / education
  • Maternal-Child Nursing / standards
  • Models, Organizational
  • Ontario
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic / standards*
  • Research Design / standards