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SHIRP: Evidence Based Practice

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Evidence Based Practice Resources

  • CADTH Provides objective evidence to help make informed decisions about the optimal use of health technologies, including drugs, diagnostic tests, medical, dental, and surgical devices and procedures. Use the search box or left filter to search.
  • Canadian Diabetes Association: Clinical Practice Guidelines These comprehensive, evidence-based guidelines are intended to guide practice; inform general patterns of care; enhance diabetes prevention efforts in Canada; and reduce the burden of diabetes complications.

  • International Guideline Library Contains around 6,500 guidelines, evidence reports and related documents, which have mainly been developed or endorsed by our organisational members

  • Osteoporosis Canada Guidelines The new guidelines represent a paradigm shift in the prevention and treatment of osteoporotic fractures, moving the focus from treating low bone mineral density (BMD) to better identifying fractures caused by weakened bones (fragility fractures).

  • Thrombosis Canada Clinical Guide A unique asset of the organization is an extensive set of clinical guides to assist clinicians with point of care decision making. 
  • Evidence Based Practice: An Oral History A video features EBM leaders' perspectives on the past, present, and future of EBM, including personal reflections of clinical and patient encounters and shared decision making in the context of EBM.

  • Evaluating Research for Evidence-Based Nursing (E-book - link will take you to new page. Next, click on "Full Text available via EBSCOhost CINAHL Plus with Full Text, then click on  + 2009 ( to the right of the title) to access full contents.
Summarized information on conditions, diseases, topics, interventions is readily available to help you save time when looking for answers to clinical questions.
Authoritative experts search, appraise and synthesize information from the medical literature using evidence-based criteria. The information is updated to help you stay current with the latest research and often includes links to published reviews. 

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104 Clinic Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 2Z4
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