Critically Appraised Topics
Critically appraised topics (CAT) are valuable tools for providers. Unlike a clinical practice guideline, a CAT answers one specific question. The EBP process starts with the submission of a specific question that emerges from a business or practice scenario. Medical librarians develop a search strategy and the question originator determines which scientific literature will be appraised and evaluated for validity and applicability. The Office of EBP will appraise, evaluate, and synthesize the literature that answers the specific question. Upon completion the CAT will be placed on the CPG website and sent back to the question originator to support or change current practice.
- What aspects of a Newly Licensed Registered Nurse Residency Program (NLRNRP) are instrumental in the transition and integration of NLRNs into the professional practice role evidenced by nurses' retention rates, competence and job satisfaction? NLRNRP Summary 11 2012
- What is the effect of electromagnetic interference (EMI) on medical devices? EMI Summary 09 2012
Patient Safety CATs:
- In the patient receiving oxygen therapy what is the risk of combustion when a petroleum product is used on the patient's lips? Petroleum Product Combustion Summary 09 2013
- What subsets of the pediatric population would benefit from the intrapulmonary percussive ventilation (IPV) mode intervention? IPV Summary 07 2013
- In the child who requires a urinary catheter (Foley) what is the efficacy, cost effectiveness and antimicrobial resistance of silver coated catheters versus catheters without silver coating? Silver Treated Foley Summary 05 2013