CNCF receives special mention in American Journal of Nursing

The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) recently published an article discussing Cochrane reviews and the significance of our CNCF review summaries.  Published on 1 May 2015 and written by Amanda Anderson, a Critical Care Nurse and Graduate Student in New York City, the article refers to the difficulty in trying to find credible evidence for bedside nurses that is uncomplicated and easy to implement.  The article suggests that most of the reliable evidence available for nurses can be quite lengthy to read, and requires a depth of analysis and understanding in the topic area.  The writer then goes on to talk about Cochrane and how its reviews can be considered a ‘bedside guide’ for nurses.  She refers specifically to a recent ‘Cochrane Corner’ publication in the AJN and how this article changed her view on a particular method of practice, and helped her to see things are not always as ‘black and white’ as nurses and related healthcare practitioners might immediately assume based on historical practices.  Ultimately the writer suggests that the Cochrane review summaries provide a current and reliable evidence basis on which alternate practices can be considered and developed by those working on the front line in a hospital setting.  To view the article in its entirety, follow this link