Usability of an Evidence-Based Practice Website on a Pediatric Neuroscience Unit

  • Susan McGee
  • Nancy Daraiseh
  • Myra M. Huth
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4799)


Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an established method for improving clinical practice and has been shown to improve cost-effectiveness of patient care. Despite the evidence that EBP promotes positive outcomes, nurses have been slow to incorporate this process into practice. One major barrier to nurses implementing evidence in their daily work is the lack of time to search the literature. The objective of this study is to design, implement, and evaluate an inpatient unit-specific website which allows nurses and other direct care providers to easily access literature on specific nursing and pediatric neuroscience care issues. The goal is to minimize time dedicated to the literature search as a barrier to implementing EBP.


Evidence-based practice usability nurses healthcare providers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan McGee
    • 1
  • Nancy Daraiseh
    • 1
  • Myra M. Huth
    • 1
  1. 1.Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, 3333 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45229 ML 11016USA

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