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The 5-Minute Evidence Consult for Advanced Practice Nurses

Last Updated: May 10, 2016
Result type: Tools

As an advanced practice nurse, you are continuously looking for the latest evidence on which to base the decisions you make when delivering care. CADTH is a source of the latest credible, objective information that can help you make well-informed decisions to ensure the best outcomes for your patients. From reference lists to comprehensive assessments, there are reports on a variety of drug and medical device topics of interest to advanced practice nurses, which are all freely available at www.cadth.ca. This 5-Minute Evidence Consult contains a sampling of the evidence CADTH has to offer — ask us for more.

Diabetes Care

Given the increasing prevalence of diabetes, chances are that many of your patients require diabetes treatment. As newer diabetes management options become available, there is often a lack of clear consensus on how and when they should be used. CADTH has produced several reports on the diabetes topic, and a few of them are listed below:

Mental Health Management

Mental health is an area of increasing interest, as mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some point in time. CADTH has completed several reports on the many pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical mental health interventions, from antidepressants to yoga. Some examples are listed below:

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Canada. CADTH has, therefore, produced many reports on treatment and preventative strategies for cardiovascular disease-related conditions such as acute coronary syndrome, atrial fibrillation, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and stroke, among others. See below for a selection of recent CADTH work in this topic area:

 

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