The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate the online evidence-based nursing practice guideline bank system to support the best evidence-based decision in the clinical and community practice settings.
The main homepage consisted of seven modules for introduction of site, EBN, guideline bank, guideline development, guideline review, related sites, and community.
The major contents in the guidelines were purpose, developer, intended audience, method of development, target population, testing, knowledge components, and evaluation.
Electronic versions of the guidelines were displayed by XML, PDF, and PDA versions.
The system usability were evaluated by general users, guideline developers, and guideline reviewers on the web and the results showed high scores of satisfaction.
This online evidence-based guideline bank system could support nurses' best and cost-effective clinical decision using the sharable standardized guidelines with education module of evidence based nursing.
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