• Clinical practice guidelines are tools used to assist health care professionals in clinical decision making with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.
• Promoting the implementation of clinical practice guidelines at the point of care delivery is a hurdle to translating scientific findings into practice.
• As access to electronic evidence sources increase, the amount of evidence available to clinicians for clinical decision support is overwhelming.
• Increased adoption of electronic health records and clinical decision support tools will move clinical practice guidelines more rapidly to the patient encounter.
Melanie R. Keiffer, Utilization of Clinical Practice Guidelines: Barriers and Facilitators, Nursing Clinics of North America, Volume 50, Issue 2, June 2015, Pages 327-345, ISSN 0029-6465, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cnur.2015.03.007.