Evid Based Nurs 16:5-6 doi:10.1136/eb-2012-101141
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  1. Helen Noble
  1. Correspondence to: Helen Noble
    Queens University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7BL, UK; helen.noble{at}

SIGN Apps for iPhone, iPad and Android;

The app for the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad has been updated with quick reference guides (QRG) of recently published SIGN guidelines including:

  • SIGN 126 Diagnosis and management of colorectal cancer.

  • SIGN 125 Management of atopic eczema in primary care.

  • SIGN 124 Management of adult testicular germ cell tumours.

  • SIGN 50 A guideline developers’ handbook.

SIGN Autism Patient App for iPhone, iPad and Android;

The SIGN Autism app contains two sections, one for parents and carers of children and one for young people who

  • May have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or

  • Have already been diagnosed with ASD.

The app describes:

  • What ASD is;

  • How it is diagnosed;

  • What can help.

The app also contains details of support organisations and other places where you can get more information, together with a glossary.

SIGN Asthma Patient App for Android only

The SIGN Asthma Patient app is based on guidance from the British guideline on managing asthma which was developed by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) and the British Thoracic Society.

The first section is for people who have or think they might have asthma. Your family, friends or carers may also find it useful. It aims to make you and your family aware of the treatment and care you should expect to receive. It will also help you to take control of your condition by understanding the latest research evidence.

SIGN diabetes patient App for Android only

The SIGN Diabetes Patient app is for people living with diabetes. Your family and carers may also find it useful. It is based on recommendations from the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) national clinical guideline on the management of diabetes.

This app explains

  • What diabetes is;

  • How different types of diabetes are treated;

  • What you can do to help control your diabetes;

  • Complications associated with diabetes;

  • Where you can get more information and support.

SIGN 88: management of suspected bacterial urinary tract infection in adults

Guideline 88: Management of suspected bacterial urinary tract infection in adults

This update sets the existing recommendations more clearly in the context of the need to minimise the risk of antibiotic-resistant organisms developing greater resistance. Recommendations on prescription are replaced with reference to local prescription protocols. The risks of CDI and MRSA are also discussed.

SIGN 129: Antithrombotics: indications and management

This guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the management of adult patients on antithrombotic therapy. It includes antiplatelet therapy, parenteral and oral anticoagulant therapy and thrombolytic therapy for prophylaxis and treatment in a range of clinical conditions such as atrial fibrillation, peripheral arterial disease and cerebrovascular disease. Antithrombotic therapy during pregnancy and for patients with intravascular devices is also covered.

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario

Promoting Safety: Alternative Approaches to the Use of Restraints

Nurses require knowledge and evidence on the use of alternative approaches to the use of restraints. The promotion of safe evidence based care is the goal to prevent untoward incidents from the use of restraints.

This guideline offers nurses a model which will help them examine their approach to the use of restraints within their practice.

Facilitating Client Centred Learning

The purpose of this best practice guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations related to nurses and other healthcare professionals providing effective client centred learning.

This guideline will address the following areas:

  • How can nurses effectively facilitate client centred learning?

  • What are effective teaching delivery methods/strategy for client centred learning?

  • How do nurses assess client learning?

This guideline will be applicable to all domains of nursing including clinical, administration and education.

Woman Abuse: Screening, Identification and Initial Response

Facilitate routine universal screening for woman abuse by nurses in all practice settings. Increase opportunity for disclosure, which will promote health, well-being and safety for women.

Using evidence-based approaches and recommendations, this guideline offers nurses a repertoire of strategies that can be adapted to various practice environments.

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