Evidence for Nursing


Evidence for Nursing is an ongoing series of evidence and resources relevant to nursing practice, shared on social media. The series was launched in 2015 and refreshed in 2020. We have had great feedback from nurses saying they find it useful for keeping up to date with the latest evidence.

The hashtag is #EvidenceForNursing


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Quarterly blog posts with a collection of evidence and resources

Every quarter, we will publish a collection of evidence and resources on our blog, Evidently Cochrane. It will flag up and link to recent Cochrane Reviews and related resources from the previous three months, such as Cochrane Clinical Answers, Cochrane Special Collections, and podcasts, blogs, blogshots and anything else we think would be useful, for example we may highlight a recent guideline. We will include news of current opportunities for research involvement or to make your voice heard, and of upcoming events.


Blogshots are a way of giving information in an image that can be shared on social media, like infographics. They are shared on Twitter and Facebook. Available to download and share here.

Patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and receiving oxygen through a breathing tube in intensive care may be more likely to survive beyond 90 days if they receive higher volumes of oxygen, compared with lower volumes. Whether patients receive a higher or lower volume of oxygen may make little or no difference to the number of days ventilated; the need for inotropic support (to stabilise circulation and optimise oxygen supply); or the likelihood of needing renal replacement therapy. However the evidence is very uncertain (all very low-certainty evidence). Effects on quality of life were not reported. The evidence is very uncertain about the potential harms of higher versus lower oxygen targets (very low-certainty evidence). Cochrane Review (published September 2020); one study with 205 mechanically ventilated patients in an intensive care setting, comparing conservative oxygen therapy with liberal oxygen therapy for seven days.

Evidently Cochrane blogs:

You’ll find blogs for this series in the Evidence for Nursing category in our Evidently Cochrane blog.


Look out for news of tweetchats in this series (discussion held on Twitter). We'll let you know about them via our Cochrane UK news page or on Twitter @CochraneUK, @SarahChapman30 and #EvidenceForNursing.