Evidenced Based Guidelines, or Clinical Practice Guidelines are “statements that include recommendations, intended to optimize patient care, that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options”1

A number of respected organisations have compiled evidence based guidelines which are regularly updated and can be used to inform practice.   Evidence based guidelines covering a wide range of urological conditions including Catheterisations, Intravesical therapies for Non Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer, Transrectal Ultrasound Guided Biopsy of the Prostate etc. can be accessed in the guidelines section of each organisation via the links below.

European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN) http://nurses.uroweb.org/nurses/guidelines/

European Association of Urology (EAU) http://uroweb.org/guidelines/

American Urological Association (AUA) http://www.auanet.org/guidelines

National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) http://www.sign.ac.uk/our-guidelines.html

1. Steinberg, E., Greenfield, S., Wolman, D.M., Mancher, M. and Graham, R. eds., 2011. Clinical practice guidelines we can trust. National Academies Press. Vancouver