Euro PEPs

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The Euro PEPs are a set of evidence-based practice interventions, designed to help nurses improve their use of research evidence in their clinical practice. Each Euro PEP (Putting Evidence into Practice) provides a concise summary of recent evidence as well as expert opinion. Besides the English version, they have been translated into five European languages and can be downloaded for free.

What you see here is the result of great work, supported by many people and organisations. The initiative came about when the European Commission launched its Joint Action, the European Partnership Action Against Cancer (EPAAC) in 2011 to improve the prevention, detection, care and treatment of cancer throughout Europe.

Improvement in patient care is an ongoing process. It is known that a gap often exists between the evidence that is available and what is actually implemented. This knowledge gap impacts on patients in poor or inappropriate care that could be detrimental to cancer patients.

The four posted Euro PEPs, Dyspnea, Lymphoedema, Pain and Peripheral neuropathy are guidance documents. Associated with this is the evidence synthesis, documentation itemising what evidence exists for symptom management and giving clear guidance of what we should or should not be implementing in practice. A fifth Euro PEP, Radiodermatitis, is in layout and should appear shortly.

The Euro PEPs are at present available in five languages: Croatian, Dutch, English, French and German. A Slovenian versions is in progress.

The Euro PEPs were reviewed in 2012 through a rigorous process by some of the leading experts and practitioners in the field. EONS extends its thanks to the expert reviewers of these documents, both in Europe and in the USA.

EONS are confident that this information, coupled with your efforts and commitment to implement change in your practice, will help you achieve better, patient-centred outcomes based on scientific evidence.

Information about the development of this project can be found in the Background to Euro PEPs page

The Euro PEP booklets


Radeiodermatitis booklet

Radiodermatitis Euro PEP

+  Download in Croatian
+  Download in Dutch
+  Download in English
+  Download in French
+  Download in German
+  Download in Slovenian




Dyspnea booklet

Dyspnea Euro PEP

+  Download in Croatian
+  Download in Dutch
+  Download in English
+  Download in French
+  Download in German
+  Download in Portuguese
+  Download in Slovenian
+  Download evidence table (English only)
+  Dyspnea: CJON article


Lymphoedema booklet

Lymphoedema Euro PEP

+  Download in Croatian
+  Download in Dutch
+  Download in English
+  Download in French
+  Download in German
+  Download in Slovenian
+  Download evidence table (English only)
+  Lymphoedema: CJON article


Pain booklet

Pain Euro PEP

+  Download in Croatian
+  Download in Dutch
+  Download in English
+  Download in French
+  Download in German
+  Download in Portuguese
+  Download in Slovenian
+  Pain: CJON article



Peripheral Neuropathy booklet

Peripheral neuropathy Euro PEP

+  Download in Croatian
+  Download in Dutch
+  Download in English
+  Download in French
+  Download in German
+  Download in Portuguese
+  Download in Slovenian
+  Download evidence table (English only)
+  Download systematic review (English only)
+  Peripheral Neuropathy: CJON article


EONS would like to thank everyone involved in creating these valuable resources
+  Download the acknowledgements


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