Despite dramatic advances in nursing and medical research, many nurses continue to promote outdated nursing practices that have been proven ineffective, unnecessary, and, in some cases, downright dangerous. Based on tradition rather than science, these “sacred cows” are often revered by nurses and hard to dislodge from practice.

Can you distinguish sacred cows from evidence-based interventions? Help us gather information about current nursing practice nationwide by responding to the following survey. We’ll publish the results in an upcoming issue of Nursing2014 and provide references and rationales for each correct answer.

Deadline for responses is May 31, 2014.

This survey is confidential and anonymous. All questions pertain to your primary work setting. Share the survey with your colleagues and encourage them to participate.