The Cochrane Collaboration is celebrating 20 years since its formation; what an achievement this has been. The Cochrane Collaboration has produced a series of 24 videos capturing some of the ideas, achievements, and people who have contributed to its growth since 1993; to view the videos, go to http://www.cochrane.org/about-us/history.

Over its 20 years of operation, the Collaboration has helped many health care providers, health care professionals, and, importantly, patients make evidence-informed decisions about health care interventions. For many critical care nurses, the results of the systematic reviews have changed practices and eliminated some of the more ritualistic interventions for which there is little or no evidence. As of July 2013, 5602 Cochrane reviews have been published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. The Cochrane Library has recently changed to a Continuous Publication (or “When Ready”) model, which means that when a...

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