Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice, 2nd Edition
Bernadette Melnyk, Ellen Fineout-Overholt
Softbound: 624 pages + bonus CD-ROM
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Thoroughly updated and now in full color, this edition of this best-selling book is a user-friendly guide to implementing evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare. "Real-life" examples assist readers in actualizing important concepts and overcoming barriers to implementation of evidence-based care.
This edition contains a new chapter on implementing evidence in clinical settings and emphasizes all the steps needed in making evidence-based practice part of a sustainable healthcare culture. Web alerts direct readers to Internet resources to further develop evidence-based practice knowledge and skills.
A bound-in CD-ROM contains checklists and other guides to aid readers in formulating clinical questions and appraising various types of quantitative and qualitative evidence.
"Knowing what questions to ask, how to evaluate the responses, and provide effective assessments are important for every healthcare professional." -- Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, VADM, USPHS United States Surgeon General
If you are a medical educator, a hospital staff educator or a clinical officer in charge of education, you know how important it is to equip tomorrow’s nurses, physician assistants, and physical therapists with the tools they need to make sound clinical choices—and to ensure that those choices are based on solid clinical evidence.
This user-friendly guide demystifies the often-confusing topic of research, and helps your students use the most current research tools to hone their diagnostic and assessment skills, refine their therapeutic choices, and improve outcomes for their patients.
Table of Contents
Unit 1: Steps Zero, One, Two: Getting Started Chapter 1: Making the Case for Evidence-Based Practice and Cultivating a Spirit of Inquiry Chapter 2: Thoroughly Revised! Asking Compelling, Clinical Questions Chapter 3: Thoroughly Revised! Finding Relevant Evidence to Answer Clinical Questions
Unit 2: Step Three: Critically Appraising Evidence Chapter 4: Critically Appraising Knowledge for Clinical Decision Making Chapter 5: Thoroughly Revised! Critically Appraising Quantitative Evidence for Clinical Decision Making Chapter 6: Critically Appraising Qualitative Evidence for Clinical Decision Making
Unit 3: Steps Four and Five: Moving from Evidence to Action Chapter 7: Patient Concerns, Choices, and Clinical Judgment in Evidence-Based Practice Chapter 8: Advancing Optimal Care with Clinical Practice Guidelines Chapter 9: NEW! Implementing Evidence in Clinical Settings Chapter 10: Thoroughly Revised! The Role of Outcomes in Evaluating Practice Change
Unit 4: Creating and Sustaining a Culture for Evidence-Based Practice Chapter 11: NEW! Models to Guide Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice Chapter 12: Creating a Vision and Motivating a Change to Evidence-Based Practice in Individuals, Teams, and Organizations Chapter 13: Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Academic Settings Chapter 14: NEW! Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Settings Chapter 15: NEW! ARCC Evidence-Based Practice Mentors: The Key to Sustaining Evidence-Based Practice
Unit 5: Step Six: Disseminating Evidence and Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Outcomes Chapter 16: Disseminating Evidence Through Publications, Presentations, Health Policy Briefs, and the Media
Unit 6: Next Steps: Generating External Evidence Chapter 17: Generating Evidence Through Quantitative Research Chapter 18: Generating Evidence Through Qualitative Research Chapter 19: Writing a Successful Grant Proposal to Fund Research and Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Projects Chapter 20: NEW! Ethical Considerations for Evidence Implementation and Evidence Generation
Appendices Appendix A: Case Examples: Evidence-Based Care and Outcomes in Adult Depression and in Critically Ill Children Appendix B: Template for Asking PICOT Questions Appendix C: Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk: An Appraisal Guide for Qualitative Evidence Appendix D: Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklists Appendix E: Templates for Evaluation and Synthesis Tables for Conducting an Evidence Review Appendix F: Example of a Slide Show for a 20-Minute Paper Presentation Appendix G: Example of a Health Policy Brief Appendix H: Example of a Press Release Appendix I: Example of a Successful Media Dissemination Effort: When Rocking Chairs in Nursing Homes Make the News Appendix J: Example of an Approved Consent Form for a Study Appendix K: A Data and Safety Monitoring Plan for an Intervention Study Appendix L: System-Wide ARCC Evidence-Based Practice Mentor Role Description Appendix M: Timeline for an EBP Implementation Project Appendix N: Instruments to Evaluate Organizational Culture and Readiness for System-Wide Integration of EBP, EBP Beliefs, and EBP Implementation and Psychometrics
Guide your students to a clearer view of evidence-based nursing practice:
Clear, accessible content helps students locate the most clinically relevant evidence from current studies, assess the value of that evidence, and teach the basics of evidence-based practice to others.
Step-by-step "how to" approach helps students ask the right questions and critically appraise evidence, while explaining the principles that guide study funding and the generation of sound evidence.
Practical examples let your students see evidence-based decision-making at work in healthcare practice and education. • The latest information dissemination methods help students develop the skills needed to communicate key evidence to colleagues, the media, and health policy makers both locally and globally.
A free CD-ROM with 40 evidence reviews spanning five clinical specialty areas shows students what works and why—and provides ample opportunities for self-paced study and review. • Motivational quotes throughout the text provide insight and inspiration.
Valuable CE credits are available to users answering a series of incisive questions on the CD-ROM.
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