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Thoroughly updated and now in full color, the Second 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

Author Biography

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt are creators of the ARCC (Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration) Model, an innovative strategy for implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice in healthcare systems. The ARCC Model is cited as an exemplar of education in evidence-based practice in the Board on Health Care Services and the Institute of Medicine's book, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality.

Table of Contents

Steps Zero, One Two: Getting Startedp. 1
Making the Case for Evidence-Based Practice and Cultivating a Spirit of Inquiryp. 3
Asking Compelling, Clinical Questionp. 25
Finding Relevant Evidence to Answer Clinical Questionp. 40
Step Three: Critically Appraising Evidencep. 71
Critically Appraising knowledge for Clinical Decision Makingp. 73
Critically Appraising Quantitative Evidence for Clinical Decision Makingp. 81
Critically Appraising Qualitative Evidence for Clinical Decision Makingp. 135
Steps Four and Five: Moving form Evidence to Actionp. 165
Patient Concerns, Choices, and Clinical Judgment in Evidence-Based Practicep. 167
Advancing Optimal Care With Clinical Practice Guidelinesp. 186
Implementing Evidence in Clinical Settingsp. 205
The Role of Outcomes in Evaluating Practice Changep. 226
Creating and Sustaining a Culture for Evidence-Based Practicep. 239
Models to Guide Implementation of Evidence-Based Practicep. 239
Creating a Vision and Motivating a Change to Evidence-Based Practice in Individuals, Teams, and Organizationsp. 276
Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Academic Settingsp. 291
Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Settingsp. 330
ARCC Evidence-Based Practice Mentors: The Key to Sustaining Evidence-Based Practicep. 344
Step Six: Disseminating Evidence and Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Outcomesp. 353
Disseminating Evidence Through Publications, Presentations, Health Policy Briefs, and the Mediap. 355
Next Steps: Generating External Evidencep. 395
Generating Evidence Through Quantitative Researchp. 397
Generating Evidence Through Qualitative Researchp. 435
Writing a Successful Grant Proposal to Fund Research and Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Projectsp. 449
Ethical Considerations for Evidence Implementation and Evidence Genarationp. 474
Case Examples: Evidence-Based Care and Outcomes in Depressed Adults and in Critically III Childrenp. 489
Template for Asking PICOT Questionsp. 492
Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk: An Appraisal Guide for Qualitative Evidencep. 494
Templates for Evaluation and Synthesis Tables for Conducting and Evidence Reviewp. 519
Example of a Slide Show for a 20-minute Paper Presentationp. 522
Example of a Health Policy Briefp. 533
Example of a Press Releasep. 538
Example of a Successful Media Dissemination Effort: When Rocking Chairs in Nursing Homes Make the Newsp. 541
Example of an Approved Consent Form for a Studyp. 545
A Data and Safety Monitoring Plan for an Intervention Studyp. 550
System-Wide ARCC Evidence-Based Practice Mentor Role Descriptionp. 522
Timeline for an ARCC EBP Implementation Projectp. 554
Instruments to Evaluate Organizational Culture and Readiness for System-Wide Integration of EBP, EBP Beliefs, and EBP Implementation with Psychometricsp. 558
Glossaryp. 571
Indexp. 585
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