The third edition of this award-winning text delivers a full treasury of tools graduate nursing students and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) need to translate clinical research into practice. In the current healthcare landscape, APRNs are challenged to provide patient-centered care that is effective, safe, efficient, equitable and evidenced-based. Building knowledge and skills in Evidenced-Based Practice (EBP) is imperative to successfully meet this challenge and improve patient outcomes.
The third edition describes essential ways to implement EBP in clinical practice, including how to search for and evaluate various forms of evidence, design questionnaires and data collection forms, and how to analyze qualitative and quantitative data. With guidelines for evaluating research articles and a variety of EBP activities and protocols, chapters show how to integrate EBP into multiple clinical settings suitable for all APRN areas of practice. Using step-by-step instruction, chapters walk through finding relevant evidence, appraising evidence, and translating evidence into practice to improve patient care and outcomes. The authors continue the great work of Magdalena Mateo, who created the original work upon which this is based.
New to the Third Edition:
- Updates content from the second edition
- Expands information about practice scholarship
- Provides new strategies for program evaluation
- Describes Frameworks for implementation science and EBP
- Offers practical steps and tools for seeking, appraising, and applying evidence into practice
- Integrates EBP concepts related to patient care throughout
- Identifies the requisite knowledge and skills for practice scholarship
- Describes practical strategies and tools for seeking, appraising and applying evidence into practice
- Integrates clinically relevant examples that highlight the application of evidence into practice to improve outcomes