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Fast Facts for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, Second Edition

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Fast Facts for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, Second Edition

SKU# 9780826194060

Implementing EBP in a Nutshell

Author: Maryann Godshall PhD, RN, CCRN, CPN, CNE

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This is a pithy, pocket-sized resource for students and practicing nurses alike that delivers the foundations of evidence-based practice (EBP) and basic nursing research concepts in an easy-to-read, quick-access format. It demystifies the research process with straightforward information presented in concise sentences and bullet points. The book focuses on providing readers with the most practical information on EBP--including how to get the best evidence quickly using various databases and includes coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods. At-a-glance charts categorize research and simple examples demonstrate concepts.

The second edition has been updated to reflect rapidly changing trends and stateof-the-art information in EBP, including such new research methods as narrative inquiry and storytelling. Using proven, class-tested content for both traditional and online courses, this updated edition includes guidance on how EBP is used to obtain and retain Magnet status, and presents examples of how health care providers are integrating EBP into their practice. The text differentiates between EBP and research, often a difficult distinction for students to grasp. Extensive coverage of how EBP can be used to improve patient care includes many practical examples. Every chapter includes the popular "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature, highlighting must-know information. The book also provides background information on defining the "compelling question" which is essential to finding the appropriate evidence-based material.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Reflects new trends, research methods, and state-of-the-art EBP information
  • Includes guidance on how EBP is used to obtain and retain Magnet status
  • Provides examples of how health care providers and hospitals are integrating EBP into their practice
  • Differentiates between EBP and research
  • Discusses how EBP can be used to improve patient care

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 06, 2015
  • Page Count 212
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826194060
  • EISBN 9780826194077

Table of Contents 

Maryann Godshall, PhD, RN, CPN, CCRN, CNE, is an assistant clinical professor at Drexel University and a CCRN in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Lehigh Valley Health Network. At Drexel University, Dr. Godshall teaches adult critical care and pharmacology. She has previously taught pediatrics, nursing research, health and physical assessment, nursing concepts, evidence-based practice, and senior seminar. In addition, her responsibilities include syllabus development, course structure, administration of all grades, and facilitation of simulation experience. She taught previously at DeSales University, Cedar Crest College, Northampton Community College, and Lehigh County Community College. In addition to Dr. Godshall’s clinical PICU experience at Lehigh Valley Health Network, she currently works at Good Shepherd Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. Ms. Godshall has worked in pediatrics, pediatric home care, neonatal intensive care (NIC), and medical–surgical telemetry in a variety of hospital settings. She is the coeditor, with Dr. Ruth Wittman-Price, of the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Review Manual (2013, Springer Publishing), for which she also authored a chapter. She has also written two chapters, “Caring for the Child With Cancer” and “Caring for the Child With a Chronic Condition or the Dying Child,” and coauthored the chapter “Caring for a Child With an Integumentary Condition,” in Maternal–Child Nursing Care: Optimizing Outcomes for Mothers, Children, and Families, edited by Susan L. Ward and Shelton M. Hisley. She has written a chapter on pediatric disaster preparedness, “Special Populations in Disasters: The Child and Pregnant Woman,” for Disaster Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, edited by Deborah Adelman and Timothy J. Legg. She has published eight journal articles and has given three national poster presentations about both pediatric and nursing education topics. Her research topic was “Exploring Learning of Pediatric Burn Patients through Storytelling,” which she presented at the 11th Annual Nursing of Children Networks Regional Nursing Conference (October 2014).




1. Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice

2. Asking the Compelling Question

3. A Basic Understanding of Research

4. Quantitative Research

5. Qualitative Research

6. Finding the Evidence

7. Evaluating the Evidence

8. Barriers to Disseminating the Evidence

9. Examples of a PICO/T Process