Do you speak EBP? Be prepared for the world of evidence-based practice which is now an integral part of nursing. It's at the heart of the decisions you'll make every day and the language common to all healthcare professionals.
This practical, step-by-step approach introduces you to who, what, why, when, and how of evidence-based practice. You’ll develop the critical-thinking and decision-making skills you need to meet the expectations of employers to deliver safe and effective patient care.
Perfect for a stand-alone, evidence-based course or for integrating throughout the nursing curriculum.
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UNIT I: Background and ContextGlossary
Chapter 1: Professional Nursing and Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 2: Elements of Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 3: Global Perspectives and Borderless Knowledge
UNIT II: Models for Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 4: Why Bother With Theory?
Chapter 5: A Sampler of Conceptual Frameworks and Models
Chapter 6: Common Principles
UNIT III: How to Do Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 7: Overview of the Evidence-Based Practice Process
Chapter 8: Ask and Assess: Questioning
Chapter 9: Acquire and Diagnose: Linking the Problem with Finding Best Sources of Evidence
Chapter 10: Appraise and Plan I: All Evidence Is Not Created Equal
Chapter 11: Appraise and Plan II: Pre-Appraised and Synthetic Sources of Evidence
Chapter 12: Apply and Implement I: Decision Making and Integrating Preference and Clinical Expertise
Chapter 13: Apply and Implement II: Individual Nurse Implementation
Chapter 14: Apply and Implement III: Nursing Systems of Evidence Implementation
Chapter 15: Apply and Implement IV: National and International Systems of Evidence Implementation
Chapter 16: Assess and Evaluate: Outcome Measurement and Revision of Plan
UNIT IV: Putting It All Together
Chapter 17: Medical-Surgical Nursing
Chapter 18: Evidence Implementation to Provide Safe Nursing Care to Laboring Women
Chapter 19: Nursing Care of Children
Chapter 20: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Chapter 21: Nursing Care of the Older Adult
Chapter 22: Community Health Nursing