Step-by-step, two noted authors and educators show you how to find specific research in the literature, evaluate the methods used, determine if the findings support the theories and models that define nursing practice and incorporate the results into the care you provide your patients. Using research studies from around the world, they also offer insights into the wide range of investigations nurses are conducting today.
A unique "mentor in a pocket" handbook covering one of the most important trends in nursing today. From the co-creator of the Model for Change to Evidence-Based Practice comes the first portable guide to evidence-based practice for direct care nurses in any healthcare setting. Part of McGraw-Hill's Nurse to Nurse series, this title includes PDA download of the entire text, case studies, and explicit step-by-step instructions on how to apply the Model for Evidence-Based Practice Change. Coated flex-binding repels stains. The new Nurse to Nurse series is specifically designed to simulate the teaching experience nurses learn best from: trusted mentors carefully explaining what they must do in specific clinical situtions. Written in a consistent, single-author voice, this series brings the wisdom and experience of some of the foremost experts to non-specialist nurses in clinical care.
Based on the idea that nursing students and nurses at all levels can contribute to the development of a scientific base for nursing practice by critiquing and questioning guidelines, treatments, and outcomes of their own practice, this book examines the ways in which the teaching and learning of evidence-based practice (EBP) occurs. The book provides useful strategies for educators and facilitates the work of faculty to develop curricula that incorporate EBP and the work of nurses in the clinical setting to implement it.
Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines depicts three essential cornerstones that form the foundation for professional nursing: practice, education, and research. Nursing practice is the means by which a patient receives nursing care; education reflects the acquisition of the nursing knowledge and skills necessary to become a proficient clinician and to maintain competency; and research provides new knowledge to the profession and enables the development of practices based on scientific evidence. The practical approach presented here puts EBP within the reach of every nurse and health-care institution.
Part one provides a basic approach to the problems you face in determining optimal therapy, diagnosing, predicting prognosis, and deciding how to protect from potentially harmful exposures. Part two provides many useful cases, and further improves your clinical skills for a thorough grounding in the use of evidence to determine optimal diagnosis treatment and prognosis. The "Users' Guides are edited by Drs. Gordon Guyatt and Drummond Rennie, with contributions from more than 50 of the most renowned evidence-based educators and practitioners in the world. The "Users' Guides are published by AMA Press in conjunction with the editors of "JAMA.