One of the biggest challenges of evidence-based practice (EBP) is translating knowledge, research, and clinical expertise into action. Failure to execute EBP well is rarely due to lack of information, understanding, or experience; rather, it comes down to lack of tools and practicality for implementing EBP into care.
Evidence-Based Practice in Action is a unique, application-oriented EBP resource of the latest Iowa Model Revised: Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Excellence in Health Care. This book offers a detailed plan to guide nurses and healthcare leaders in promoting EBP adoption and implementation.
This practical, easy-to-use guide directs healthcare leaders through preparing, implementing, and evaluating any EBP process model and provides tools for topic selection, literature searches, research and evidence review, implementation, and evaluation. The authors provide comprehensive building blocks along with strategies, tools, and tips to guide individuals and teams who make the important day-to-day decisions that ultimately affect patient outcomes.
2nd Place 2018 AJN Book of the Year
Evidence-Based Practice in Action: Comprehensive Strategies, Tools, and Tips from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics awarded second place in the 2018 AJN Book of the year award in the Nursing Education/Continuing Education/Professional Development.
About the Authors
Laura Cullen, DNP, RN, FAAN, is an Evidence-Based Practice Scientist at University of Iowa (UI) Hospitals and Clinics and Adjunct Faculty at UI College of Nursing.
Kirsten Hanrahan, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-PC, is Interim Director of Nursing Research, Evidence-Based Practice, and Quality at UI Hospitals and Clinics and Adjunct Faculty at UI College of Nursing.
Michele Farrington, BSN, RN, CPHON, is a Clinical Healthcare Research Associate at UI Hospitals and Clinics.
Jennifer DeBerg, OT, MLS, is a User Services Librarian at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the UI Libraries.
Sharon Tucker, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, is the Grayce Sills Endowed Professor in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and Director of the Translational Research Core of the new Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice at The Ohio State University College of Nursing.
Charmaine Kleiber, PhD, RN, FAAN, is an Associate Research Scientist at UI Hospitals and Clinics and Associate Professor Emeritus at UI College of Nursing.