Awarded second place in the 2022 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Nursing Research.
Building on extensive real-life experience with EBP, this expert team from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics provides vital guidance to clinicians at the cutting edge of care improvement.
Kathleen R. Stevens, EdD, MS, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Castella Endowed Distinguished Professor
School of Nursing and Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science (CTSA)
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
This new edition is essential for all who want to deliver evidence-based care. Beautifully organized, it is readable, practical, and user-friendly.
Kathleen C. Buckwalter, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Emerita, University of Iowa College of Nursing
Distinguished Nurse Scientist in Aging, Reynolds Center
Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, College of Nursing
Evidence-Based Practice in Action, Second Edition, will continue to ensure high-quality, evidence-based care is implemented in healthcare systems across the country — and the world. It should also be a well-worn tool in every implementation scientist's toolkit.
Heather Schacht Reisinger, PhD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Director for Engagement, Integration and Implementation
Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, University of Iowa
Translate knowledge, research, and clinical expertise into action.
The biggest barrier to effective evidence-based practice (EBP) is the failure to effectively translate available knowledge, research, and clinical expertise into action. This failure is rarely due to lack of information, understanding, or experience. In fact, it usually comes down to a simple lack of tools and absence of a clear plan to integrate EBP into care.
Problem solved: Evidence-Based Practice in Action, Second Edition, is a time-tested, application-oriented EBP resource for any EBP process model and is organized based on The Iowa Model Revised: Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Excellence in Health Care. This book offers a proven, detailed plan to help nurses and healthcare professionals promote and achieve EBP implementation, adoption, and sustained use.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Identify Triggering Issues/Opportunities
Chapter 2: State the Question or Purpose
Chapter 3: Is This Topic a Priority?
Chapter 4: Form a Team
Chapter 5: Assemble, Appraise, and Synthesize Body of Evidence
Chapter 6: Is There Sufficient Evidence?
Chapter 7: Design and Pilot the Practice Change
Chapter 8: Evaluation
Chapter 9: Implementation
Chapter 10: Is Change Appropriate for Adoption in Practice?
Chapter 11: Integrate and Sustain the Practice Change
Chapter 12: Disseminate Results
Appendix A: The Iowa Model Revised: Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Excellence in Health Care
Appendix B: Iowa Implementation for Sustainability Framework
Appendix C: Select Evidence-Based Practice Models
Appendix D: Glossary
Available On The Sigma Repository
- Chapter 1: Identify Triggering Issues/Opportunities
- Expanded Author Bios
These free downloads are available on the Sigma Repository.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Laura Cullen, DNP, RN, FAAN, is an Evidence-Based Practice Scientist at University of Iowa (UI) Hospitals & Clinics and Adjunct Faculty at UI College of Nursing.
Kirsten Hanrahan, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-PC, FAAN, is the Director of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice at UI Hospitals & Clinics, a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Adjunct Faculty at UI College of Nursing.
Michele Farrington, BSN, RN, PMGT-BC, is a Program Manager at UI Hospitals & Clinics and is certified in pain management nursing.
Sharon Tucker, PhD, APRN-CNS, PMHCNS-BC, NC-BC, FAAN, is the Grayce Sills Endowed Professor in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Director of the Implementation Science Core of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP in the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University (OSU), and Director of the DNP Nurse Executive Track.
Stephanie Edmonds, PhD, MPH, RN, is a Nurse Scientist at UI Hospitals & Clinics and Adjunct Faculty at UI College of Nursing.