Hospitals and healthcare systems around the world have attempted to build and sustain evidence-based practice (EBP) cultures and environments, yet they have struggled to clearly understand what EBP competency means. Implementing the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Competencies in Healthcare clears up that confusion and serves as a guide for clinicians, leaders, faculty, EBP mentors, and students in achieving EBP competency, facilitating evidence-based decision making in daily practice, and accelerating the speed at which research knowledge is translated into real-world settings to improve health outcomes and decrease healthcare costs.
Authors Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Lynn Gallagher-Ford, and Ellen Fineout-Overholt provide step-by-step explanations and case scenarios that illustrate realistic advice and ready-to-use resources to help organizations integrate EBP broadly and deeply across their infrastructure to improve patient care quality and safety.
Doody 5 Star Review
“This exemplary work divides EBP into small, palatable components that highlight its indispensability in nursing practice. To my knowledge, there is no other reference that identifies EBP competencies better -- if at all.”
-Jill P. Massengale, BSN, MS, DNP(James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital)
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About the Authors
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, is Associate Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, and Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University (OSU) and Professor at OSU’s College of Medicine.
Lynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, DPFNAP, NE-BC, is Director of the Center for Transdisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice (CTEP) and Clinical Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at OSU.
Ellen Fineout-Overholt, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, is the Mary Coulter Dowdy Distinguished Nursing Professor in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences at the University of Texas at Tyler.