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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This book describes the process of evidence-based practice and its application to the clinical setting. This second edition has been updated to reflect the advances in the appraisal and synthesis of evidence-based practice over the past five years and incorporated what has been learned.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a guided approach to evidence-based practice (EBP) for the bedside clinician. EBP leads to optimum patient care and impacts healthcare improvements and cost savings. This book truly meets its purpose.
Audience: The target audience is nurse clinicians wanting to learn more about evidence-based nursing practice and its application in the clinical setting. The editors are experts in the field and most of the contributing authors have advanced degrees.
Features: Part I introduces evidence-based practice, tracing its evolution and concluding with the impact of healthcare reform and the future of nursing. Part II covers the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and how EBP has been incorporated into national standards and its links to nursing excellence. Part III discusses the importance of the problem statement and PICO (Patient, population, or problem; Intervention; Comparison with other intervention(s); Outcomes that are measurable). Part IV focuses on creating an evidence-based environment. Part V presents exemplars of evidence-based projects, and part VI contains redesigned tools and guides for evaluating the strength of the evidence.
Assessment: This is an excellent book to introduce nurses to the concept of evidence-based practice and how EBP is used in practice.