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Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement

  • ID: 4540107
  • Book
  • September 2018
  • 512 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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2019 AJN Book of the Year Award Recipient in the Advanced Practice Nursing category. Equip yourself to expertly conduct EBP or quality improvement projects. Written by renowned EBP experts LoBiondo-Wood, Haber, & Titler, Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing and Healthcare Quality Improvement provides a straightforward yet comprehensive guide to planning and conducting EBP and quality improvement projects This brand-new, full-color, richly illustrated textbook begins with foundational content and then works through the processes of developing and exploring clinical questions, implementing results, and disseminating information. The book's content and approach have been developed specifically with the adult learner in mind, with multiple full-text appendix articles referenced throughout as examples, along with unique pedagogical aids including EBP Tips and EBP Key Points to ground concepts in a "real-life" context.

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Part I. Introduction 1. Overview of Evidence-Based Practice 2. Models and Evidence 

Part II. Processes of Developing EBP and Questions in Various Clinical Settings 3. Developing Compelling Clinical Questions 4. Search and Critical Appraisal of the Literature 5. Principles of Assessing Research Quality 6. Intervention Studies 7. Observational Studies 8. Systematic Reviews and Clinical Practice Guidelines 9. Qualitative Studies 10. Understanding Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice

Part III. Implementation 11. Evidence-Based Approaches for Improving Healthcare Quality 12. Planning for Success 13. Launching Implementation 14. Implementation Strategies for Stakeholders 15. Patient-Centered Evidence-Based Practices

Part IV. Evaluation and Dissemination 16. Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practice 17. Dissemination

Appendices Appendix A - Interventions to improve adherence to lipid-lowering medication Appendix B - Impact of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents on behavioral measures in children born premature Appendix C - The effect of a translating research into practice intervention to promote use of evidence-based fall prevention interventions in hospitalized adults: A prospective pre-post implementation study in the U.S. Appendix D - Improving exercise prescribing in a rural New England free clinic Appendix E - Application of the EBP process: Maximizing lactation support with minimal education Appendix F - Normothermia for neuroprotection: It's hot to be cool Appendix G - 2016 IPEC Competencies Appendix H - WHO Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice 


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LoBiondo-Wood, Geri Professor, Director of PhD Nursing Program, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Nursing Systems and Technology, Houston, Texas.

Geri LoBiondo-Wood, PhD, RN, FAAN
Haber, Judith The Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University, New York, New York.

Judith Haber, PhD, RN, FAAN
Titler, Marita G. Rhetaugh Dumas Endowed Chair and Department Chair
Systems, Populations, and Leadership
University of Michigan School of Nursing and UMHS
Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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