Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses: Appraisal and Application of Research, Fifth Edition is an essential resource for teaching students how to translate research into practice. The text is based on the five step IDP process (knowledge, persuasion, decision, implementation, and confirmation). The Fifth Edition has been revised to include content related to the evolution of nursing science, quality improvement projects and how they relate to evidence-based practice, as well as search strategies and authentic web content.
The hallmark feature of this text is its presentation of content. Each chapter is divided into 'bites' which make the chapters quick to read and easy to understand. To bring content to life, the authors have woven the "Apply What You've Learned" case study throughout each chapter to illustrate the importance of hand hygiene. Lastly, the Fifth Edition features a revision to the hierarchy of evidence which helps students identify the types of evidence that fit within each level as well as the tools necessary to appraise evidence.
New to the Fifth Edition:
Separate chapters dedicated to evidence-based practice and nursing research
Updated quantitative design examples
Analysis of the four types of study validity threats
Conducting evidence appraisal to determine strength and quality
Recommended tools to appraise evidence quality
New content focused on mixed methods
In-depth examples of data collection
Enhanced quality improvement and evidence-based practice projects
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