EVIDENCE-BASED NURSING The Research-Practice Connection

Author: Sarah Brown, PhD, RN
Affiliation: Consultant, Practice-Research Integrations, Norwich, VT
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN 10: 1449697496
ISBN 13: 9781449697495
Edition: 3rd

Description:

Evidence-Based Nursing: The Research-Practice Connection, Third Edition introduces students to research methods and evidence-based practice (EBP). Written in an accessible style, the content moves readers through understanding how research is produced to appraisal at the critical thinking level. Timely information links evidence-based practice to recent work in the Safety and Quality programs that are underway in healthcare and nursing.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • Lead-In
  • Contributor

PART I Nursing Research

    The Research-Practice Connection

    • Research to Practice
    • Evidence
    • Evidence-Based Clinical Protocols
    • Evidence-Based Care
    • Short History of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
    • Your Path to Evidence-Based Practice
    • REFERENCES

    Research Evidence

    • Types of Research Evidence
    • Findings from an Original Study
    • Conclusions of a Systematic Review
    • Recommendations of an Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline
    • Going Forward
    • REFERENCES

    Reading Research Articles

    • Starting Point
    • Format of Study Reports
    • Reading Approach
    • Wading In
    • REFERENCES

    Qualitative Research

    • Data Collection and Analysis
    • Qualitative Description
    • Uniqueness of Qualitative Studies
    • Exemplar
    • Profile & Commentary
    • REFERENCES

    Descriptive Research

    • Natural Conditions
    • Study variables
    • Target population and Sampling
    • Results
    • Exemplar
    • Profile & Commentary
    • REFERENCES

    Correlational Research

    • Relationship
    • Measuring Relationship
    • Correlational Design
    • Exemplar
    • Profile & Commentary
    • REFERENCES

    Experimental Research

    • Chapter Layout
    • Section 2: Understanding Study Results
    • REFERENCES

    Cohort Research

    • Cohort Studies
    • Confounding
    • Case-Control Studies
    • Wrap-Up
    • Exemplar
    • Profile & Commentary
    • Discussion
    • REFERENCES

    Systematic Reviews

    • Types of Systematic Reviews
    • The IRR Production Process
    • Use of IRRs
    • Exemplar
    • Profile & Commentary
    • REFERENCES

    Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines

    • Forerunners to Clinical Protocols
    • EbCPG Production Process
    • Formats
    • Comorbidity
    • Exemplar
    • Profile & Commentary
    • Wrap-Up
    • REFERENCES

PART II Evidence-Based Practice

    Asking Clinical Questions

    • Triggers
    • Questions Not Answerable by Research Evidence
    • Forming a Useful Project Question
    • REFERENCES

    Searching for Research Evidence

    • Searching for EbCPGs and SRs
    • Sources of EbCPGs and SRs
    • Searching Databases
    • A Final Word and a Few Tips
    • REFERENCES

    Appraising Research Evidence

    • Appraisal Systems
    • Appraisal in General
    • Synopsis
    • Credibility
    • Clinical Significance
    • Applicability
    • Practical Considerations
    • REFERENCE

    Appraising Recommendations of Clinical Practice Guidelines

    • AGREE and GRADE
    • An Appraisal Guide for use by the Nurse with a BSN
    • Your Turn
    • REFERENCES

    Appraising Conclusions of Integrative Research Reviews

    • Synopsis
    • Credibility
    • Clinical Significance
    • Applicability
    • Your Turn
    • REFERENCES

    Appraising Findings of Original Studies

    • Broad Credibility Issues
    • Peer Review
    • Appraisal of the Findings of a Qualitative Study
    • Appraisal of the Findings of a Quantitative Study
    • Clinical Significance
    • Applicability
    • Your Turn
    • Across-Studies Analysis
    • Wrap-Up
    • REFERENCES

    Evidence-Based Practice

    • Professional Action
    • Evidence-Based Care Design
    • Prespecification: Evidence-Based Care Protocols
    • Point-of-Care Design: Individualized Care
    • Goal: Quality Care
    • EBP Projects
    • Organizational Integration of EBP
    • Research–Practice Lag
    • Recap
    • REFERENCES

    Evidence-Based Practice Participation Scenarios

    • Join a Project Team
    • Make a Poster
    • Present an Idea or Concern
    • Contribute to a Patient Care Conference
    • Build Your EBP Knowledge and Skills
    • REFERENCES

    Research-Informed Practice

    • RIP Opportunities
    • The Information Intersection
    • Point-of-Care Formats Resources
    • Clinical Decision Support
    • My ending—Your Beginning
    • REFERENCES
    • RESOURCES

Appendix A Appraisal Guide: Recommendations of a Clinical Practice Guideline

Appendix B Completed Appraisal: Recommendations of a Clinical Practice Guideline

Appendix C Appraisal Guide: Conclusions of an Integrative Research Review

Appendix D Completed Appraisal: Conclusions of an Integrative Research Review

Appendix E Appraisal Guide: Findings of a Qualitative Study

Appendix F Appraisal Guide: Findings of a Quantitative Study

Appendix G Completed Appraisal: Findings of a Quantitative Study

Appendix H Completed Findings Table

Appendix I List of Evidence-Based, Point-of-Care, Summary Resources

Glossary