Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Model and Guidelines (Third Edition)

The goal of evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing is to promote improved interventions, care, and patient outcomes.

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Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Model and Guidelines has proven to be one of the most foundational books on EBP in nursing. This fully revised third edition builds on the strength of the first two editions with updated content based on more than a decade of the model’s use and refinement in real-life settings. Authors Deborah Dang and Sandra L. Dearholt also incorporated feedback from nurses around the world.

Key features of the Johns Hopkins Nursing EBP model include:

  • NEW: Tips for using the newly updated Johns Hopkins Nursing EBP model and guidelines
  • NEW: Tips on seeking funding for the advancement of interprofessional collaboration and teamwork
  • NEW: Tools to guide the EBP process, such as Stakeholder Analysis, Action Planning, and Dissemination
  • Explanation of the Practice question, Evidence, and Translation (PET) approach to EBP projects
  • Overview of the Patient, Intervention, Comparison, and Outcome (PICO) approach to EBP question development
  • Creation of a supportive infrastructure for building an EBP nursing environment
  • Exemplars detailing real-world EBP experiences

CNOs, nurse managers, bedside nurses, and students alike have successfully transformed their practices and improved patient care using Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Model and Guidelines.

Available ancillary materials for this book include a sample chapter, an instructor’s guide, and a PowerPoint of teaching materials. To download them, visit the Sigma Repository.

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Evidence-Based Practice Background
  • Chapter 1 Evidence-Based Practice: Context, Concerns, and Challenges
  • Chapter 2 Critical Thinking and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Part II: The Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines
  • Chapter 3The Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Process Overview
  • Part III: Practice Question, Evidence, Translation (PET)
  • Chapter 4 The Practice Question
  • Chapter 5 Searching for Evidence
  • Chapter 6 Evidence Appraisal: Research
  • Chapter 7 Evidence Appraisal: Nonresearch
  • Chapter 8 Translation
  • Part IV: Infrastructure
  • Chapter 9 Creating a Supportive EBP Environment
  • Part V: Exemplars
  • Chapter 10 Exemplars
  • Part VI: Using the JHNEBP Tools
  • Chapter 11 Lessons from Practice: Using the JHNEBP Tools
  • Part VII: Appendixes
  • Appendix A Practice Question, Evidence, and Translation (PET) and Project Management Guide
  • Appendix B Question Development Tool
  • Appendix C Stakeholder Analysis Tool
  • Appendix D Evidence Level and Quality Guide
  • Appendix E Research Evidence Appraisal Tool
  • Appendix F Nonresearch Evidence Appraisal Tool
  • Appendix GIndividual Evidence Summary Tool
  • Appendix H Synthesis Process and Recommendations Tool
  • Appendix I Action Planning Tool
  • Appendix J Dissemination Tool
  • Index

About the Authors

Deborah Dang, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, is Director of Nursing Practice, Education, and Research at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She developed the hospital’s strategic vision for EBP and built an infrastructure that has enabled the transformation to practice based on evidence.

Sandra L. Dearholt, MS, RN, NEA-BC, is Assistant Director of Nursing for the Neuroscience and Psychiatry Nursing departments at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has extensive experience in development and delivery of EBP educational programs.