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Fast Facts for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, Second Edition

This is a pithy, pocket-sized resource for students and practicing nurses alike that delivers the foundations of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and basic nursing research concepts in an easy-to-read, quick access format. It demystifies the research process with straightforward information presented in short sentences and bullet points. The book focuses on providing readers with the most practical information on EBP, including how to get the best evidence quickly, using various databases, and coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods. At-a-glance charts categorize research and simple examples demonstrate concepts. The second edition has been updated to reflect rapidly changing trends and state-of-the-art information in EBP, including such new research methods as narrative inquiry and storytelling. Using proven, class-tested content for both traditional and online courses, this updated edition includes guidance on how EBP is used to obtain and retain Magnet Status, and presents examples of how health care providers are integrating EBP into their practice. It differentiates between EBP and research, a difficult concept for students to grasp. Extensive coverage of how EBP can be used to improve patient care features examples that demonstrate the practical application of content. Every chapter includes the popular ""Fast Facts in a Nutshell"" feature, highlighting must-know information. The book also provides background information on defining the ""compelling question,"" which is essential to finding the appropriate evidence-based material. New to the second edition: Reflects new trends, research methods, and state-of-the-art EBP information Includes guidance on how EBP is used to obtain and retain Magnet Status Provides examples of how health care providers and hospitals are integrating EBP into their practice Differentiates between EBP and research Discusses how EBP can be used to improve patient care with plentiful examples
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Maryann Godshall, PhD, MSN, CCRN, CPN, CNE is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Drexel University, USA where she teaches pharmacology and critical care. She previously taught in the Pediatric Critical Care Course at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) in Allentown, PA, USA where she also currently works as a CCRN in Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU). She also works clinically at the Good Shepherd Pediatric Rehabilitation Hospital, Bethlehem, PA, USA. She previously was an Assistant Professor at DeSales University, Center Valley, PA, USA, where she taught Pediatrics, Nursing Research, Health and Physical Assessment, Nursing Concepts, Evidence Based Practice and Senior Seminar. Her responsibilities at DeSales included syllabus development, course structure, and administration, in-hospital clinical instructions, organization of lab and hospital orientations for students, orientation of pediatric adjunct faculty, and implementation and facilitation of pediatric simulation experience. Dr. Godshall has also worked in Pediatrics, Pediatric Home Care, and Medical Surgical Telemetry in a variety of hospital settings. She is co-editor, with Ruth Wittmann-Price, of the second edition of Certified Nurse Educator Review Manual (Springer Publishing) as well as numerous other journal articles and chapters in textbooks. Her research interest and topic of her doctoral dissertation was ""Exploring Learning of Pediatric Burn Patient's through Storytelling.

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