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Evidence-Based Practice Videos & Animations on the Internet

  • The Importance of Evidence Based Medicine
    Short video that explains why an evidence based approach to medicine is important and why there really isn't a conspiracy to keep miracle cures for cancer or AIDS a secret from the public. (Time: 2:23)
  • Viva La Evidence
    Great evidence-based practice music video with apologies to Coldplay. (Time: 4:19)
  • Why We Need Evidence-Based Health Care
    The best physicians in England try to heal the king in 1685. James McCormack and Bob Ragno describe the final days of King Charles II. (Time: 5:26)

Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-based medicine is the integration of clinical expertise, patient preferences and the best evidence from clinically-relevant research into the decision-making process for patient care. It requires skills such as efficient literature searching and the application of formal rules of evidence in evaluating the clinical literature.


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Evidence-Based Practice Websites


Evidence-Based Practice Books in the Health Sciences Library

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Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care (electronic) - Betty J. Ackley, Gail B. Ladwig, & Mary Beth Flynn Makic
Call Number: WY 49 N9747 2017
ISBN: 9780323322249
11th edition
This convenient handbook shows you how to correlate nursing diagnoses with known information about clients on the basis of assessment findings, established medical or psychiatric diagnoses, and the current treatment plan. Extensively revised and updated with the new 2015-2017 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, it integrates the NIC and NOC taxonomies, evidence-based nursing interventions, and adult, pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, home care, and client/family teaching and discharge planning considerations to guide you in creating unique, individualized care plans.

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Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice - Bernadette M. Melnyk & Ellen Fineout-Overholt
Call Number: WY 100.7 M527e 2015
ISBN: 9781451190946
3rd edition
(On Reserve)
This gold standard textbook covers all the information you need to use evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes. Real world examples and meaningful strategies in every chapter show you how to take a clinical issue from inquiry to a sustainable solution that drives a preferred standard of care. Enhance your understanding of the EBP process through Making EBP Real features at the end of each unit that present real world case stories and EBP Fast Facts that highlight important points from each chapter.

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Understanding Nursing Research - Susan K. Grove, Jennifer R. Gray & Nancy Burns
Call Number: WY 20.5 G883 2015
ISBN: 9781455770601
6th edition
This book offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. It is known for its authoritative content, time-tested systematic approach, and unique research example format to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections.

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Essentials of Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice - Denise F. Polit & Cheryl Tatano Beck
Call Number: WY 20.5 P769e 2014
ISBN: 9781451176797
8th edition
Designed to teach students how to read and critique research reports, and to appreciate the application of research findings to nursing practice. New text organization with separate sections on quantitative and qualitative research offer greater continuity of ideas to better meet the needs of students and faculty. Increased emphasis on evidence-based practice (EBP), especially in the areas of asking well-worded questions for EBP and searching for such evidence, guides the reader from theory to application.

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Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based - Geri LoBiondo-Wood & Judith Haber, editors
Call Number: WY 20.5 N9745 2014
ISBN: 9780323100861
8th edition
(On Reserve)
Offers a comprehensive introduction to the nursing research concepts and methods essential to today's evidence-based healthcare environment. Coverage includes clear guidelines for evaluating research and applying scientific evidence to practice, qualitative and quantitative research, appraising and critiquing research, critical thinking, and clinical decision making using research information. Streamlined steps of the research process focus on how to appraise and apply research findings for evidence-based practice.

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Evidence-Based Nursing: The Research-Practice Connection - Sarah Jo Brown
Call Number: WY 100.7 B879 2014
ISBN: 9781449697495
3rd 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. Offers five common research designs, systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines by using a consistent, easy-to-read "Why-How-What" approach.

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Studying a Study and Testing a Test: Reading Evidence-Based Health Research - Richard K. Riegelman
Call Number: WA 950 R554s 2013
ISBN: 9780781774260
6th edition

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Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing - Rona F. Levin; Harriet R. Feldman
Call Number: WY 18 T2516 2013
ISBN: 9780826148124
2nd edition

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Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Implementation and Translation - Stephanie Poe & Kathleen M. White, editors
Call Number: WY 100.7 J65 2010
ISBN: 193053891x

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Evidence-Based Clinical Practice in Nursing and Health Care: Assimilating Research, Experience and Expertise - Alan Pearson, John Field, Zoe Jordan
Call Number: WY 100 P361e 2007

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Bandolier's Little Book of Making Sense of the Evidence - R.A. Moore
Call Number: WB 102 M823 2006

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How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine - Trisha Greenhalgh
Call Number: W 20.5 G813h 2006

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