Finding the Evidence for Practice

A Workbook for Health Professionals

Author: Alison Brettle,Maria J. Grant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443074509

Category: Medical

Page: 178

View: 2017

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Practical and easy-to-use, this text effectively introduces different sources of information and how to use them. Its unique format is meant to increase the user's awareness of available health-related references and to help the user understand techniques involved in undertaking a literature search. Such knowledge aids in demystifying the jargon associated with computer-based research and helps readers carry out searches efficiently and effectively. The material in this text, including exercises, tips, and questions, is practical, helping the user with issues they actually need help with. Generous number of illustrations helps to shed light on the more difficult topics. Content meets an important need in an efficient way, so that practitioners do not have to spend a lot of time reading about it. Information provided directly relates the health care practice. Authors are active researchers, so they are well aware of the common problems and commonly asked questions.

Interprofessional Evidence-based Practice

A Workbook for Health Professionals

Author: Penelope Moyers,Patricia L. Finch-Guthrie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781630910990

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 272

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Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice: A Workbook for Health Professionals promotes active, team learning of interprofessional evidence-based practice (EBP).

Bringing Evidence Into Everyday Practice

Practical Strategies for Healthcare Professionals

Author: Winnie Dunn

Publisher: SLACK Incorporated

ISBN: 9781556428210

Category: Medical

Page: 348

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Evidence-based research and decision making are increasingly in demand in professional practice. Bringing Evidence into Everyday Practice: Practical Strategies for Healthcare Professionals is a unique workbook that offers students and professionals efficient strategies for translating evidence into everyday practices. Dr. Winnie Dunn has designed Bringing Evidence into Everyday Practice to be used as a step-by-step resource for students and professionals on how to understand and use evidence available in research and how to build solid decision-making patterns that will support professional practice. Features: • Step by step directions for understanding and using literature to craft evidence-based plans in professional practice • Exercises that provide practice on how to properly read research articles • Activities to prepare students and clinicians on how to synthesize information across similar articles • Applications that will teach how to understand methods and results • Opportunities for reflecting in action about one's own current practices and how to refine them With a vast amount of resources available today, it is critical for both the novice and experienced practitioner to use effective tactics. By following the specific steps inside Bringing Evidence into Everyday Practice, a student, professional, interdisciplinary team, or study group can learn how to derive meaning from research articles in a more efficient way and then use the information to make informed decisions in everyday practice. Written in a user-friendly format, this text provides over twenty research articles and worksheets in a side-by-side layout as a convenient method for interpreting research. Bringing Evidence into Everyday Practice: Practical Strategies for Healthcare Professionals is the only text that can both act as a companion workbook to literature and also encompass volumes of research within one text.

Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Allen Rubin,Jennifer Bellamy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111823880X

Category: Psychology

Page: 388

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Praise for the previous edition "An extraordinary and important book. Its approach to evidence-based practice (EBP) is very sound, realistic, and generous to the complexities of everyday practice. Reading and using this book is a must." —Haluk Soydan, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Southern California "This book has the potential to change practice in the helping professions. Rather than focusing on how to conduct research, Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based Practice instead shows readers how to understand the literature.... [The] generous use of humor and the inclusion of simple, practice-relevant examples make this book a pleasure to read." —Aron Shlonsky, PhD, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto "I particularly like the integration of research methods and EBP; this is the book's major innovation in my mind as it allows readers to see the connections between research and practice. [The book] also succeeds by taking very complex EBP principles and explaining them in practical terms." —Jeffrey M. Jenson, PhD, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver Hands-on guidance for research-informed practice and practice-informed research Now in a second edition, Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based Practice offers a clinician-oriented approach to appraising and using research as part of the EBP process. This accessible guide presents essential and practical guidance on how to integrate research appraisal into EBP endeavors to determine which interventions, policies, and assessment tools are supported by the best evidence. It introduces: Increased attention to macro-level EBP questions and studies New discussion on defining EBP, including the addition of a transdisciplinary model of EBP More detailed guidance on EBP question formulation and conducting Internet searches, including the PICO framework New content on multivariate designs, including propensity score matching, and on mixed-model and mixed-methods studies

Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions

Author: Sandra Davidson,Daniel Weberg,Tim Porter-O'Grady,Kathy Malloch

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284118096

Category: Medical

Page: 552

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Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions addresses the core competencies and behaviors required to be an innovative leader. This text fulfills the market need for an advanced practice resource focused on how to address new and emerging sources of evidence-based practice that can inform, translate and scale the complexity of leading innovation in healthcare organizations. Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions takes a patient-centered approach, discusses the perspectives on the dynamic of innovation and evidence as well as emerging competencies for leaders of healthcare innovation. To address the core competencies the text is expertly organized into four sections: I. Addresses the current landscape of evidence in innovation II. Examines new sources of evidence including technology and big data III. Discusses strategies for measuring innovation at a variety of system levels IV. Provides strategies to synthesize and disseminate evidence to advance innovation in healthcare. Key Features: • Teaches students how to mine and manage large data sets • Connects the idea of evidence-based practice to leadership practice • Addresses the gap in the knowledge base around research

Statistics Workbook for Evidence-based Health Care

Author: Jennifer Peat,Belinda Barton,Elizabeth Elliott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444300504

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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This concise, easy to understand and learner-friendly book invites the readers to actively particpate in the understanding of medical statistical concepts that are frequently used in health care research and evidence-based practice worldwide. Knowing that the best way to learn statistical concepts is to use them, the authors employ real examples and articles from health science literature, complete with the complexities that real life presents, in an approach that will help bring researchers and clinicians one step closer towards being statistical savvy and better able to critically read research literature and interpret the results. A practical hands-on workbook for individual or group exercises Teaches how to understand statistical methods when reading journals, and how to use them in clinical research Emphasizes the use of statistics in evidence-based research Relevant for anyone needing to use statistics, this workbook is an ideal resource for all health care professionals and students, especially those learning and practising evidence-based medicine.

Evidence-Based Practice Workbook

Author: Paul P. Glasziou,Chris Del Mar,Janet Salisbury

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470766050

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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The Evidence-based Practice Workbook is an ideal tool for use by GPs, medical specialists and other healthcare professionals to learn the concepts of evidence-based practice (EBP). Practical and interactive, this workbook provides simple methods to help health professionals find and use the best evidence to answer clinical questions, developing their skills in: asking clinical questions searching for answers discriminating good from poor information and research using the answers to make clinical decisions. This attractive, colour workbook provides a clear explanation of EBP skills and concepts. Written by internationally respected authors, this expanded and updated edition has been developed from evidence-based practice workshops run by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Queensland and Oxford, and contains information and exercises to help health professionals learn how to use EBP in their clinical practice.

Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Author: David L. Katz

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469887207

Category: Medical

Page: 760

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Written by one of America's foremost authorities in preventive medicine, Nutrition in Clinical Practice is the practical, comprehensive, evidence-based reference that all clinicians need to offer patients effective, appropriate dietary counseling. Each chapter concludes with concise guidelines for counseling and treatment, based on consensus and the weight of evidence. Appendices include clinically relevant formulas, nutrient data tables, patient-specific meal planners, and print and Web-based resources for clinicians and patients. Enhanced coverage of probiotics, health effects of soy, and other topics Information derived from a rigorous analysis of the published literature New chapter on food processing New chapter on functional foods New chapter on nutritional profiling systems Short chapters written for the busy clinician who needs actionable information

Principles and Practice of Research in Midwifery

Author: Elizabeth R. Cluett,Rosalind Bluff

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0443101949

Category: Medical

Page: 293

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Written by authors with clinical and research experience, this book is intended for midwives and student midwives participating in Diploma, Advanced Diploma and first level degree programmes. It aims to increase research awareness and develop the skills of critical appraisal of research evidence that are essential to evidence based practice.

Evidence-based Practice for the Helping Professions

A Practical Guide with Integrated Multimedia

Author: Leonard E. Gibbs

Publisher: Thomson

ISBN: 9780534539269

Category: Clinical medicine

Page: 292

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Practitioners in the helping professions make life-affecting judgements and decisions. This new integrated learning package seeks to improve practice reasoning through principles of logical thinking and evidence-based practice. EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE FOR THE HELPING PROFESSIONS gives students access to a robust companion Web site, linked to the best databases of use across all the helping professions. Also accompanying this book is a CD-ROM that contains three enactments of evidence-based practice: one of a hospital team, one of a courtroom testimony, and one of a school's individual education plan team meeting. Through viewing the videos on the CD-ROM and completing the interactive assignments, students will learn how to integrate practice and research.

Statistics for Advanced Practice Nurses and Health Professionals

Author: Manfred Stommel, PhD,Katherine J. Dontje, PhD, FNP-BC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826198252

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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This comprehensive, graduate-level text for advanced practice nurses and other health care professionals provides state-of-the-art tools that facilitate the reading and interpretation of clinical research articles that use increasingly complex statistical techniques. It addresses clinically relevant topics in biostatistics beyond the usual introduction to linear models, such as survival analysis and evaluation of screening tests. The text emphasizes the importance of understanding the underlying logic of statistical inference and statistical models to support correct interpretation and effective translation into practice. It promotes appropriate statistical method selection for conducting translational research. With a focus on disseminating information in easily understandable language, the text addresses basic statistical reasoning and four different classes of statistical models. The appendix provides refreshers on the algebraic underpinnings of statistics. More complex algebraic derivations are highlighted in boxes throughout the text chapters. The text explains how to work with the exponential expressions and logarithms necessary for the interpretation of logistic and hazard regression models and features clear explanations of more sophisticated statistical models, inference, and analyses. Chapters include examples from current research and multiple exercises designed to reinforce learning. Key Features: End-of-chapter exercises include both problems of interpretation and numerical problems that can be solved via hand calculations. For instructors and students interested in practical data analysis, data sets and practice problems are available from Springer Publishing Companyís website with instructions in SPSS, STATA, and SAS formats. At the end of each chapter is a ìLiterature Applicationî text box with interpretation questions about a recent research article that highlights the statistical model discussed in the chapter. Throughout the book, text boxes highlight the most important algebraic formulas useful in interpreting statistical methods. A chapter on data management practices and ethical issues of privacy maintenance is included. Nine appendices provide tables of major probability distributions, for example, normal, t- and F-distributions, and algebraic derivations of some of the most important results in statistics.

Therapist's Guide to Evidence-Based Relapse Prevention

Author: Katie A. Witkiewitz,G. Alan Marlatt

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080471044

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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Describes the evidence-based approaches to preventing relapse of major mental and substance-related disorders. Therapist's Guide to Evidence-based Relapse Prevention combines the theoretical rationale, empirical data, and the practical "how-to" for intervention programs. The first section will serve to describe the cognitive-behavioral model of relapse and provide a general introduction to relapse prevention techniques. While Section II will focus on specific problem areas, Section III will focus on diverse populations and treatment settings. Incorporates theoretical and empirical support Provides step-by-step strategies for implementing relapse prevention techniques Includes case studies that describe application of relapse prevention techniques

EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN ACTION

COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIES, TOOLS, AND TIPS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

Author: Laura Cullen,Kirsten Hanrahan,Michele Farrington,Jennifer DeBerg,Sharon Tucker,Charmaine Kleiber

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 1940446937

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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One of the biggest challenges of evidence-based practice (EBP) is translating knowledge, research, and clinical expertise into action. Failure to execute EBP well is rarely due to a lack of information, understanding, or experience; rather, it comes down to the lack of tools and practicality of implementing EBP into nursing care. Evidence-Based Practice in Action is a unique, application-oriented EBP toolkit that follows the steps of the newly modified Iowa Model Revised: Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Excellence in Health Care. This book offers a detailed plan to guide nurses and healthcare leaders in promoting EBP adoption and implementation. This practical, easy-to-use guide directs healthcare leaders through preparing, implementing, and evaluating EBP and provides tools for topic selection, literature searches, research and evidence review, implementation, and evaluation. The authors provide comprehensive building blocks along with strategies, tools, and tips to guide individuals and teams who make the important day-to-day decisions that ultimately affect patient outcomes.

Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals

Author: Bernadette Howlett,Ellen Rogo,Teresa Gabiola Shelton

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144961163X

Category: Medical

Page: 398

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Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals is included in the 2015 edition of the essential collection of Doody’s Core Titles. Evidence based practice (EBP) has become the standard in health care practice today. Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals covers the fundamentals of applying medical evidence to clinical practice and discussing research findings with patients and fellow professionals. This essential text explains the basic concepts of EBP, its applications in health care, and how to interpret biostatistics and biomedical research. With examples derived from multiple health professions, Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals teaches the skills needed to access and interpret research in order to successfully apply it to collaborative, patient-centered health care decisions. Students gain valuable practice with skill-building learning activities, such as explaining the evidence for treatments to patients, developing a standard of care, selecting a diagnostic tool, and designing community-based educational materials. Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals also helps prepare students to communicate knowledgeably with members of interprofessional healthcare teams as well as with pharmaceutical sales representatives. • Covers EBP fundamentals and their application to clinical practice • Teaches the skills needed to interpret medical research and apply it to patient care • Enables students to develop EBP skills with practical learning activities • Prepares students to communicate about medical evidence with patients and fellow professionals INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES • Instructor’s Manual • PowerPoint Presentations • Test Bank • Handouts Student Resources: Companion Website* *Each new copy of the textbook includes an access code for the Companion Website. Please note electronic formats/eBooks do not include access to the Companion Website.

Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

Author: MyoungJin Kim,Caroline Mallory

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284088375

Category: Medical

Page: 414

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Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, Second Edition presents statistics in a readable, user-friendly manner for both graduate students and the professional nurse.

Evidence-Based Treatment for Children with Autism

The CARD Model

Author: Doreen Granpeesheh,Jonathan Tarbox,Adel C. Najdowski,Julie Kornack

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124116183

Category: Psychology

Page: 666

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This manual is a user-friendly, comprehensive description of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) model of autism treatment—the latest scientific information on what truly works in treating autism in an integrated, organized, consumable format. The book details effective early behavioral intervention, covering topics such as challenging behavior, visual modification, parental involvement, improving language, cognition, and social skills, and ends with a section that explains how all of the treatments can be put together in real-life service provision organizations. The CARD model is highly comprehensive and provides useful clinical information to form cutting-edge treatment programs. Describes in detail the world-renowned, state-of-the-art CARD model of treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders Provides practitioners critical guidance in how to combine the best components into comprehensive treatment programs for individuals with autism that are not only backed by research, but also the most effective, and the least intrusive Includes practical information, presented in a user-friendly, professionally-oriented format, with tables, figures, and flowcharts to help guide real-life clinical decision making

Bailey's Research for the Health Professional

Author: Angela N Hissong,Jennifer E Lape,Diana M Bailey

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803645139

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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This classic text explains the hows and whys of conducting and writing a research project. Step-by-step guidance shows you how to select topics; how to select the appropriate methodology and theoretical framework; how to collect, analyze, and interpret the data; and how to write, present, and publish your project

Foundations of Nursing Practice E-Book

Fundamentals of Holistic Care

Author: Chris Brooker,Anne Waugh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0723435340

Category: Medical

Page: 748

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references