Concise and comprehensive, this book covers the basics of nursing research and the essentials of how to implement Evidence Based Practice (EBP). Using the short, reader-friendly, "Fast Facts Series" 'style', the book is designed for those RNs studying Evidence Based Practice (EBP) who want quick access core content. Undergraduate nursing students who want a solid review of evidence based practice (& nursing research) will also find this book useful, as well as RN to BSNs student who need to assimilate content on basic nursing research. It is vital for both the practicing RNs and students to know the basics of EBP and understand how EBP can be implemented. This title offers delivery of a wide scope of EBP content in the abbreviated style of the "Fast Facts" series. It includes coverage of quantitative and qualitative research approaches, defining the 'compelling question', finding and critiquing the evidence, and disseminating the research. It unlocks the mystery surrounding systematic reviews and searching a database. It includes class-tested content, used in seated and online course environments.
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Evidence Based Practice; Chapter 2: Asking the compelling question; Chapter 3: Understanding research; Chapter 4: Quantitative Research; Chapter 5: Qualitative Research; Chapter 6: Finding the Evidence; Chapter 7: Grading and Evaluating the Evidence; Chapter 8: Barriers to Disseminating the Evidence; Chapter 9: Case examples.