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Evidence-Based Nursing

A Guide to Clinical Practice

Written in response to numerous requests by nurse practitioners and other graduate faculty for a nursing literature resource, this new two-color book is based on the Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Practice by Dr. Gordon Guyatt and Dr. Drummond Rennie, published in 2001 by the AMA. Revised for the nursing audience, Evidence-Based Nursing is a reader-friendly, accessible guide that features plentiful examples from the nursing literature and the addition of specific nursing issues such as qualitative research, with direct application for clinical practice. Drs. DiCenso, Ciliska, and Guyatt are three of the leaders in the evidence-based nursing community and command worldwide recognition. Evidence-Based Nursing will enable nurses to frame their clinical questions in a way that will help them find and distinguish between strong and weak evidence; clearly understand study results; weigh the risks and benefits of management options; and apply the evidence to their individual patients to improve outcomes.

Paperback, 640 Pages

Published: January 2005

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-02591-1

Contents

  • PART I - The Basics: Using the Nursing Literature
    Chapter 1: Introduction to Evidence-Based Nursing
    Chapter 2: Finding the Evidence
    Chapter 3: Health Care Interventions and Harm: An Introduction
    Chapter 4: Health Care Interventions
    Chapter 5: Harm
    Chapter 6: Diagnosis
    Chapter 7: Prognosis
    Chapter 8: Qualitative Research
    Chapter 9: Summarizing the Evidence Through Systematic Reviews
    Chapter 10: Moving from Evidence to Action Using Clinical Practice Guidelines
    Chapter 11: Changing Nursing Practice in an Organization

    PART II - Beyond the Basics: Using and Teaching the Principles of Evidence-Based Nursing
    Unit I: Health Care Interventions
    Chapter 12: Quality of Life
    Chapter 13: Surrogate Outcomes
    Chapter 14: Surprising Results of Randomized Controlled Trials
    Chapter 15: The Principle of Intention-to-Treat
    Chapter 16: When to Believe a Subgroup Analysis

    Unit II: Health Services Research
    Chapter 17: Health Services Interventions
    Chapter 18: Economic Evaluation
    Chapter 19: Computer Decision Support Systems

    Unit III: Diagnosis
    Chapter 20: Clinical Manifestations of Disease
    Chapter 21: Differential Diagnosis
    Chapter 22: Clinical Prediction Rules

    Unit IV: Summarizing the Evidence Through Systematic Reviews
    Chapter 23: Publication Bias
    Chapter 24: Evaluating Differences in Study Results
    Chapter 25: Fixed-Effects and Random-Effects Models

    Unit V: Understanding the Results
    Chapter 26: Bias and Random Error
    Chapter 27: Measures of Association
    Chapter 28: HypothesisTesting
    Chapter 29: Confidence Intervals
    Chapter 30: Measuring Agreement Beyond Chance
    Chapter 31: Regression and Correlation

    Unit VI: Moving from Evidence to Action
    Chapter 32: Number Needed to Treat
    Chapter 33: Applying Results to Individual Patients
    Chapter 34: Incorporating Patient Values
    Chapter 35: Interpreting Levels of Evidence and Grades of Health Care Recommendations
    Chapter 36: Recommendations about Screening

    Appendix
    Glossary
    Index
    CD-ROM Installation Instructions

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