Sigma’s foundational EBP title fully revised and updated with new and expanded material

INDIANAPOLIS—As the growth of knowledge continues to outpace the application to practice, an evidence-based practice (EBP) model has become more important than ever to meet patients’ needs and deliver effective, efficient, equitable, and safe care. The fourth 250w_JohnsHopkinsEBP_4e_300dpiedition of Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals: Models & Guidelines builds on the success and foundational EBP model of previous editions by reflecting how the healthcare field has evolved.

In addition to the tools that help guide the EBP process that nurses and healthcare professionals have come to expect, the new edition includes strategies for dissemination and more about the synthesis and translation steps of the EBP process. EBP teams of nurses and other healthcare professionals face complex care issues, making interprofessional collaboration and teamwork a major focus of the fourth edition.

Deborah Baker, DNP, ACNP, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President for Nursing, Johns Hopkins Health System and Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care Services, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, said, “As with previous editions, our goal remains constant and is ever more critical—to build capacity among frontline users to discern best practices from common practices and instill them into the every-day care we provide our patients. This is not just a skillset but a mindset, and it will serve nurses and healthcare team members called upon to create and implement healthcare and public health policies in the years to come.”

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Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals: Model & Guidelines, fourth edition
By Deborah Dang, PhD, RN, NEA-BC; Sandra L. Dearholt, DNP, RN, NEA-BC; Kim Bissett, PhD, MBA, RN; Judith Ascenzi, DNP, RN, CCRN-K; Madeleine Whalen, MSN/MPH, RN, CEN
Published by Sigma, 2022
ISBN-13: 9781948057875
EPUB ISBN: 9781948057882
PDF ISBN: 9781948057899
Price: US $59.95
Trade paperback, 384 pages
Trim size: 7 3/8 x 9 1/8

About the authors:

Deborah Dang, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, is the Senior Director of Nursing Inquiry and Research at the Johns Hopkins Health System. 

Sandra L. Dearholt, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, is the Assistant Director of Nursing for the Departments of Neurosciences and Psychiatry Nursing at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. 

Kim Bissett, PhD, MBA, RN, is a Nurse Educator and Director of EBP at the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. 

Judith Ascenzi, DNP, RN, CCRN-K, is the Director of Pediatric Nursing Programs for Education, Informatics, and Research at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Madeleine Whalen, MSN/MPH, RN, CEN, is the Evidence-Based Practice Program Coordinator for the Johns Hopkins Health System. 

About Sigma:
The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members and 550 chapters at institutions of higher education and healthcare partners from Armenia, Australia, and Botswana to Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Sigma members include clinical nurses and administrators, academic nurse educators and researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others working to fulfill the organization’s vision of connected, empowered nurse leaders transforming global healthcare. 

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