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Chapter 1: Transforming Nursing Practice Through Evidence

Sandra L. Dearholt, MS, RN

Sandra Dearholt is currently the assistant director of nursing for neurosciences and psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She has an extensive clinical background in critical care, nursing administration, and staff development. Dearholt has written a variety of articles on evidence-based practice and has spoken extensively on the topic. Her special areas of interest are the development of strategies for incorporating evidence into practice at the bedside, fostering professional practice standards, and service excellence through patient-centered care. Dearholt is also a co-author of Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines (2007).

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Transforming Outpatient Nursing Practice Through Evidence

Julie Kubiak, RN, MS, PCRN

Assistant Director of Nursing for Ambulatory Care

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

Mary A. Rice, MBA, MSN

Director of Nursing for Ambulatory Care

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

Chapter 2: Assessing Leadership Readiness

Deborah Dang, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Deborah Dang is the director of nursing, practice, education, and research at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and holds a joint appointment with The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. For the past 10 years, she has guided the transformation of the nursing culture at The Johns Hopkins Hospital to one of practice based on evidence. She has consulted and presented regionally and nationally on the topic of evidence-based practice. She is an active health services researcher who studies structural and process factors in the nursing practice environment that impact patient outcomes, and was the recipient of the 2006 AcademyHealth Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues New Investigator Award. She is committed to creating and sustaining practice environments that foster nurses' roles in improving patient outcomes. Dang has served on statewide workgroups and has a longstanding interest in organizational change: She led major efforts at Hopkins, including a multiyear implementation of a hospital-wide redesign of the Patient Care Delivery Model, development and implementation of a nursing salaried compensation model, and creation of the ideal medication-use system to guide new building planning.

Stephanie S. Poe, DNP, RN

See Stephanie Poe's bio on page vii.

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Lessons Learned: Transformational Leadership in a Community Hospital Setting

Larry Strassner, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Vice President for Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer

Franklin Square Hospital

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

Chapter 3: Establishing Organizational Infrastructure

Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Robin Newhouse is associate professor and assistant dean for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She has published, presented, and consulted nationally and internationally on the topic of evidence-based nursing practice. Newhouse was the first author on the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines, published in 2007 by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). Her areas of expertise include evidence-based practice, health services research methods, study of health care processes and related outcomes, and quality of care. As a health services researcher, her funded studies focus on application of research to practice and patient outcomes. Newhouse is a member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Research Council, is chair of the Research and Scholarship Council for STTI, and is an invited member of the Advisory Council in Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice at Northwestern University, as a representative for nursing.

 

Chapter 4: Building Core Competencies in Nursing Service

Stephanie S. Poe, DNP, RN

See Stephanie Poe's bio on page vii.

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Neuroscience Academy

Sandra L. Dearholt, MS, RN

See Sandra Dearholt's bio on page viii.

Barbara Fitzsimons, MS, RN, CNRN

Nurse Educator, Department of Neurosciences

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

Building Competencies Through an EBP Fellowship

Sue Verrillo, MSN, RN

Nurse Manager, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

Chapter 5: Building Core Competencies in Nursing Academia

Sarah J. McDermott Shaefer, RN, PhD

Sarah Shaefer is an assistant professor, the coordinator of the course The Research Process in Nursing at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and the chair of the Baccalaureate Curriculum Committee. She is a member of The Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice (JHNEBP) Steering Committee. She has significant experience in teaching EBP to clinical nurse leaders as well as bedside and student nurses. Shaefer significantly expanded collaboration between bedside and student nurses on current EBP projects. She has presented data on student satisfaction with these collaborations internationally. She teaches and mentors clinicians and students on the EBP process. Her research focus is excellence in teaching and learning.

Kathleen M. White, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

See Kathleen White's bio on page vii.

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EBP & Pediatric Rehabilitation

Elizabeth DiPietro, MS, RN

Clinical Specialist

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

Tami W. Swearingen, RN, BS, MA, LNCC

Senior Vice President of Nursing and Patient Services

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

Sarah J. M. Shaefer, PhD, RN

See Sarah Shaefer's bio listed previously on this page.

 

Chapter 6: Managing the EBP Project

Stephanie S. Poe, DNP, RN

See Stephanie Poe's bio on page vii.

 

Patricia B. Dawson, MSN, RN

Patricia Dawson is the assistant director of nursing clinical quality and Magnet at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She has experience in working with nurses at all levels to identify, develop, and disseminate best practices in clinical care and leadership that are worthy of Magnet recognition. She facilitates the implementation of evidence-based guidelines in the practice setting and instructs nurses on conduct of clinical outcome measurement. Dawson has presented and published on diverse topics related to quality improvement and patient safety.

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Distractions and Interruptions to Medication Administration

Annette L. Perschke, DNP, RN, CRRN

Project Leader, Clinical Quality and Informatics

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

Chapter 7: Outcomes and Evaluation

Kathleen White, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

See Kathleen White's bio on page vii.

 

Chapter 8: Selecting the Pathway to Translation

Maria Cvach, MS, RN, CCRN

Maria Cvach is assistant director of nursing, clinical standards, at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is chair of the Evidence-Based Practice Steering Committee at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and coordinates the internal EBP workshops for staff. Cvach supervises The Johns Hopkins Hospital EBP fellow and facilitates and monitors EBP projects performed by The Johns Hopkins Hospital Nursing Standards of Care Committee. She has conducted numerous EBP projects on various topics, such as cardiac monitor alarm management, fall injury prediction, medication double-checks, sedation assessment tools, and shift fatigue. Cvach works closely with The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing students on EBP projects selected by the hospital. She has written on a variety of topics, such as fall prediction and assessment tools, and various cardiac issues, including monitor-alarm fatigue and complex cardiac drugs.

Mei Ching Lee, MS, RN

Mei Ching Lee is a nurse research associate for the department of nursing at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is a PhD candidate in nursing and has more than 20 years of clinical experience. Lee gained considerable EBP knowledge, skills, and expertise as a department of nursing EBP fellow. She has spoken on topics related to EBP, chaired a unit-based EBP committee, conducted successful EBP projects, and coordinated EBP workshops for staff nurses.

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Selection of a Sedation Scale

Laura Kress, RN, MAS

Assistant Director of Nursing, Professional Practice

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Medication Safety: To Check or Not to Check

Maria Cvach, MS, RN, CCRN

See Maria Cvach's bio on page xi.

 

Mei Ching Lee, MS, RN

See Mei Ching Lee's bio listed previously on this page.

 

Translating Safe Sleep Evidence Into Nursing Practice

Sarah J. M. Shaefer, PhD, RN

See Sarah Shaefer's bio on page x.

 

Sandra J. Frank, JD, CAE

Executive Director

Tomorrow's Child/Michigan SIDS

Lansing, Michigan, USA

 

Mary Adkins, BA, MSW

Program Director

Tomorrow's Child/Michigan SIDS

Lansing, Michigan, USA

 

Mary Terhaar, DNSc, RN

Assistant Professor

Department of Health Systems and Outcomes

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Chapter 9: Applying Translation Science to Improve Health Outcomes

Linda L. Costa, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Linda Costa is the nurse researcher at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She holds a joint appointment at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, where she teaches in the health systems management track of the master's program. She has extensive experience mentoring nurse leaders in evidence-based practice and development of research studies. Costa's research focus is on medication safety and medication management. She holds a certification in Nursing Case Management from American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and is a member of the Nursing Research Review Committee of the American Nurses Foundation.

 

Terry Nelson, MSN, RN

Terry Nelson is assistant director of medical nursing at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She has held a variety of leadership positions and has broad experience in management, quality improvement, safety, efficiency, regulatory standards, and disaster management. Nelson has written about and spoken on topics of quality improvement, core measures, rapid response team implementation, disaster preparation, and pain management. She holds memberships in Sigma Theta Tau International, American Organization of Nurse Executives, and Phi Kappa Phi.

 

Chapter 10: Translating and Sharing Results

Kathleen White, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

See Kathleen White's bio on page vii.

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