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Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Implementation and Translation is dedicated to identifying methods to successfully implement evidence-based practice (EBP) in organizations and translate evidence-based findings into practice. This book is an extension of our previous work, which introduced the model and guidelines and armed readers with tools to plan and develop an EBP program. The goal of the current book is to share information and a pathway to follow when managing the structure, process, and outcomes of EBP projects and translating evidence in a variety of health care settings. The three sections of this book provide practical guidelines for implementation and translation of evidence to achieve excellence in professional practice and quality patient outcomes.

Section I discusses the infrastructure components of establishing an evidence-based environment. Chapter 1 provides a brief overview of the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice (JHNEBP) Model, identifying linkages with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program. Chapter 2 focuses on creating a road map for assessment of the organization's leadership team and capacity to adopt EBP. Chapter 3 presents strategies to integrate EBP into the organizational culture and to establish critical infrastructure.

Section II lays out the strategies to build capacity for translation. Chapter 4 centers on the preparation of nurses for EBP leadership through staff development. Chapter 5 considers the preparation of students for professional practice and the integration of EBP into school of nursing curricula. Chapter 6 offers strategies for successful EBP project management. Chapter 7 provides information on how to measure and analyze EBP outcomes.

Section III is devoted to translation. Chapter 8 explores factors to consider in choosing the appropriate translation strategy. Chapter 9 provides a method to assess organizational readiness to adopt a new practice within the context of the external environment and the internal practice milieu. Finally, Chapter 10 discusses the important role of dissemination of outcomes of EBP initiatives.

Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice: Implementation and Translation is a collaborative work between The Johns Hopkins Hospital and The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. It allows the reader to benefit from the depth and breadth of experience of a long-term collaboration among nurse leaders in service and academic settings in their quest to achieve exemplary nursing practice.

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