Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step

Creator:   American Journal of Nursing
Created:   4/30/2010
Contains:  12 items
This collection of articles was authored by faculty from the Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation's Center for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice. Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a problem-solving approach to the delivery of health care that integrates the best evidence from studies and patient care data with clinician expertise and patient preferences and values. When delivered in a context of caring and in a supportive organizational culture, the highest quality of care and best patient outcomes can be achieved.

The purpose of this series is to give nurses the knowledge and skills they need to implement EBP consistently, one step at a time. Articles appeared every two months to allow time for staff to incorporate information as they worked toward implementing EBP at their institutions.


This series has received the Nursing Media Award for Print from Sigma Theta Tau International Awards for Nursing Excellence CE CREDIT AVAILABLE! Earn CE credit while learning about EBP with AJN's four-part CE series.

Evidence-Based Practice, Part 1: Developing and Searching the Clinical Question

Evidence-Based Practice, Part II: Critical Appraisal of the Evidence

Evidence-Based Practice, Part III: Implementation

Evidence-Based Practice, Part IV: Disseminating the Evidence and Sustaining the Change


Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step: Sustaining Evidence-Based Practice Through Organizational Policies and an Innovative Model

Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Fineout-Overholt, Ellen; Gallagher-Ford, Lynn; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 111(9):57-60, September 2011.

Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step: Evaluating and Disseminating the Impact of an Evidence-Based Intervention: Show and Tell

Fineout-Overholt, Ellen; Gallagher-Ford, Lynn; Mazurek Melnyk, Bernadette; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 111(7):56-59, July 2011.

Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step: Rolling Out the Rapid Response Team

Gallagher-Ford, Lynn; Fineout-Overholt, Ellen; Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 111(5):42-47, May 2011.

Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step: Implementing an Evidence-Based Practice Change

Gallagher-Ford, Lynn; Fineout-Overholt, Ellen; Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 111(3):54-60, March 2011.

Evidence-Based Practice, Step By Step: Following the Evidence: Planning for Sustainable Change

Fineout-Overholt, Ellen; Williamson, Kathleen M.; Gallagher-Ford, Lynn; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 111(1):54-60, January 2011.

Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step: Critical Appraisal of the Evidence Part III

Fineout-Overholt, Ellen; Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Stillwell, Susan B.; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 110(11):43-51, November 2010.

Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step: Critical Appraisal of the Evidence: Part II: Digging deeper—examining the "keeper" studies.

Fineout-Overholt, Ellen; Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Stillwell, Susan B.; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 110(9):41-48, September 2010.

Evidence-Based Practice Step by Step: Critical Appraisal of the Evidence: Part I

Fineout-Overholt, Ellen; Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Stillwell, Susan B.; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 110(7):47-52, July 2010.

Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step: Searching for the Evidence

Stillwell, Susan B.; Fineout-Overholt, Ellen; Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 110(5):41-47, May 2010.

Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step: Asking the Clinical Question: A Key Step in Evidence-Based Practice

Stillwell, Susan B.; Fineout-Overholt, Ellen; Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 110(3):58-61, March 2010.

Evidence-Based Practice: Step by Step: The Seven Steps of Evidence-Based Practice

Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Fineout-Overholt, Ellen; Stillwell, Susan B.; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 110(1):51-53, January 2010.

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Evidence-Based Practice: Step by Step: Igniting a Spirit of Inquiry

Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Fineout-Overholt, Ellen; Stillwell, Susan B.; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 109(11):49-52, November 2009.

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