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Guiding Implementation: Frameworks and Resources for Evidence Translation

Newhouse, Robin P. PhD, RN, NEA-BC; White, Kathleen M. PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Journal of Nursing Administration: December 2011 - Volume 41 - Issue 12 - p 513–516
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182378bb0
Departments: Evidence and the Executive

In this department, Dr Newhouse highlights hot topics in nursing outcomes, research, and evidence-based practice relevant to the nurse administrator. The goal is to discuss practical implications for nurse leaders in diverse healthcare settings. Content includes evidence-based projects and decision making, identifying measurement tools for quality improvement and safety projects, using outcome measures to evaluate quality, practice implications of administrative research, and exemplars of projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to organizational problems. In this article, the authors discuss the need for knowledge translation to leverage improvements in healthcare quality and describe 3 frameworks that can be used to plan and implement translation of evidence to practice.

Author Affiliations: Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, School of Nursing, University of Maryland (Dr Newhouse); Associate Professor, Department of Health Systems and Outcomes, School of Nursing, The Johns Hopkins University (Dr White), Baltimore, Maryland.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Newhouse, School of Nursing, University of Maryland, 655 West Lombard St, Suite 516B, Baltimore, MD 21201 (newhouse@son.umaryland.edu).

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.