This is the fourth article in a new series about evidence-based practice (EBP) that builds on AJN's award-winning previous series—Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step—published between 2009 and 2011 (to access the series, go to http://links.lww.com/AJN/A133). This follow-up series features exemplars illustrating the various strategies that can be used to implement EBP changes—one of the most challenging steps in the EBP process.
Lynn Gallagher-Ford is senior director and Sharon J. Tucker is the Grayce Sills Endowed Professor of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and director, Translational/Implementation Research Core, both at the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare at the Ohio State University College of Nursing in Columbus. Ruth Labardee is the director of Health System Nursing Quality and Evidence-Based Practice, and Julie Rodgers is the manager of Health System Nursing Quality, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, also in Columbus. Contact author: Lynn Gallagher-Ford, firstname.lastname@example.org. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.