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Initiation of a Transitions Program: “Two Million Melvins”

Houlahan, Beth DNP, RN, CENP; Carlson, Elizabeth PhD, RN; Kind, Amy MD; Brenny-Fitzpatrick, Maria DNP, GNP-BC, NP-C

doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000225
Departments: Using Evidence to Change Practice

UW Health, Madison, Wisconsin (Dr Houlahan); Department of Adult and Gerontological Nursing, School of Nursing, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois (Dr Carlson); School of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison (Dr Kind); and University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison (Ms. Brenny-Fitzpatrick).

Correspondence: Beth Houlahan, DNP, RN, CENP, UW Health, 600 Highland Ave, H4/826, Madison, WI 53792 (

The purpose of this column is to present practical information for direct care nurses and quality improvement leaders about using the best available evidence to improve practice.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Accepted for publication: July 25, 2016

Published ahead of print: September 8, 2016

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