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Being a nurse today is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs you can have. Being present during the most difficult and joyous times in a person’s life is a privilege, and we are fortunate to have the opportunity to be able to make a difference each and every day. For all you do, Lippincott’s Evidence-Based Practice Network would like to say thank you. We know that providing the highest quality care to your patients is very important to you. Having access to the latest evidence and best practices is key so Lippincott’s Evidence-Based Practice Network will be offering a 25% discount on all the Joanna Briggs Institute online books during Nurses Week, May 6th through May 12th. This is our thanks to you…for all you do.

Anne Dabrow Woods, MSN, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC
Chief Nurse
Wolters Kluwer Health / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / Ovid Technologies

  THIS JUST IN April 2012  



Original Research: Interactions of People with Disabilities and Nursing Staff During Hospitalization
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, April 2012

Read about the four themes identified in this descriptive, qualitative study: poor communication on the part of nursing staff, compromised care, negative attitudes among staff, and participants' fears related to quality of care.

Evidence-based Treatments for Smoking Cessation
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, April 2012

Cigarette smoking continues to be the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Nurse practitioners play an important role in implementing effective smoking cessation treatments and educating patients about the associated risks of smoking.

Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Practice Implementation: Prophylactic Amiodarone Following Coronary Artery Revascularization
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, June 2012

Prophylactic amiodarone protocols have been validated as safe and beneficial in the prevention of atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery. This study evaluates the use of our current treatment protocol, given prophylactically, as feasible and effective in producing similar outcomes in postoperative atrial fibrillation reduction as well as identifies any perioperative risk factors associated with this arrhythmia.

Evidence-based nursing: Delivering on the promise of EBP
Nursing Management, April 2012

Broad demands for improving healthcare quality underscore the importance of evidence-based practice (EBP) as a solution to achieve safe and effective care. Learn how to integrate resources for employing EBP and conduct improvement research in your clinical setting.


Three new continuing education activities have been added to the JBI Best Practice collection:
•    A Comparison of Palliative Care Outcome Measures Used in Residential Aged Care Facilities
•    Assisting Caregivers to Support People with Dementia
•    Strategies to Reduce Medication Errors with Reference to Older Adults

Join the discussion on Show Me The Evidence: the blog Lippincott's Evidence-Based Practice Network. Don’t miss these two guest posts from Kathy Russell-Babin, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC, Sr. Manager at the Institute for Evidence-Based Care of Meridian Health System:
•    Comfort in terminal extubation: Minimal evidence, maximal need
•    Are meal replacement plans better than low calorie diets?

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