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Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Guide

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Implementation Science Tools

"Implementation is part of a diffusion-dissemination-implementation continuum. 

Diffusion is the passive, untargeted and unplanned spread of a new practice.

Dissemination  is the active spread of a new practices to a target audience used planned strategies.  Implementation is the process of putting to use or integrating new practices within a setting."

This is from a presentation by Dr. Sharon Tucker, Helene Fuld Institute at OSU. The slides have lists of available tools for various part of the implementation process.  The first part of the slide show lays the groundwork for the importance of implementation science to evidence based nursing practice, and the last part discusses existing tools and their efficacy.  

It cannot be duplicated without Dr. Tucker's express permission: Contact

Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Synthesis Process and Recommendations Tool©

Do you have enough high-quality evidence to recommend an institutional or unit practice change?  This tool helps you organize the information you gather.  

Assessing Organizational Readiness for Change

Ready, Set, Change is a validated online decision support tool that helps you prepare for evidence-based  change.  

Level l of Evidence Plus Critical Appraisal of Its Quality Yields Confidence to Implement Evidence-Based Practice Changes.

This brief article  by Bernadette Melnyk (2017) ends with a check-list to critically appraise whether a systematic review is solid and worthwhile of consideration for changing practice.


Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Action Planning Tool ©

Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Dissemination Tool©

Critical Appraisal Checklist  for an  Educational Intervention​

This checklist is from the University of Glasgow,

One of the  most common nursing interventions involve education, involving patients or nurses themselves.  This checklist helps nurses evaluate journal articles on educational interventions.

Knowledge Translation Methods and Tools for Public Health

From the Registry's website:

"The Registry is a searchable, online collection of evidence-informed methods and tools for knowledge translation in public health. Methods and tools are defined as standardized procedures or products that help you access or use information for decision making. Examples include regular and systematic approaches, sets of organized steps or rules, or instruments, guidelines and manuals.

The Registry identifies and describes methods and tools in summary statements, and then provides links to their sources. The summaries help busy practitioners find and use these methods and tools to enable evidence use in their practice."

This registry is from the Canadian National  Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools.  This registry lists the tools in a standardized format, making it easy to see if tools are evidence based, validated, etc.