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Evidence-Based Practice Guide

Bernadette Melynk and colleagues published a series of 12 articles from 2009 to 2011 in The American Journal of Nursing to give nurses the knowledge and skills they need to implement EBP consistently, one-step at a time. These articles are listed as follows (in publication order):

  1. Melnyk BM, Fineout-Overholt E, Stillwell SB, Williamson KM. Evidence-based practice: step by step: igniting a spirit of inquiry: an essential foundation for evidence-based practice. Am J Nurs. 2009 Nov;109(11):49-52.
  2. Melnyk BM, Fineout-Overholt E, Stillwell SB, Williamson KM. Evidence-based practice: step by step: the seven steps of evidence-based practice. Am J Nurs. 2010 Jan;110(1):51-3.
  3. Stillwell SB, Fineout-Overholt E, Melnyk BM, Williamson KM. Evidence-based practice, step by step: asking the clinical question: a key step in evidence-based practice. Am J Nurs. 2010 Mar;110(3):58-61.
  4. Stillwell SB, Fineout-Overholt E, Melnyk BM, Williamson KM. Evidence-based practice, step by step: searching for the evidence. Am J Nurs. 2010 May;110(5):41-7.
  5. Fineout-Overholt E, Melnyk BM, Stillwell SB, Williamson KM. Evidence-based practice step by step: Critical appraisal of the evidence: part I. Am J Nurs. 2010 Jul;110(7):47-52.
  6. Fineout-Overholt E, Melnyk BM, Stillwell SB, Williamson KM. Evidence-based practice, step by step: critical appraisal of the evidence: part II: digging deeper--examining the "keeper" studies. Am J Nurs. 2010 Sep;110(9):41-8.
  7. Fineout-Overholt E, Melnyk BM, Stillwell SB, Williamson KM. Evidence-based practice, step by step: Critical appraisal of the evidence: part III. Am J Nurs. 2010 Nov;110(11):43-51.
  8. Fineout-Overholt E, Williamson KM, Gallagher-Ford L, Melnyk BM, Stillwell SB. Following the evidence: planning for sustainable change. Am J Nurs. 2011 Jan;111(1):54-60.
  9. Gallagher-Ford L, Fineout-Overholt E, Melnyk BM, Stillwell SB. Evidence-based practice, step by step: implementing an evidence-based practice change. Am J Nurs. 2011 Mar;111(3):54-60.
  10. Gallagher-Ford L, Fineout-Overholt E, Melnyk BM, Stillwell SB. Rolling out the rapid response team. Am J Nurs. 2011 May;111(5):42-7.
  11. Fineout-Overholt E, Gallagher-Ford L, Mazurek Melnyk B, Stillwell SB. Evidence-based practice, step by step: evaluating and disseminating the impact of an evidence-based intervention: show and tell. Am J Nurs. 2011 Jul;111(7):56-9.
  12. Melnyk BM, Fineout-Overholt E, Gallagher-Ford L, Stillwell SB. Evidence-based practice, step by step: sustaining evidence-based practice through organizational policies and an innovative model. Am J Nurs. 2011 Sep;111(9):57-60.