|Title||Intervention Research and Evidence-Based Quality Improvement|
|Main Author||By Bernadette Melnyk|
|Product Dimensions||7 x 1.5 x 10 inches|
“This is a resource for success and should be a part of any researcher's library."
--Doody's Medical Reviews (Praise for the First Edition)
Written for researchers, clinicians and doctoral students, the newly revised edition of this comprehensive reference continues to deliver the essentials of intervention research with added content on evidence-based quality improvement, a must for improving healthcare quality, safety and population health outcomes. Although typically it takes years for research-based interventions to make their way to real world clinical settings, this “prolonged time for translation” frustrates researchers and their interprofessional teams. This second edition now delves even deeper into key strategies for rapidly moving research-based interventions into real world settings in the form of evidence-based quality improvement as well as the challenges of working in an increasingly diverse professional research environment.
Intervention Research and Evidence-Based Quality Improvement, Second Edition begins at the pilot study phase for intervention research and highlights every step of the way through to full-scale randomized controlled trials. Written in user-friendly format, content covers designing, conducting, analyzing, and funding intervention studies that improve healthcare quality and people’s health outcomes. Chapters cover writing grant applications and show examples of actual applications that have been funded by NIH and other organizations. These real-life samples are available online, alongside additional progress reports and final reports. Real-world examples of evidence-based quality improvement projects that have improved outcomes also are highlighted in this second edition.
New to the Second Edition:
· Describes evidence-based quality improvement and specific steps in conducting EBQI projects, which are essential for enhancing healthcare quality, safety and costs along with enhancing population health outcomes.
· Emphasizes the importance of interprofessional teams
· Focuses on using research-based interventions in real-world settings
· Six new chapters
o Generating Versus Using Evidence to Guide Best Practice
o Setting the Stage for Intervention Research and Evidence-based Quality Improvement
o Evidence-based Quality Improvement
o Translational Research: Why and How
o Factors Influencing Successful Uptake of Evidence-Based Interventions in Clinical Practice
o Using Social Media to Enhance Uptake of Research-Based Interventions into Real World Clinical Settings
· Provides a practical, comprehensive resource for designing, conducting, analyzing, and funding intervention studies
· Outlines the specific steps in designing, conducting and evaluating outcomes of evidence-based quality improvement projects
· Includes examples of funding research grants, progress reports, and final reports
· Serves as a core text for students in doctoral nursing and other health sciences programs
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, is the vice president for health promotion, university chief wellness officer, and professor and dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. She is also a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at Ohio State’s College of Medicine. In addition, she is the executive director of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare. Dr. Melnyk earned her BSc in nursing from West Virginia University, her MSc with a specialization in nursing care of children and as a pediatric nurse practitioner from the University of Pittsburgh, and her PhD in clinical research from the University of Rochester where she also completed her post-master’s certificate as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
She is a nationally/internationally recognized expert in evidence-based practice, intervention research, child and adolescent mental health, and health and wellness and is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences on these topics. Dr. Melnyk has consulted with hundreds of healthcare systems and colleges throughout the nation and globe on how to improve quality of care and patient outcomes through implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice. Her record includes over $33 million of sponsored funding from federal agencies and foundations as principal investigator and over 400 publications.
Dr. Melnyk is coeditor of six other books: Implementing the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Competencies in Healthcare: A Practical Guide for Improving Quality, Safety, and Outcomes; Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice (4th Edition), an American Journal of Nursing Research Book of the Year Award winner; Implementing EBP: Real World Success Stories; A Practical Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Screening, Early Intervention and Health Promotion (2nd Edition); Intervention Research and Evidence-Based Quality Improvement: Designing, Conducting, Analyzing and Funding (2nd Edition), also an American Journal of Nursing Research Book of the Year Award winner; and Evidence-Based Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Nursing and Healthcare.
Dr. Melnyk is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Nursing, the National Academies of Practice, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She served a 4-year term on the 16-member U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the National Institutes of Health’s National Advisory Council for Nursing Research and was a board member of the National Guideline Clearinghouse and the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NGC/NQMC). She currently serves as a member of the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Behavioral Health Standing Committee. Dr. Melnyk also serves as editor of the journal Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience as well as an elected board member of the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention.
Dr. Melnyk has received numerous national and international awards, including the Audrey Hepburn Award, Mary Tolle Wright Excellence in Leadership Award, and the International Nursing Research Hall of Fame Award from Sigma Theta Tau International, the Jessie Scott Award from the American Nurses Association for the improvement of healthcare quality through the integration of research, education, and practice, the 2012 Midwest Nursing Research Society Senior Scientist Award, the NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research’s inaugural Director’s Lectureship Award, the AANP Sharp Cutting Edge Award, and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been recognized as an Edge Runner three times by the American Academy of Nursing for founding and directing the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners’ KySS child and adolescent mental health program, her COPE Program for parents of critically ill children and preterm infants, and her Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment (COPE) cognitive-behavioral skills building program for depressed and anxious children, teens, and college students, which is being implemented in 45 states throughout the United States and five countries. She is also the founder of two companies that disseminate her evidence-based intervention programs.
Dr. Melnyk founded the National Interprofessional Education and Practice Consortium to Advance Million Hearts, which is a collaboration of over 170 organizations and academic institutions across the United States. She also created and chaired the first three National Summits on Building Healthy Academic Communities and is the founder of the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities, a collaborative organization to improve population health in the nation’s institutions of higher learning, and served as its first president.