Thoroughly updated and now in full color, the Second Edition of this best-selling book is a user-friendly guide to implementing evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare. 'Real-life' examples assist readers in actualizing important concepts and overcoming barriers to implementation of evidence-based care. This edition contains a new chapter on implementing evidence in clinical settings and emphasizes all the steps needed in making evidence-based practice part of a sustainable healthcare culture. Web alerts direct readers to Internet resources to further develop evidence-based practice knowledge and skills. A bound-in CD-ROM contains checklists and other guides to aid readers in formulating clinical questions and appraising various types of quantitative and qualitative evidence.