NRS 433V Week 5 Evidence-Based Practice Presentation Healthcare Associated Infections Ppt
According to the textbook, nurses in various settings are adopting a research-based (or evidence-based) practice that incorporates research findings into their decisions and interactions with clients. How do you see this being applied in your workplace?
Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is the incorporation of “clinical expertise, most up-to-date research, and patient’s preferences to formulate and implement best practices for patient care” (Schmidt, 2018). Nursing practice has evolved overtime, many archaic practices are no more valid, as the role of evidence based practice in “supporting nursing care and contribute positively to patient outcomes across a variety of settings and geographic locations cannot be over stressed” (Profetto-McGrath, 2005). Research evidences has greatly expanded over years in nursing, medicine and other health care disciplines. This is necessary to meet the society and public expectations of health care systems in delivering high quality patient focused health care. EBP is indispensable to nursing, as it forms the basis of nursing care in the achievement of personalized and holistic patients’ care and provides opportunity for individualized, effective and dynamic nursing care [and this enhances efficient] clinical judgment which invariable encourages better patients’ outcome.
I work in long term acute care facility where most of our patients are geriatrics, vent dependent and at times unconscious. On few occasions the doctor order Foley catheter for patients that does not really need it, but nurses have been able to advocate for such patients and condemn the order incorporating evidence based reasons why inappropriate urinary catheter placement can be harmful to the patient. Also, for patient that catheterization is necessary, nurses always ensure thorough assessment for the right indications (such as urologic surgery, neurogenic bladder, etc.) and sterile precautions duly observed during insertion and daily maintenance to prevent catheter associated urinary tract infection that studies has confirmed to be the “most prevalent healthcare-associated infection worldwide” (Mavin & Mill, 2015).
Martha, S. (2018). Nursing research: Understanding methods for the best practice. Application of
evidence based research in nursing practice. Retrieved from https://lc.gcumedia.com/nrs433v/nursing-research-understanding-methods-for-best-practice/v1.1/#/chapter/5
Mavin, C., & Mill, G. (2015). Using quality improvement method to prevent catheter associated
UTI. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26450817
Profetto-McGrath, J. (2005). Critical Thinking and Evidence-Based Practice. Journal of
Professional Nursing, 21(6), 364–371. Evidence-Based Practice Presentation: Healthcare Associated Infections https://doi-org.lopes.idm.oclc.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2005.10.002
This is a CLC assignment.
Choose a nursing problem from your current practice setting, and identify a possible solution to that problem.
Conduct a search of the literature related to this problem.
Analyze and critically appraise evidence-based literature to support the solution to the identified
problem. A minimum of (5) articles must be identified. This may include guidelines from the National Guideline Clearinghouse, Joanna Briggs Institute, or a review from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Review.
Prepare a 10-minute (8-10 slides; no larger than 5 MB) PowerPoint presentation related to the problem, evidence appraisal, and practice implications.
Include the following components into the presentation:
- Present the nursing practice problem with the PICOT question.
- Discuss your appraisal of the literature that addresses the problem.
- Present the proposed practice changes from an integration of the findings.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. NRS 433V Week 5 Evidence-Based Practice Presentation Healthcare Associated Infections Ppt
Chapter 42 Targeting Health Care–Associated Infections: Evidence-Based Strategies