A Research Proposal For Nurses On A Trauma Unit After Implementation Of New Electronic Method Of Charting And Administration

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Qualitative Research Proposal: Workarounds
Nadine Davis
Stevenson University School of Graduate and Professional Studies
NURS 530

Abstract
Workarounds is a safety issue which poses a problem in nursing practice. The problem seems to arise when nurses are over worked and they need to cut corners to get the job done but patient safety then becomes an issue. The purpose of this assignment is to develop an evidenced based research proposal using the qualitative research method. The chosen topic for this research proposal is workarounds amongst nurses on a trauma unit after implementation of new electronic method of charting and administration of medication. The selected group included 10 nurses who have been working on a trauma care unit. Nurses may think that are doing a more efficient job by using workarounds especially to help with time management and emergencies. However this may not be the case, nurses may be doing themselves an injustice for not embracing changes as it pertains to new technology in healthcare in the twenty first century.

Introduction
Nurses may use workarounds with the best of intentions; they may need to get a task done in a minimal time frame. Getting a medication to a patient quickly or providing more efficient care for multiple patients can make the difference between death and saving a life. For example; a patient having a cardiac arrest, needs immediate medical attention and is a time sensitive matter. Getting critical…

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