Essay on Evidence-Based Practice

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Part A
Think about your specific practice setting. Based on your new knowledge of evidence-based practice, pick one unit procedure in your work place and explore whether it is based on research evidence or not. Discuss what you think would be needed to make the procedure more in line with best practice in the area or what was done to ensure that it was based on best practice.

At Fremont-Rideout the big issue was pressure ulcers, every month all the patients in the hospital had to be assessed for them. Anything that was a stage 3 or above had to reported to AHS. According to Chaves, Grypdonck, & Defloor (2010, p. 563), evidenced-based protocols are specific to the organization, and are used to help improve patient outcomes. In 2009 the
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The wound care team is able to correspond with the physicians, and recommend and write order in accordance to the best treat for each individual patient’s issues with pressure ulcer. Therefore they are constantly using and teaching the nurses and physicians better ways to prevent and treat pressure ulcers.
Part B
Discuss what this statement means to you: “The key to transitioning evidence to practice is to reframe thinking about organizational culture, knowledge about research, attitudes about research, and skill in using research.”
This means that taking on a positive attitude during any situation or when faced with a set of circumstances, in other words you’re taking the same situation and same set of circumstances and giving those details a meaning. By doing this you can approach the situation with new possibilities, which gives new actions that you can take into that response. By seeing things in a variety of ways it helps you to build a range of understanding and you don’t become so narrow minded. Also, by taking this type of an attitude toward the various situations it will help you to become a better leader/manager
In exercise 1 the qualities of leadership I ranked myself most of the time in the overflowing category. I believe that I have these qualities since I have almost 9 years of experience on med/surg floor, surgical floor,
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