The incorporation of evidenced-based practice (EBP) into nursing practice is supported by research to positively improve the quality of care and improve patient outcomes. EBP is important to the nursing profession because it also leads to increased job satisfaction, teamwork, and levels of engagement in clinicians (Melnyk, et al., 2017). Miniature research projects such as quality improvement projects, surveys, and clinical research studies are frameworks used to get feedback and data from patients during their time spent in health care systems. EBP is not the standard of care in many health care systems (Melnyk, et al., 2017). This due to many factors, including lack of EBP mentors, nursing programs that do not incorporate EBP into the curriculum,
In this essay, I am going to consider how evidence-based practice can be used to support, justify, legitimate and/or improve clinical practice. I am also going to explore and discuss primary and secondary research evidences about how nursing interventions can potentially improve the quality of life of patients in the community suffering from heart failure. I will gather these evidences using a literature search which I will include an account of. Using a critiquing framework for support, I will appraise both primary and secondary evidences that I have chosen. I will also look at potential non-evidential factors that can influence evidence utilisation in practice. Finally, a conclusion will be drawn.
Collection of Blood Cultures Tracy Evidence Based Practice for The Baccalaureate Prepared Nurse Abstract Proper collection of blood cultures are necessary and the most direct method of determining whether or not a patient is septic. The purpose of obtaining blood cultures is to identify and isolate the bacteria that are causing an illness and then determine the best course of treatment based on the sensitivity of the bacteria to particular antibiotics. One of the most frustrating problems plaguing hospitals is the increased rate at which blood culture results are being returned as contaminated specimens. These results can lead to a significant increase in cost to the hospital and patient as well as an increased length in hospital
Itroduction: Evidence-based practice is an approach to medicine that uses scientific evidence to determine the best practice (Beyea & Slattery, 2006). As nurses perform their daily tasks they must continually ask themselves, “What is the evidence for this intervention?”. Nurses are well positioned to question current nursing practices and use evidence to make care more effective. In order to improve patients’ outcomes it is the responsibility of the nurse to transition evidence-based practice into the norm, through application of daily practice (Flynn Makic, Rauen, Watson & Will Poteet, 2014). Continual evaluation of current practice must be performed to ensure the use of evidence-based practice opposed to practice based upon tradition. The implementation of evidence-based practice standardizes healthcare practices and diminishes groundless variations within care. These variations lead to the production of uncertain health outcomes (Stevens, 2013).
Running head: HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS, EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT Hospital Acquired Infections XXXXXXXXXX Grand Canyon University Family-Centered Health Promotion NRS-429V Laura Campbell August 25, 2012 Emergency department (ED) nurses save lives every day by utilizing their skills and knowledge to assist the physician in providing emergent care to patients who arrive via ambulance or by private auto. Nurses are aware of their responsibilities to respond to the patient's needs quickly and efficiently to provide life-saving interventions and care. However, are ED nurses aware that they contribute directly and indirectly to a large percentage of patient's demise through the insertion of foley catheters, peripheral
Evidence based practice is the incorporation of individual clinical expertise with best research evidence and patient values and expectations. Health care decision of individual patients should be based on best available research evidence. A health decision made from a sound research evidence has the potential to ensure best practice and
Applying Nursing Research to Practice In healthcare, evidence based practice (EBP) has grown and become important in providing the best quality care possible to patients. There are numerous ways to collect and use the research in the nursing profession. Studies are constantly being done to help better nursing and all of the healthcare field in order to help patients live better and maintain their health. There are different types of research such as qualitative and quantitative. Qualitative uses the human experience or something that has been lived by someone and quantitative examines for meaning and goes more in depth to research things and strives to test a hypothesis or makes use of statistical data to answer research questions (LoBiondo-Wood
Applying evidenced-based practice has three steps. Step one is making sure the research is creditable. Going into detail about step one should model a social work practice. In a social work practice, you always want to make sure you are looking for clarity and in some cases it helps to paraphrase it or reword it differently. As a social worker you have to be non-judgmental and try to understand every perspective. You have to be unbiased when it comes to wording and how it affects the meaning of the conversation. Also, making sure the research on the surveys or interviews are fair and represent the entire population. The second step is when you match your outcome of the research in your own “practice wisdom." As a social worker you want to compare the research you made with prior experience. You want to have different perspective and information that help you understand the client better. Lastly, the last step is to ask questions to the clients about their significance of what they have accomplished by working with you. Just asking what the client has learned can help
In our research, we have compared three very different tools for ranking evidence based practice methods. Each of these tools could be effectively utilized in any healthcare facility or healthcare organization.
Evidence Based Practice is a principle that is centered on the improvement of patient care and outcomes, by introducing and researching current based evidence when making decisions for that patient. According to Johnston (2016), “Health-care practitioners are increasingly being encouraged to implement research evidence into practice in order to ensure
Nurses have many responsibilities. Providing safety and the highest quality client care is one of the top priorities. The collective goal for the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) is to educate nurses and future nurses to constantly refine their knowledge, skills and attitude to provide the highest safety and quality to their patients (Cronenwett et al., 2009). Evidenced-based Practice is one of competencies written by QSEN. This is a process which involves the healthcare provider to efficiently and effectively collect appropriate data and research activities to provide optimal healthcare to the patients (Cronenwett et al., 2009).
Special education practitioners appear to have produced the majority of the research on the prevalence of evidence-based practice in education. Studies of the prevalence of evidence-based practice in general education do exist, but in at least one instance, the research was published in a special education journal (Kretlow and Helf, 2013). Kretlow and Helf (2013) published a study of kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade teachers that asked these teachers about the reading programs they were implementing. The results indicate that few of these teachers are using reading curricula that is demonstrated to be evidence-based. Studies among special educators have produced similar results. Research by Cook and Cook (2013) suggested that significant misunderstanding exists about what evidence-based practices are and this has led some special education teachers to ignore evidence-based practices. Similar results were obtained by Carter, Stephenson, and Strnadova (2011) regarding the prevalence of
Additionally, as you already might learn from your experience, DVT is a blood clot that develops in deep veins, usually in the lower leg. It could be dangerous because the clot may become large, or it could break in
Pulmonary embolism, synonymous with deep vein thrombosis; are important and is a growing public health problem. Both contribute to the 300,000-600,000 individuals affected by this each year in the US alone. This condition does not discriminate against age, gender, or race and occurs across all boards causing morbidity and mortality. When misdiagnosed, unrecognized, or untreated, PE can cause death quickly; within just an hour. It’s fatal in up to 26% of cases (Andrews, 2010). However, prompt treatment greatly reduces the risk of death. Taking the necessary preventative measures to prevent blood clots is the key to protecting one’s self of these conditions.
Define (What is it?) A DVT is a clot in the lower extremities. Etiology (What caused it? What is happening in the body?) Thrombus formation starts in the calf and extends proximally. They mostly begin intraoperatively, but can also start a few days to a month. A thrombus is composed of fibrin and red cells. The development of thrombosis can result from endothelial injury, abnormal blood flow, and/or hypercoagulability. High risks include obesity, prolonged immobility, cancer, smoking, estrogen use, advancing age, varicose veins, dehydration, splenectomy, and orthopedic procedures.