Through the learning from week 1 and week 2, I have learnt that the most frequent adverse event in health-care delivery is health care-associated infections. It is essential for us to follow the infection control practices that both patients and us are at a risk of being infected. Standard Precautions involve the use of safe work practices and protective barriers, for example, the use of personal protective equipment(PPE). At first, I think Standard Precautions are very easy. Everyone knows PPE can protect us from infections and hand hygiene is important throughout the process. However, what I ignored and did wrong were the correct sequences of wearing PPE and how to use them correctly. The sequences are totally different when taking on and
There are many definitions of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and has been described as the integration of research evidence, Clinical expertise and patient values which all inform best practice (Sackett et al, 2000)
The primary prevention is the best way to eliminate the potential for exposure. Since hand washing is the most effective mean of spread of infection, it would be my primary goal to increase the compliance of hand hygiene among healthcare workers, but also an extensive education of patients and family members on hand washing before and after touching the patient as well as afar any contact with any potentially contaminated materials (surface, body fluids or respiratory secretions). Mandatory education of patients, visitors and healthcare workers, across the system as well as cross department compliance practices are single best mean of preventing the spread of infection. For example, every patient and family member can be educated about hand hygiene, use of PPE-personal protective equipment (face mask, gowns and gloves). Although, the practices are already being utilized, I believe the compliance is poorly monitored.
Evidence based practice (EBP) is a process of integrating high quality evidence into practice or care provided by health professionals and decision makers in health care. This discussion will explore the meaning of the term Evidence Based Practice further and discuss its origins. EBP requires finding the best available evidence to inform practice, its greatest benefit being the best possible care for a client. Other benefits and limitations will be further discussed below. EBP demands the client be seen as an individual and their unique circumstances be considered in the application of evidence based care. This tailored care fits well with my current work as a midwife and my studies in Child and Family Health where partnership models of care
The role of nurse changes as new research emerges and finds new and improved ways of helping patients to be restored to health. As Aveyard and Sharp (2016) suggested, evidence based practice requires that the approach is clear but also up to date and it based on the best type of evidence available at the point in time. The Nursing and Midwifery Council Code (2015) is to always provide the best possible service related to the best available evidence that is also in line with the patient’s preferences. It’s important to use evidence based practices in nursing because it creates solutions to the patient’s needs, it improves the overall care of the patients, reduces harm and helps support nurse’s actions and clinical judgments. Sackett (2000) says that evidence based practice is looking at the best evidence along with using your clinic expertise in helping you to make a decision about the patient’s individuals care.
There are many different aspects of Advance Practice Nursing (APN) make that make the nursing profession unique and valuable. The competencies that comprise each advanced practice nursing discipline are vital in creating a solid foundation for clinical nursing. They prepare you to conquer challenges in the clinical setting and cultivate innovation to establish processes for clinical practice.
Evidence based practice (EBP) is to demonstrate the best practice, which has been supported, with a clear rationale to back it up, while acknowledging the patient/clients best interest. In this professional outline it will be discussed why EBP is so important to start with student nurses career and continuing throughout the nursing career and the second main point will be on the impact it has on patient outcomes regardless of discipline. I believe if this mind set is instilled early in the nurses career the practice will evolve it a more proactive
A successful dissemination has three goals awareness, understanding, and action and specific strategies are used to reach targeted audience (Myers & Barnes, 2004). Awareness brings attention to the study or new practice to the maximum number of stakeholders. Understanding provides a rationale or purpose of the study or new practice and action demonstrates how the study was implemented and provides an evaluation report. Selecting one or more of these goals that are appropriate for the target audience will increase the likelihood that the new practice will be accepted by key stakeholders as well as influence and increase the motivation of other healthcare organizations to implement the practice (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ], 2012). This paper provides a summary of strategies to disseminate the trial results of using alcohol disinfectant caps (ADCs) to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) to key stakeholders over a 2-month period followed by dissemination to the greater nursing collective.
Evidence based practice addresses the compulsory need for quality research evidence and quality practice all in struggle to support the care of a patient. Below is a brief description of the five models of evidence based practice(“ LibGuides at Oregon Health & Science University,” n.d.).
Evidence based practice (EBP) is the incorporation of clinical expertise, patient values furthermore adding the greatest research evidence towards the decision-making method for the outstanding care of the patient. Traditionally, the patient care was made by the skills and beliefs of those involved in delivering treatment, now it has made a shift from traditional ways to EBP. On a daily basis the healthcare professionals seek answers to numerous clinical questions, an evidence-based approach helps them to access the best evidence to answer these questions and translate that into a clinical practice to improve patient care and
Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is one of the most important agents in the prevention of hospital acquired infections or what we termed nosocomial infections. IPC channels every member of the hospital, which includes, healthcare providers (HCP), patients and the hospitals perse. It is important to practice IPC commandment to every hospital as well as community. The Palestinian Ministry of Health (MOH) adopted the national IPC protocol. Employees working in pediatrics hospital are supposed to take precautions to protect their patients and staff from exposure to potentially infectious materials. A fundamental component of standard infection prevention measures are a system of barrier precautions to be used by all personnel
EHR 's are beneficial to all healthcare staff members in any office. An EHR system has many tools to help keep the healthcare providers run smoothly, and reduce errors. Also, there are many other things you can do in an EHR system to help everyone. Things like; looking at lab tests, scheduling appointments, and of course billing claims. However, every healthcare provider working with an EHR system should properly train the staff so everyone knows how to use it correctly. The more everyone knows about the EHR the better the office can run.
This contextual project consists of 10 concept from the block 1 study with the title “Research and Nursing Research”. The meaning of each concept will be clarified, critically analyzed and applied to social context, personal life and current professional life. The usefulness of the concept to the current world will also be explained.
Giving care to a patient is not a straightforward process because a patient is made up of advanced systems. Symptoms and the severity of a disease process are dependent on a particular patient, and it may not always be uniform from patient to patient. Because of this, nurses must be able to use their knowledge appropriately to help a patient. Nurses use techniques, such as Evidence Based Practice, in order to integrate new and advanced knowledge into their patient care (Canada, 2016). By exercising evidence based practice, nurses effectively seek knowledge, take experience from past situations, and apply this intelligence to best give patient care (Canada, 2016). Because of this fact, knowledge can be seen as a vital quality to
Evidence-based practice is an all-around systematic approach to patient care that was built up on research and proven treatment results within nursing in order to increase the patient outcomes. Evidence based practice is define as “the integration of current evidences and practices to make decisions about patient care”. (Medical Surgical Nursing, 2018). Evidence-based practice not only includes the best proven research for practicing patient-centered care, but also merges the patient’s preferences and values into consideration. EBP developed by incorporating scientific research with clinical experience and patient preferences in order to reach they highest form of care possible with modern mediction. Today,