Evidence Based Practice Examples

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Evidence- Based Practice Evidence based practice has influenced the way that induvials view sexually transmitted disease. It allows us to look at the information we have gathered previously, interpret it and then determine what needs to be changed and what seems to be working properly. When looking at EBP, we can tell that with the use of protection such as condoms and dental dams, the percentage of STDs being transmitted has lowered. When sexually active individuals did not use preventative measure, the percentage of STDs grew. EBP also has proven to show that the more partners one has, the risk of catching an STD becomes higher. Evidence based practice has not only shown us what leads to an increase or decrease in STD but it has also …show more content…

In order for nurses to reduce the cases of STDs in the community, they must provide interventions from the very beginning, when patients are getting diagnosed or tested, all the way to then end, after the treatment of care has finished. There are three different levels of interventions that nurses need to provide for their patients. The first level is primary interventions. An example of this would be a sex education class. Most schools provide some type of sexual education class to students in middle school or high school. This gives children an understanding of sex, the risks involved with it and how to practice safe sex. It gives the basics of what they need to know about sexual activity. The next level of interventions necessary is secondary. Nurses provide secondary interventions when they do screenings or testing. STD screenings should be done every couple of months to ensure that an individual is clean and has not contracted any disease or infections. This is done to prevent the spread of any disease and contain it. The last level of interventions is tertiary. Tertiary interventions are important for the nurse to provide because it deals with the patients after they have been diagnosed. The aims of these interventions is to provide care regarding their diagnosis and prevent it from getting worse or spreading. Tertiary interventions are done when a patient receives medication for their STD, or is referred to a support group in the case where the STD cannot be

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