Essay On Evidence Based Practice

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Module 1 Assignment 1 Brooke Gaillard UNA Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Scholarship NU 615-01 Dr. Michelle Nelson January 18, 2018 Module 1 Assignment 1 As we know, obesity is a major health issue in the United States. According to Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Foundation (2017), Mississippi has the second highest adult obesity in the nation. (para. 1). I currently work in short stay surgery at the hospital and get patients ready for surgery on a daily basis. I cannot help but notice the increased number of gastric sleeve bypasses we do each week. This information has led me to my research topic of the benefits and effectiveness the gastric sleeve is in obese patients. Description of Problem Obesity is a major problem in the United States. Being obese can lead to other health issues that may include: heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, strokes, sleep apnea, certain cancers, kidney disease, osteoarthritis, and fatty liver disease. (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, 2015, para. 1-2). The measurement of someone’s body mass index can used to determine if one is considered overweight or …show more content…

In short stay surgery, I pre-op patients for surgery. Gastric sleeve patients come from home and are admitted to the hospital after their gastric sleeve procedure. There seems to be an increasing number of patients who are having this surgery. There are certain requirements to be met if paid by insurance, but others pay “out of pocket” price to have the procedure done. In my research, I wanted to explore the benefits and effectiveness of obese patients having the gastric sleeve surgery. The research findings could be helpful for those considering having the gastric sleeve bypass

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