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Does implementation of evidence -based practice reduce Healthcare -associated infections (HAI) in long term care facilities. HAI has become a widely known problem occurring in health care in recent times. Patients continue to contract infections leading to more health decline and complications including death and poor quality of life. One of my concerns with HAI has to do with the financial burden imposed on patients when it was not their fault that the contracted infections in the first place. I always panic whenever I think of how stressful this would make patients feel. I couldn’t even imagine wondering how much my hospital bills would be and how I can pay when I am on my sick bed. Patients should be allowed to free their minds which aids healing .
Through experiences, I know that patients in long term care facilities are already compromised and are prone to contacting infections faster due to reduced immunity found in the elderly population .The frequency of exposing patients in this category infection increased the chances of contracting infections. Evidence based practices that have been tested and verified to be effect and that works have been highlighted as one of the leading approaches that can not only reduce but eliminate HAI. This continues to be an area that I intend to explore since expert say use of evidence-based practices will infarct reduce HAI. Reference Cardo, D., Dennehy, P., Halverson, P., Fishman, N., Kohn, M., Murphy, C., & Whitley, R. (2010). Identifying Quantitative Nursing Research Articles
Moving toward Elimination of Healthcare-Associated Infections: A Call to Action. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 31(11), 1101-1105. doi:10.1086/656912 N5366 Principles of Research in Nursing Module 3 Assignment: Review of Literature Assignment, Identifying Quantitative Nursing Research Articles Submit by the due date and time listed in your syllabus and course schedule. Overview A Review of Literature is conducted to generate an understanding of what is known and not known about a topic of interest. You have identified a topic/problem in Module 1 Discussion Board – Research Problem. In this assignment, you will identify quantitative research study articles related to nursing problems as part of a Review of Literature (Chapter 3 and 7). Follow the guidelines in Gray, Grove, & Sutherland (2017) Chapter 7 & 18 related to the Review of Literature. You will share your findings using a PINCH table in Module 4. Submitting your assignment • Save this document to your desktop as a Word document. • Open the document from your desktop and review the assignment instructions and grading rubric. • Return to Blackboard and upload your four articles to the assignment link in Module 3.
Instructions for Completing Your Assignment Step one: Choose the topic, identify a nursing clinical practice problem that you would like to explore. Using the information that you discussed in Module 1 Discussion- Research Problem, briefly discuss the significance and identify the gap in the literature. (Why do you need to study this problem?) Step two: Complete the readings from Module 1, 2 & 3, focusing on Chapter 7 Stages of a Literature Review pp.126-134, and 18. Step three: Search for at least FOUR nursing research articles that relate to your clinical problem using Academic Search Complete, CINHAL, Pubmed, Google Scholar, or any other database that contains nursing research articles. Make note of your search strategy (keywords and databases used) to integrate into your next assignment.
• Your studies must be quantitative research articles (for example: quantitative descriptive, correlational or quasi-experimental or experimental designs). At least two studies must be prospective (data actually collected at the time of the study). The other two may be retrospective or prospective. Your studies may NOT be a qualitative study, a mixed-method study, a quality improvement study, a systematic review, meta-synthesis, meta-analysis, meta-summary, or integrative review, or a thesis or dissertation. The ©2017 UTA College of Nursing Page 1 of 3 N5366 Principles of Research in Nursing • article should not be a general information article without the elements of a study (e.g.: must include a review of literature and a methods section with results and discussion). Studies/ articles must be current, within 5 years, and in English.. The articles you will find must meet the following mandatory requirements noted in Chapter 3 (Types of Quantitative Research). Step four: Find the elements in your articles that are named in the PINCH Table in Module 4 to help prepare you for your next assignment. Step five:
If you have questions about finding articles, post them to the Q & A discussion board for feedback from your peers / instructor. Step six: Turn in the four articles (PDF format only) in to the assignment submission link under the Assignments Tab in Module 3 at the due date and time listed in your syllabus. There are multiple links available. Identifying Quantitative Nursing Research Articles
Possible points for this assignment: 100 points Grading Rubric Use this rubric to guide your work the assignment. Points are awarded for each section based on content and clarity of expression. Proficient Needs Improvement (Points awarded based on content) (Minimum points awarded) Identifies 4 appropriate study articles in a professional journal. Identifies three appropriate studies in a professional journal. Two or less studies are identified in a professional journal. Studies are quantitative. articles (for example: quantitative descriptive, correlational, comparative, quasi-experimental, or experimental designs). Appropriate studies adhere to the elements noted in Accomplished column. Appropriate studies adhere to the elements noted in Accomplished column. Identifying Quantitative Nursing Research Articles
Accomplished (Maximum points awarded) Quantitative 100 points At least two studies must be prospective (data actually collected at the time of the study). The other two may be retrospective or prospective. Studies/ articles must be ©2017 UTA College of Nursing Page 2 of 3 N5366 Principles of Research in Nursing current, within 5 years and in English. Studies must logically relate to your topic, problem identification, and nursing practice. ‘ Studies are NOT qualitative, a mixedmethod study, a quality improvement study, a systematic review, metasynthesis, meta-analysis, meta-summary, or integrative review, or a thesis or dissertation. Not a general information study without the elements of a study (e.g.: must include a review of literature and a methods section with results and discussion). 75 points 50 points 100 points ©2017 UTA College of Nursing Page 3 of 3 … Identifying Quantitative Nursing Research Articles
Identifying Quantitative Nursing Research Articles