C5T5DQ1 - According to the textbook nurses in various settings are adopting a research-based(or evidence-based practice that incorporates research

C5T5DQ1 - According to the textbook nurses in various...

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According to the textbook, nurses in various settings are adopting a research-based (or evidence-based) practice that incorporates research findings into their decisions and interaction with clients. How do you see this being applied in your workplace? All the long term care facilities I have worked used bed and chair alarms on those individuals with unsteady gaits, or those who are confused, to help prevent falls. The quality assurance nurses at one of the facilities reviewed evidence-based research that showed that there was no change in fall rates when alarms were used. Fall rates did decreases once we stopped using alarms. I feel the staff was more alert to these patients once there wasn’t alarms to depend on. I can see this helping in the med/surg unit of the hospital I work, because the alarms they use are very sensitive, so if a
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  • Winter '16
  • michael jones
  • Physician, quality assurance nurses, Hospitalized

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