Intro to Nursing Research DQs - Topic 1 DQ 1 Identify two areas of nursing practice which evidence-based practice has improved patient outcomes State

Intro to Nursing Research DQs - Topic 1 DQ 1 Identify two...

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Topic 1 DQ 1 Identify two areas of nursing practice, which evidence-based practice has improved patient outcomes. State the study and its impact on patient care. How have these findings changed your nursing practice? Please support your response with a minimum of two supporting peer reviewed articles. Many of the practices that nurses use daily are the result of evidence-based practice changes that have developed in order to improve patient outcomes. Foley catheters are one example of a nursing practice that has a high rate of infection, which can lead to both longer hospital stay and increased cost. Multiple studies have shown that by decreasing the use of indwelling Foley catheters, there has been a decrease in infection rate and medical cost. One such study showed that through the use of evidence guided practice, and revamped policies and procedures, annual savings exceeded $52,000/year (Oman, et.al., 2012) in one hospital alone. Another area that has shown improved maternal and fetal outcomes is the use of magnesium sulfate infusion for patients with preeclampsia or eclampsia.
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