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Week 3: Integration of Evidence-Based Practice Into Professional Nursing Practice No unread replies. 1 1 reply. As the professional nurse, you realize that your nursing care area often sees patients with the same particularly challenging nursing care issue (not medical care issue). Include all of the following in your answer to this discussion. Identify the nursing care issue or problem and justify why it is a nursing care issue in need of implementation of evidence. Remember, this should not be a medical issue. Explain how you would search CINAHL for evidence on this topic (including search terms you would use) and how you would critically appraise the evidence found in your search. Note: You do not need to perform the search or provide an article for this discussion, but you may do so if you like. Joy Gibbs YesterdayNov 5 at 9:56pm Manage Discussion Entry Greetings Professor MacGibeny and Class, I work at a high-volume outpatient surgery center, where providing quality and expedient patient care is a priority. At this center, I transitioned out of step down recovery to the Preoperative Interview Department. Over time, I noticed that I developed constant neck and back pain. My sleep and overall well-being was being affected by these discomforts. As a matter of fact, all the nurses that worked in the department had the same complaints. We were all doing something that nurses rarely get to do -- we were constantly sitting down! Not only were we sitting more but we were fixated on computer monitors to review our potential patient's medical histories, labs, physician’s orders etc. Our days are spent on the computers and telephones. Two of our nurses had been out on leave for back issues that were exacerbated by our constant sitting. The absence of these nurses caused a backlog in telephone interviews. Since we could not service the patients timely, patient and surgeon's complaints increased, patient satisfaction scores decreased and at a high volume organization, this did not go unnoticed. I had a personal interest in the sitting-standing desks for my home use and in talking with my nurse colleagues, they too felt it would be beneficial to have sitting-standing desks (or at the least the monitor stands that can be raised and lowered as needed). To present a proper proposal to management, research would need to be completed to assess the feasibility of making the financial investment of purchasing the sitting-standing desks. Leddy and Pepper's Conceptual Bases of Professional Nursing outlines numerous areas that should be addressed when one needs to present evidence to support the nursing proposal. Two
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areas identified include “reviewing research literature and preparing a comprehensive report outlining key research findings” (page 255).
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  • Fall '14
  • Pettus
  • Nursing, nursing care issue

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