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Running head: DATA COLLECTION PLAN 1 Data Collection Plan Melissa Thomas Indiana Wesleyan University
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DATA COLLECTION PLAN 2 I have read and understand the plagiarism policy as outlined in the University Bulletin  and this module as it relates to the IWU Honesty/Cheating Policy.  By affixing this statement, I  certify that I have not cheated or  plagiarized  in the process of completing this assignment.  If it is found that cheating and/or plagiarism have taken place, I understand that the consequences of  this action may include expulsion from Indiana Wesleyan University.
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DATA COLLECTION PLAN 3 Data Collection Plan Purpose The research purpose question: Is there a difference in the development of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) in patients who receive oral care with chlorhexadine compared to patients on a ventilator who do not receive oral care with chlorhexadine?  It is hypothesized that  there will be a reduction in the incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia with patients who  receive meticulous oral hygiene with chlorhexadine. Design   The data collection for this study  will be an experimental design including a  retrospective chart review utilizing a quantitative approach.   In this study both groups will be monitored and recorded every shift (by trained registered nurses) for any signs or symptoms of VAP. Any size endo-tracheal tube (ETT), and centimeters inserted into patients will be used. All staff will be given standard surveillance charts to collect data (Appendix A) which will include: a check list of vitals such as temperature every 4 hours, oral care to be documented on flow sheet every 2 hours, oxygen saturation every hour and documented, daily chest x-rays, daily complete blood cell count (CBC), sputum cultures on admit and every 4 days, blood cultures once a week, and respiratory status throughout the shifts. This data will then be reviewed daily by an infection control physician and an infection control nurse. Standing orders will be provided to all staff to initiate if there are any indications of VAP. Sample Two control groups will be made up of a randomized experimental design. The sample size will consist of 200 participants that will be randomly chosen depending on time and date of intubations. Each control group will consist of 100 participants. This study will be conducted in
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DATA COLLECTION PLAN 4 three intensive care units (medical, surgical and coronary) for a period of two years. The ICUs that were chosen will be in a hospital  located in Terre Haute, Indiana.   All three of the intensive care units are a mixed population of medical, trauma, surgical and neurological patients.   Group one will be based on the patients that received oral care with chlorhexadine  solution a minimum of every four hours and group two will be those that received only routine  oral care without chlorhexadine solution every two to four hours.  Once the patients have been 
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