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Running head: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE ON CLABSI’S 1Qualitative Research Critique on CLABSI’sJasmin RodriguezGrand Canyon University: NRS433 Introduction to Nursing ResearchSeptember 30, 2018
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE ON CLABSI’SIntroductionCentral line infections are a frequented hospital acquired infection. These infections are most commonly known as CLABSI’s, which is an abbreviation for central line-associated bloodstream infections. CLABSI’s have a negative impact on the patient as well as the hospital in which the infection was acquired. Some of the efforts that hospitals have made to reduce the occurrence of CLABSI’s within their hospitals was to create an infection control department that initiates policies that would reduce the occurrence of infections. One of their tasks is to create a policy/protocol that would help reduce the occurrence of a CLABSI within their hospital. A qualitative study was conducted by Scheck-McAlearney and Hefner comparing the perspectives of infection control personnel with floor staff (2014). This paper will critique the article that was written by Scheck-McAlearney and Hefner. Qualitative StudyBackgroundInfection control personnel play an important role within the hospital regarding creating and implementing interventions that reduce healthcare-associated infections. The infection control team reviews the best evidence-based practices and comes up with a protocol that would help the floor staff provide the best evidence-based care. It is then the floor staff that implement their plans and have the direct contact with patients. The clinical problem was that floor nurses are being asked to follow protocols implemented by the infection control team without the floor nurses’ input. “The objective of our study was to determine if ICPs and frontline staff have different perspectives about the facilitators and challenges of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) prevention program success” (Scheck-McAlearney & Hefner, 2014). This study is significant because hospitals are trying their best to provide evidence-based care to their 2
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE ON CLABSI’Spatients. There are specific teams designated to help the hospital deliver the goal of evidence-