VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA 1 Course Project: Mouth Care To Reduce Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Walden University NURS 6052, Section 18, Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice November 3, 2017 Project Summary Evidence-based research is the process of identifying ideal practices in patient care. The propose of this project was to discuss a research problem in current practice in the form of a PICO question and discuss the research process in answering this question. The initial step was to recognize a nursing practice issue, identify a research question in PICO format, and begin the research process with keywords and phrase for a literature search.
VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA 2 After the literature research had been conducted, five articles were selected for review in relation to the PICO question. The next step in this project was to translate the evidence from the literature review into practice. The information was then summarized and was then used to support a change in nursing practice. The final step was to put the entire project together and strategize a plan for information dissemination that would provide maximal benefit to the intended audience. Part One Course Project: Does daily use of chlorhexidine reduce ventilator-associated Kharen Dreyfus Walden University NURS 6052, Section 27, Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice November 3, 2017
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VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA 4 Part One Course Project: Does daily use of chlorhexidine reduce ventilator-associated Health care is an ever-changing concept and has accelerated greatly with the influence of technology, access to information, and evidence based research. As nurses, we are expected to know best practice to prove safe and quality care. Nurses have plenty of opportunities to put research into practice due to the fact that nurses are called upon to provide health care advice (Polit and Beck, 2017). Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is an issue of importance and is followed by The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a leading national organization in infection prevention. According to the CDC, one in 25 patients on any given day can contract at least one HAIs (2017). Ventilator-associated pneumonia is considered an HAI and is a major, yet often preventable risk to patient safety (CDC 2017). The purpose of this paper is to reflect on an issue that I have noticed in my nursing practice, the significance of this issue, a preliminary PICO question, and the keywords utilized in the literature search based on the PICO question. I choose to focus on the effects of poor oral hygiene care amongst critically ill patients on the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in hospital intensive care units (ICUs). In 2011 there were 61,230 cares of ventilator-associated pneumonia recorded (CDC 2017). This paper will be focus on the PICO question: In mechanically ventilated adults in intensive care units, does the use of chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash reduce the incidence of ventilator- associated pneumonia compared to usual oral care?
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- Nursing, Evidence-based medicine, Intensive care medicine, ventilator-associated pneumonia