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RUNNING HEAD: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH 1 Quantitative Research Critique Sara Peters Grand Canyon University: NRS-433V March 2, 2019
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH 2 Quantitative Research Critique and Ethical Considerations There are numerous secondary infections such as central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) that become difficult to treat. Some can even cause death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed numerous precautions to prevent transmission of organisms between patients including hand hygiene methods and isolation precautions that require strict adherence by all healthcare professionals (Climo, Yokoe, Warren, Perl, Bolon, Herwaldt, Weinstein, Sepkowitz, Jernigan, Sanogo, Wong., 2013). In order to evaluate more sufficient ways to prevent infections researchers have conducted numerous studies about the use of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) products such as CHG wipes. There is hope that CHG products will reduce the rates of CLABSIs and multi-resistant organisms (MDROs). This paper will focus on critically analyzing the article of “Effect of Daily Chlorhexidine Bathing on Hospital-Acquired Infection” from The New England Journal of Medicine . This paper will discuss the background of the study, method of study, results of the study and ethical considerations. Background of Study Healthcare associated infections (HAI) involving these, and other microorganisms are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality and with substantial excess costs that, in some cases, are no longer reimbursed by third-party payers, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Climo, Yokoe, Warren, Perl, Bolon, Herwaldt, Weinstein, Sepkowitz, Jernigan, Sanogo, Wong., 2013). The use of CHG wipes can greatly reduce the chances of HIAs such as CLABSIs in the ICU. The CHG wipes would be included in the nursing professional’s interventions. There have been many studies that have shown that using standard aseptic and sterile technique of central ling insertion have decreased the risk of infections, however it
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE 3 remains questionable if CHG can help prevent these HAIs. Since CHG has an effective antiseptic agent against HAIs such as CLABSIs it can reduce the hardships on patient’s skin.

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