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1 Effects of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Versus Povidone-Iodine in the Reduction of Surgical Site Infections Krystal Shook Walden University NURS 6052, Section N-56, Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice December 9th, 2018
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2 Effects of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Versus Povidone-Iodine in the Reduction of Surgical Site Infections A simple surgical procedure can turn into an expensive nightmare for some patients. There are multiple precautions and protocols in place for the prevention of surgical infections. Any opening into the skin can lead to infection, this includes a surgical opening. One of the most common infection obtained in a hospital setting are surgical site infections (SSIs). Surgical site infections account for twenty percent of documented infections and cost approximately $34,000 per episode (Kuplicki, 2016). The risk of contracting an SSI includes; prolonged hospital stays, delayed wound healing, unnecessary pain and suffering, and sometimes death. The purpose of the paper is to present a nursing practice issue and explain why it’s significant to nursing practice. Secondly, to develop a PICOT question and identify background questions related to the problem. Lastly, analyze five question related to feasibility and identify ten possible keywords used to search databases related to the problem. Feasibility Analysis of Five Background Questions When developing an evidence-based practice project, it is important to identify specific research questions that will prove feasibility of the project. Research questions can help guide the researcher to the correct data needed for the project. Finding feasibility for a research project can include many different aspects such as; cooperation and availability of willing patients, time and money to conduct the project, a facility with equipment willing to help conduct the project, and ethical considerations. Upon decision of this research project, these background questions were identified.
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3 Question 1: What is an surgical site infection?
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  • Winter '17
  • Donna Hathorn
  • Antiseptic, chlorhexidine gluconate

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