Discussion Board 3.docx - Running Head DISCUSSION BOARD 3.1 CLINICAL GUIDELINES 1 Discussion Board 3.1 Clinical Guidelines The framework for patient

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Running Head: DISCUSSION BOARD 3.1: CLINICAL GUIDELINES 1 Discussion Board 3.1: Clinical Guidelines The framework for patient care that evidence-based practice promotes was estabilished to promote safe, effective, and caring practice to achieve the most desirable patient outcomes. American Association of neuroscience Nurse’s (AANN) as well as the Association of Rehabilitation Nurse’s (ARN) have set guidelines to appropriately care for patients who have experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI) serving as an example of how the recent best available evidence-based research can be used as an outline to guide practice and provide care to patients experiencing traumatic brain injury (Thompson, 2011). The AANN and ARN guidelines systematically discuss the most current evidence and present-day recommendations for managing care of patients with minor TBI (Thompson, 2011). Thompson (2011) categorized the recommendations by level of evidence, from level one signifying the strongest evidence in which to make clinical practice conclusions. The highest level of evidence has been proven to be meta-analysis and randomized controlled trials and they represent evidence that is high value, applicable, and practical (Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2011). The AANN and ARN developed their guidelines based on a comprehensive literature review of the current recommendations of the care and management of TBI patients. The AANN and ARN guide they provide extensively discusses the specifics of TBI’s, covering the nature and different characteristics and the recommended treatment plan, based on evidence-based practice, to best treat these patients, achieving the most desirable outcome based on the nature and characteristics of their injury. Practitioners can modify their care due to the level of evidence and provide recommendations based on their patient’s specific needs. In real-life situations, lower
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  • Spring '17
  • manuelcevallos
  • Randomized controlled trial, Evidence-based medicine, AANN

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