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Running head: CAPSTONE PICOT STATEMENT 1 CAPSTONE PICOT STATEMENT Shelby L. Nelson Grand Canyon University: NRS-490 12/1/2019
CAPSTONE PICOT STATEMENT 2 PICOT Question/Statement P: My patient population for my topic selection will be adults seen in the operating room with surgical site infections. To further detail my patient population selection, I chose patients with acute and chronic end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who have an access for hemodialysis and/or peritoneal dialysis. The reason for this is that I usually see more surgical site infections with this group in my workplace. These patients seen in our OR have multiple options for a dialysis access, and they include arteriovenous (AV) graft, AV fistula, catheter (permacath) and a peritoneal dialysis catheter. I: Although there are multiple nursing interventions to lower the incidence of surgical site infections, proper hand washing alone can prevent infections. When there is a lack of hand washing/sanitizing, healthcare-associated infections (e.g. surgical site infections) can occur. Therefore, hand washing is crucial. Patients should also be advised to wash their hands and cleanse their site properly before their surgical procedure. Other independent nursing

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