rationalesEBPN314

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Rationales and Evidence- based Practice N314
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All interventions should be accompanied by a rationale, whether explicitly or implicitly. A rationale is . . . Logical, evidence-based reasoning behind a nursing action.
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Where do rationales come from? Nursing textbooks Peer-reviewed journals from the areas of Nursing, Medicine, Allied Health, and other specialties
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Examples Perform Neuro Checks hourly to detect subtle changes following head injury (Buttaro, 2006). Assist patient to perform coughing and deep breathing Q2 hrs. Rtle: Prevents atelectasis and consolidation (Melynk, 2002). Intervention listed 1 st , Rtle in italics , then reference
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More examples Perform mouth care Q4 hrs because mucus membranes can become infection reservoirs and breakdown can occur (Wilkinson & Van Leuven, 2007). Allow/encourage patient to express feeling regarding diagnosis and treatment. This provides patient with
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Unformatted text preview: an outlet for expression and allows nurses to further assess pt.’s coping and learning needs (Widener, 2000). Intervention listed 1 st , Rtle in italics , then reference Rationales are a part of EBP. Evidence-based practice (EBP): basing your nursing thoughts, planning, and actions upon evidence. Evidence includes: Research articles (Quantitative and Qualitative), A & P, Patho, Pharm, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Case Reports Where do you find the sources of evidence? Search Engines: CINAHL, PUBMED Current Textbooks Peer-reviewed journals (AJN, JAMA, RN, etc.) NOT Wikipedia, most advocacy/support web sites, “any” journal/magazine you can find What is Research Utilization? Use of research to improve practice How does RU affect you? your practice should be based in research---evidence!...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course NURS 314 taught by Professor Chappell during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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