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Running head: DECISION MAKING ON PROCEDURE/ PRACTICE MODIFICATION 1 Decision Making on Procedure/ Practice Modification Name: School: Course: Tutor: Date:
DECISION MAKING ON PROCEDURE/ PRACTICE MODIFICATION 2 Background to the Decision on Practice Modification Before adopting the nursing-driven practice change, the nursing teams at the hospital relied on patient judgment skills in the Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SBMG) levels for the hospital’s diabetic patients (Type 2 diabetes). The traditional practice entailed providing SBMG guidelines to diabetic patients and relying on their skills and judgment for the management of the condition. Unfortunately, a survey done using a sample of 300 diabetic patients showed that the adherence to the SBMG guidelines given by the hospital was below 70 percent, and thus some patients suffered the adverse effects of reduced blood glucose levels. Similar results are reported in Alqarni et al. (2019); the conclusions between 21 and 42 percent of patients suffer the adverse effects of poor glycemic control, which exposes them to more healthcare risks. Share an example from your nursing practice setting of how a decision was made to change a procedure or practice. The survey noted a wide array of poor glycemic control, including that a reduction of blood sugar levels to 70 mg/dl led to fatigue, body weakness, and shakiness. For the

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