In the article “Implementing Post-Discharge 48 Hour Scripted Call for Patients with Heart Failure: An Evidence-Based Practice Quality Improvement Project” authors Ruggiri, Milner, and Buonocore (2019) write about how they conducted an evidenced based project within a population of heart failure patients to achieve 100% adherence to RN use of telephone call script that would ultimately reduce hospital readmissions for this population of patiens. Ruggiri et al. (2019) reviewed research projects that gathered high-quality research that demonstrated the reduction of readmission rates for patients with heart failure (p.183). These research projects provided statistical evidence that it worked. But according to Ruggiri et al. (2019) although the evidence within the research supports the fact that post-discharge scripted phone call are effective, actual use of this practice was low in there facility (p. 183). This evidenced based project reviewed evidence from high-quality research, utilized “Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice critical appraisal tools” (Ruggiri et al, 2019, p.183) to assess the quality and strength of the evidence, utilized a Plan-Do-Study-Act model to implement their project and collected data. This project differed from a research project for it provided information on how to gain stakeholder acceptance and apply to research knowledge to improve care. It took into
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