Understanding research: Building an evidence-basedpractice(6thed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier/Saunders. Retrieved fromRe:Re:Topic 5 DQ 1
Evidence based nursing practice is vital when delivering a high standard of quality of care to our patients. Studies continues to reflect improved outcomes when best evidence is used to deliver care. Evidence supporting practice is always evolving. To make sure that practice is based on current best evidence, nurses need to have a good understanding of what evidence-based practiceis. It is very important for nurses to evaluate the strength of the evidence as well as the risks and benefits of the evidence.AngieRe:Topic 5 DQ 1An evidenced based practice that has incorporated research findings into my area of clinical practice is reducing the number of hospital acquired urinary tract infections. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention urinary tract infections are the most common type of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), accounting for more than 30 percent of healthcare-associated infections reported by acute care hospitals. (Center of Disease Control and Prevention, 2010). I work in the post anesthesia care unit and we have developed a checklist that is incorporated as an order sheet addressing the risks for having and indwelling catheter device, rationale for the catheter and the length of time that the patient is anticipated to have. The implementation of a urinary catheter device is a part of the National Patient Safety Goals for the prevention of catheter associated urinary tract infections CAUTI (The Joint Commission, 2016).
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