The research was a part of a quality improvement project to evaluate the

The research was a part of a quality improvement

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The research was a part of a quality improvement project to evaluate the nursing staff's compliance with daily chlorhexidine bathing for ICU patients. The questions that the study was designed to answer was: “How do you communicate with the other nursing staff that a chlorhexidine bath for a patient was done?” Another question was: “Please tell me what you know about the chlorhexidine bathing policy” (Musuuza, Roberts, Carayon, & Safdar, 2017, para. 11). The study was performed by direct observations of the nursing staff using CHG bathing, collection of CHG data, and review of medical charts for documentation on CHG bathing. Unfortunately, the compliance rates of the nursing staff providing daily CHG bathing was lower than expected and the researchers had to determine the factors that led to these results.The purpose of this study was to gain insight on how nurses viewed the process of daily CHG bathing and how they felt about adding the CHG bathing as an order set for compliance improvement (Musuuza, Roberts, Carayon, & Safdar, 2017). The purpose and questions related to the problem because the findings resulted in a better understanding of why there is a low compliance rate of daily CHG bathing based off of the nursing staff's perceptions.Method of StudyThe methods used in this study were stated as qualitative content analysis. The sample size included four nurse managers (NMs), thirteen registered nurses (RNs) and nine healthcare
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE 4technicians (HCTs). The participants in this study worked in both the cardiac ICU and medical-surgical ICU of a 129-bed Veteran's Hospital in Wisconsin (Musuuza, Roberts, Carayon, & Safdar, 2017). Prior to the study, permission was obtained from The University of Wisconsin Minimal Risk Institutional Review Board. The researchers obtained consents from staff who was interested, prior to setting up individual and group interviews. Each interview was audio recorded and staff were assured their responses would be kept confidential. The researchers coded and analyzed the information obtained from interviews using a qualitative content analysis. They used the Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety (SEIPS) model as an approach to the interviews with the staff. According to the authors, “The SEIPS model was appropriate for this project because it informs contextual factors that impact implementation and sustainability of interventions” (Musuuza, Roberts, Carayon, & Safdar, 2017, para. 11).The authors used several qualitative resources that were cited throughout the article, and were dated from 1985-2015. Although some resources are older than five years, the articles were relevant to this study. It was clearly stated that there has been evidence about nursing

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