One of the anticipated outcomes for the projects was adoption/application of prewarming techniques in the prevention of hypothermia among surgical patients. The second anticipated outcome was for nurses to comprehend and know how to apply prewarming techniques among patients in the surgical setting. Another measure of the effectiveness of the evidence based practice was on the patient outcomes, in terms of reducing the incidences of UPH and the associated health complications. One method that would facilitate in determination of the effectiveness of the evidence based practice is summative evaluation. It is essentially a systematic mechanism that enables collection and analysis of data on the effects/impacts of an intervention, output, and outcomes during implementation (Watson, Stimpson, Topping & Podorock, 2002). This method would therefore help in measuring and determining the success, efficacy and cost implications of my evidenced based projects in the healthcare organization. References Löfmark, A., Hannersjö, S. & Wikblad, K. (1999). A summative evaluation of clinical competence: students’ and nurses’ perceptions of inpatients’ individual physical and emotional needs. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 29: 942–949. doi:10.1046/j.1365- 2648.1999.00976.x Increased Response Rate The low cost and overall convenience of online surveys bring in a high response. Respondents get to answer questions on their own schedule at a pace they choose. Low Cost Collecting data doesn't have to break the bank anymore. There are plenty of websites and platforms that make creating your survey fast and affordable. Real-time Access Respondents' answers store automatically so you get results at your fingertips in no time. This turns analyzing your results into effortless and immediate action. Convenience Respondents answer questions on their own schedule and can even have flexibility with completion time. 4
Rapid deployment and return times are possible with online surveys that don't use traditional methods. And, if you have bad contact information for some respondents, you’ll know it almost immediately. Design Flexibility Surveys can be programmed even if they're very complex. Intricate skip patterns and logic can be employed seamlessly. You can create the layout, questions, and answer choices with no hassle. No Interviewer Since respondents are not disclosing their answers directly to another person, it is easier for them to open up. Interviewers can also influence responses in some cases. Disadvantages Survey Fraud This is the biggest challenge. If your survey is long and/or confusing you might get fake answers. Since there is less accountability, the chances for people just hitting buttons to finish are high. Check the questions you use carefully. People often take surveys because they're promised a reward at the end, resulting in them not accurately contributing to your study. Limited Sampling and Respondent Availability Certain populations are less likely to have internet access and to respond to online questionnaires. Drawing samples is harder based on email addresses or website visitations. Possible Cooperation Problems Online surveys could be deleted and ignored. People hate feeling poked and if they get annoyed, they just have to click delete. No Interviewer The lack of a trained interviewer to clarify and probe can lead to less reliable data. 5
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