Associated Blood Stream Infections by using 70% isopropyl needleless connector caps versus chlorhexidine wipes. It is written to inform healthcare professionals to the drastic improvement of patient outcomes when these caps are used on central lines. References Casey, A. L., Karpanen, T. J., Nightingale, P., & Elliott, T. S. (2018). An in vitro comparison of standard cleaning to a continuous passive disinfection cap for the decontamination of
needle-free connectors. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control,7 (1). doi:10.1186/s13756-018-0342-0
Step 1: Research Analysis Complete the table below Topic of Interest: Preventing CLABSI’s Research Article: Include full citation in APA format, as well as link or search details (such as DOI) Casey, A. L., Karpanen, T. J., Nightingale, P., & Elliott, T. S. (2018). An in vitro comparison of standard cleaning to a continuous passive disinfection cap for the decontamination of needle-free connectors. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control,7 (1). doi:10.1186/s13756- 018-0342-0 Professional Practice Use: One or more professional practice uses of the theories/concept s presented in the article Application of Curos caps to central lines to reduce CLABSI’s Research Analysis Matrix Add more rows if necessary Strengths of the Research Limitations/Weaknesses of the Research Relevancy to Topic of Interest Notes Control and variable used for comparison Only one type of bacteria used Attempts to answer which method of keeping neddleless ports disinfected Study setup is reproduceable Over applied contaminate as compared to clinical setting Methods described in meticulous detail Study leaves caps in place. Clinical setting sees caps removed regularly Use of multiple needleless connectors to
prove effectiveness across devices Step 2: Summary of Analysis Write a 2- to 3-paragraph summary that you will add to your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan that includes the following: o Clearly and accurately describe in detail your approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research. o Clearly identify and accurately describe in detail at least two strategies that you would use that you found to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research. o Provide a complete, detailed, and specific synthesis of at least one resource you intend to use in the future to find peer-reviewed research. o Integrate at least one outside resource and 2-3 course specific resources to fully support your summary. Step Two Identifying and analyzing peer reviewed research is easy if you use the right tools. I am a creature of habit, so I tend to use the same resources repeatedly. I like using the Walden Library because it allows me to search by phrases and limit it to scholarly articles and peer reviewed journals. I can then quickly browse through the search results and know that what populates will meet my criteria. If that is too tedious or I am in a hurry I click over to the Subject Research page and put in the nursing category and what I want to research. This is the first strategy I use to find peer reviewed research.
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