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analysis determined staff perceptions, experiences, attitudes, and comfort with the standard practices amongst CHG bathing. The study showed barriers such as patient refusal, inconsistent documentation of CHG baths and lack of education by staff and patient on CHG as infection control measure led to noncompliance of hospital protocol.Nursing implications from the two studies show that nurses need to incorporate EBP into daily practice regarding CHG bathing in order to prevent HAIs and possible death of patients. Integrating daily CHG bathing is a simple and efficient method of decreasing healthcare-associated infections. CHG bathing has been proven no increase in antibiotic resistance. Ethical considerations. Two ethical considerations to consider when conducting research are a participant’s informed consent and ethics approval. In the first study, ethical considerations were considered by obtaining approval from The University of Wisconsin Minimal Risk Institutional Review Board, voluntarily signed consent from participants, and
PICOT STATEMENT WITH RESEARCH CRITIQUES7participants guarenteed their responses would be kept confidential (Musuuza et al., 2017). The second study gained approval from the healthcare facility and Capella University’s IRB. The article did not specify if participant privacy or informed consent was established.Quantitative StudiesBackground. One of the greatest and unremitting healthcare and nursing issue that remains in most inpatient hospital settings today is healthcare-associated infections. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that more than 80,000 cases of invasive Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections occurred in the United States in 2011, with more than 11000 deaths” (Petlin et al., 2014, para 1).The clinical and research problem that was identified between the two studies was the need to reduce or eliminate healthcare-associated infections. There have been numerous studies concerning chlorhexidine bathing that have shown a significant reduction in HAIs in patients. The rationale behind research studies show that HAIs can be significantly reduced with targeted interventions such as chlorhexidine bathing. The following quantitative research article, “Chlorhexidine Gluconate Bathing to Reduce Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureusAcquisition,” study’s purpose was expansion of bathing protocol intervention to 5 ICUs at a Midwestern university teaching hospital by using CHG bathing and a bath-basin protocol and examination of its impact on MRSA acquisition in their patients (Petlin et al. 2014). This study didn’t provide research questions; however, I inferred the following two questions: What is the effect of CHG bathing and MRSA acquisition? And What were the cost differences between CHG bathing bath-basin method vs. using prepackaged CHG-wipes? The purpose and research questions were related to the problembecause the results reinforced the findings of previous research that chlorhexidine

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