Journal of wound ostomy and continence nursing official publication of The

Journal of wound ostomy and continence nursing

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Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing: official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, 45(2), 187–189. doi:10.1097/WON.0000000000000417 Following consultation with my mentor regarding the implementation of the evidence based practice solution, three critical areas that need to be considered include financial, clinical and quality aspects. The evidence based practice solution to the problem of increased application of antipsychotics in the treatment of dementia involved application of non-pharmacological interventions in the treatment of behavioral and psychological symptoms including psychosis. One financial aspect that need consideration in the developing the evidence based practice project is whether the evidence based solution would help in reducing the cost of healthcare services for the targeted population. Delivery of low cost but high quality healthcare services is one of the core objectives of nursing practice in the 21 st century (Houser & Oman, 2012). The evidence based practice project is expected to
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reduce the cost of healthcare by minimizing the rates of readmission for patients with dementia and reducing medical costs associated with purchase of drugs. In regards to quality consideration, it is important that the intervention helps in promoting the anticipated patient health outcomes, which include reducing mortality rate, promoting the patients quality of life and minimizing hospital readmissions among others indicators. In regards to the EBP project, the evidence based practice intervention would promote the quality of care by reducing the adverse health outcomes associated with the use of antipsychotics in treating patients with dementia, such as high mortality. Additionally, it would enhance patient satisfaction. One clinical aspect that need consideration is the availability of healthcare staff, with relevant expertise and knowledge to facilitate the implementation of the evidence based solution both in the outpatient and inpatient setting. In the midst of the prevailing shortage of healthcare professionals in the healthcare system, it is important
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