Ebp Task 1

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Preoperative Shaving EBT1 Task 1 Skye Sauls Western Governors University Critique of a Nursing Research Article A1. Article Adisa, A., Lawal, O., & Adejuyigbe, O. (2011). Evaluation of two methods of preoperative hair removal and their relationship to postoperative wound infection. Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, 5(10), 717-722. A2. Graphic (A2) Background Information The stated purpose of this article was to evaluate the correlation between two methods of preoperative hair removal to post-surgical wound infections where there is a popular census of shaving with a razor. The methodology to perform the research was to have synonymous patients consent to have scheduled operations while being randomly placed into two separate groups. One group had hair removed with depilatory cream and the other had their hair removed by shaving with a razor. The presence of skin injuries, rash, and reactions were recorded on the date of assessment and kept sealed for later observation from a different resident. Post-surgical assessment was performed by a senior resident on the third, fifth and seventh days and were then followed up for the next five weeks. (A2) Review of Literature The author starts the article by siting many other sources of information from all different locations. The first was the estimated cost of postoperative wound infections in the United Kingdom which was a stunning one billion pounds annually. The concern came up in part of research for the use of hair removal for cranial surgery. It is noted that in developing countries such as Nigeria, the use of razors is still a popular practice before surgery. The literature also relates to the psychological effects of hair removal for patients facing cranial surgery. The advocacy of hair removal is done because of the belief that the existence of hair will subsequently interfere

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