Evidence-based practice (EBP) provides the research and information of how to deliver the best patient care, and can be integrated into the delivery of nursing care. Prevention of ventilator-acquired pneumonia (VAP) in ventilated patients in the intensive care unit is just one example of how evidence-based practice is being implemented in nursing care. Evidence-Based Practice Dr. David Sackett, a pioneer of evidence-based practice, best describes it as “the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient” (Troseth, 2009). This involves the integration of clinical experience, the values of the individual patient, and the best evidence-based research (Schardt, 2010). Implementing EBP in nursing care establishes who they are, what they do, and what effect they have on patient outcomes (Overholt, 2004).
Elements of a recognised framework by Cormack (2000) will be used as a guideline through the critique process. Critique is defined by Polit et al (2000) as a careful critical appraisal of the strengths and limitations of a piece of research. They state that a written critique should serve as a guide to researchers and practitioners, and should help to advance a particular area of knowledge. The critique should also help those who are practising nursing, to decide how the findings from a study can be best incorporated into practice (Nieswiadomy, 2002). Knapp (1998) points out that if research is to provide convincing evidence on which to base practice, it must be capable of withstanding scrutiny regarding the quality and relevance of the researchers work.
Applying Standardized Terminologies in Practice Standardized Nursing terminologies (SNTs) are classifications, or taxonomies created to be shared among healthcare users. In the nursing field, the use of SNTs is essential to help nurses to document accurately, and clearly patient care information. The use and implementation of Standardized Nursing Terminologies add descriptions of nursing practice into the health record in a way that nursing personnel understand. The use of standardized terminologies is vital to the development of nursing as a profession. This article main purpose is to provide evidence of the importance and application of standardized terminologies in the Nursing practice.
Application of Theory Paper Nursing theory is the framework that defines nursing practice, establishes standards of care and provides the information essential for functioning patient care. Theory presents logical and educated reasons for nursing actions, based on structured, written depictions of what nursing is and what nurses do (Rousell, 2010). When problems arise within the educational, research, administration and direct patient care settings; theory supplies a foundation for dialog. When using theory to facilitate resolution of a nursing issue it guides leaders in the direction of the common goal of affording superior patient care (Rousell, 2010). In this paper I will apply the Ida Jean Orlando’s Nursing Deliberate Nursing Process Theory to patient boarding in the Emergency Department (ED), a current issue at the facility I am employed.
In this paper I will discuss the importance of a framework of praxis, it’s application to the APN, what influences the framework and employing the framework into context. Praxis Overview Praxis has been defined in a number of ways for different disciplines. For the discipline of nursing it has been described as the art of the coming together of science and practice and linking practice and theory (Kilpatrick, 2008). Praxis can arise at an individual or a group level. At the individual level it is recognizing and reflecting on an issue that restricts one’s abilities and experiences, then taking action to change the issue for themselves and others affected (Chinn & Kramer, 2011).
Framework for Praxis: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner The concept of praxis, or “the practical application of theory”, has redefined the relationship between nursing theory and nursing knowledge (Praxis, 2012). The purpose of this paper is to assist this nursing scholar in developing a framework of praxis for her future role of an advanced practitioner specializing in neonatal care. First, this nursing scholar will introduce the concept of praxis, discuss the benefits of praxis to nursing, and explore the role of praxis in developing nursing knowledge. Next, an overview of the role of neonatal nurse practitioners will be provided. Then, this scholar will identify the ideological, theoretical, and ethical elements that both influence and contribute to the development of a neonatal nurse practitioner framework for praxis.
1.1 Legislation: Health and Social Care Act; The Medicines Act and The Misuse of Drugs Act Guidelines could include the Nursing Midwifery Guidelines for the management of medicine administration - registered nurses have to abide by this set of guidelines and for paid carers, the General Social Care Council's Code of Conduct will have something which could relate to medication. Policy - for example - consider the Government's drive to ensure people with dementia are not over medicated - so their policy is currently designed to 'push' the professionals responsible for prescribing to bear in mind the effect of drugs on frail elderly people and to consider alternative treatments such as activities and therapies. Other examples of policy might be the Goverment's drive to limit the prescribing of antibiotics to reduce the incidence of resistant strains of bacteria. Protocols - a protocol is a procedure and you could outline your company's procedure (protocol) for disposing of controlled drugs or medication in general 2.1 Pick 3 medications - these could be taken from a copy of the British National Formulary (BNF) - any workplace which is administering medication ought to have a copy (relatively up to date!) on the premises.
We will further consider the nursing skills needed by the nurse (RN) and the scientific basis in each part of the nursing process. The assessment is the first step in the nursing process. The assessment phase is where information is gathered; this data will assist in forming diagnosis, outcomes and interventions. Analyzing a patient involves collecting both subjective and objective data. First, the RN needs to collect the data.
Hand washing and infection prevention is one of the most under stressed areas of healthcare. It is the job of Team A to guide and direct the learning and behavioral changes needed to be successful as a healthcare worker. As nurse educators we realize the basic understanding of critical thinking lies within the Socratic Method, this is the strategy we will use to present the information on infection prevention. According to DeYoung (2009) “In this method, all thoughts are treated as if they are in need of further development and refinement, regardless of how reflective they may be” (p. 226). Our purpose is for the students to have clarity about our topic and as instructors we will hold them accountable for the information presented.
Introduction The purpose of research is to answer questions that exist around a subject or to develop a solution. It aims to add to the existing knowledge of a topic. The goal of nursing research is to contribute to the evidence to support best clinical practise and education in the nursing profession (REF). This assignment will focus on the subject of the effects of post thrombotic syndrome following lower extremity dvt. This subject was chosen as..............