The debate became national in 1948 by Esther Lucile Brown a social anthropologist, who did a study by the National Nursing Council. Brown summaries a very important point that is even valued today: “Nurses will be expected to be fully contributing team member in complex situations where both technical skill of high order and psychological and sociological orientation are request. (Brown, 1948) Brown’s vision for nurses was one with a higher education in order to perform better patient care. Aiken et al. (2000) found that a ten percent increase in nurses holding a BSN degree decreased the risk of patient death and complications by five percent.
ASSIGNMENT TITLE: AN APPRAISAL OF A PIECE OF RESEARCH-BASED EVIDENCE Evidence based practice (EBP) is the term used to describe how healthcare professionals base their clinical approaches on reliable evidence, to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. EBP encompasses significant and trustworthy research based evidence, patients own preferences to their care and the expertise of healthcare professionals involved, to determine the optimum care for the patient (Rees, 2012, p.9). It is extremely important to professional practice, as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2010, p.6) states that nurses and midwives must: ‘deliver care based on the best available evidence…’. To find relevant evidence, a succinct question must be created using a standard framework to provide appropriate keywords for an efficient search (Davies, 2011, p.75). The topic under review is hand hygiene and face mask effectiveness in the spread of influenza-like illness.
Critical appraisal of a piece of research based evidence. For a well grounded, effective and up to date approach to practice, a health professional must understand key concepts to evidence based practice (EBP), this has been described as 'doing the right things right' (Muir Gray 1997, page 18). EBP is to ensure that all health care is correctly and efficiently treated, a widely cited definition of EBP is "the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. The practice of evidence-based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research" (Sackett et al, 1996). As our mind's deteriorate we forget what we learn from our initial training and EBP is in place for all medical professions alike to ensure healthcare is treated correctly.
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).
Evidence Based Practice 2012: From the available journal articles I have chosen to critically evaluate the following publication; Braye, S. Orr, D and Preston-Shoot, M (2011). Conceptualising and responding to self-neglect: the challenges for adult safeguarding. The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol.13, (4) pp 182-193. This research publication is that of a literature review on self neglect where the aims were to gather a range of thoughts and perceptions on self neglect as defined in the literature within the context of adult safeguarding. The authors looked at what professional interventions were undertaken to safeguard these vulnerable groups, reviewing considerations made to mental health, mental capacity and human rights.
Moreover, the reason this career is right for me is because I am a natural caretaker and I absolutely love helping people. Being a Registered Nurse is a stable career and the pay is great. In addition, not only do RNs get paid well, but there is a demand for nurses. Registered nursing is one of the fastest growing career fields. Louis Hang states that “because of the nursing shortage five hundred and eighty thousand new jobs are projected to be opening from 2006 to 2016, increasing the current number of positions by twenty three percent.” Nursing is the largest occupation in healthcare, with the majority working in full time positions.
Quality Management Assessment Tacia Palmer HCS/451 Roger Arbuckle February 18, 2013 Introduction Quality management in the health care aims at ensuring that patients, who seek their services, obtain an exceptional provision of health care. According to Reichert (2011), every health care giver aims at providing quality services to their clients compelling them to employ quality management. Health care organizations perform this task to exhibit their dedication to providing the best care for their clients. Quality management application in health care businesses ensures that doctors and administrators benefit from the identification of ways to enhance internal procedures in order to ensure quality services for their patients. The major
Running head: DEVELOPING EVALUATION PLAN Developing Evaluation Plan David Fullington Grand Canyon University Professional Research Project November 3, 2011 Developing an Evaluation Plan When developing an evaluation plan, the researcher has to understand what changes are going to be made and they must have data prior to any changes that have already been made. It is important to know why the changes have been made and if they have had a positive or negative impact. According to Miguel and Rogan (2009), communication can be an influential tool and nursing skills are essential for attainment of optimistic healthcare objectives to touch others. Effective communication in healthcare is needed to deliver quality client care; nurses
Evidence based practice has predominantly been used in the field of Medicine , to discover a more effective approach of treatment for patients. In medical profession evidence based practice is of critical importance.The practitioners rely on the evidence provided by researchers and experienced doctors to come up with treatments that are reliable
This will be done by drawing on the knowledge and skills of health care professionals across the whole of the multidisciplinary team this will include health and social care and if necessary a specialist team. The department of health states that all health care providers should obtain continuing education for chances to prevent people developing type two diabetes this is backed up by the nursing and midwifery council (NMC) who states that you should keep your knowledge up to date and undertake learning throughout you career so you can provide the best knowledge possible. The national service framework states there aim is to empower people to manage their own diabetes in away so they have best possible quality of life. Expert patient taskforce cited in the national service framework for diabetes address the the fact that people have a wide variety of needs but they also have common needs. For example knowing and acting upon their symptoms, how to deal with acute attacks if they occur and to understand the implications of professional advice.