Write a 750–1000-word professional blog post (3–4 pages) for a student nursing Web site that examines how evidence-based health care leads to better clinical decisions and patient outcomes.

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BSN-FP4001 – Apr 10 2017 to Jul 02 2017 – Section 04
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Evidence-Based Practice In Clinical Care

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Overview

Write a 750–1000-word professional blog post (3–4 pages) for a student nursing Web site that examines how evidence-based health care leads to better clinical decisions and patient outcomes.

The nursing profession has changed dramatically in recent years. Professional references should be integrated to support perspectives in the blog. Today, nurses are called upon to translate best evidence into clinical practice. In most health care settings, bridging the gap from research to clinical practice is a dynamic ongoing process.

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Florence Nightingale pioneered the concept of using research in nursing, yet during the first half of the 20th century, very little was done to advance this thinking. Since that time, the nursing profession has diligently worked to improve patient care through the application of research findings, or more commonly known as evidence-based practice (EBP). Evidence-based practice is the “conscientious and judicious use of current best evidence in conjunction with clinical expertise and patient values to guide health care decisions” (Titler, 2008, para. 3).

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Questions to Consider

To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community.

How has the role of a professional nurse changed since you obtained your nursing license?
How has EBP advanced the nursing profession?
How does evidence-based research translate to positive patient outcomes?
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Assessment Instructions

Preparation

Search the Capella library and the Internet for scholarly and professional peer-reviewed articles on evidence-based nursing practice. You will need at least three articles to use as support for your work on this assessment.

Directions

As a health care professional and a new BSN learner you have been asked to contribute a professional blog post on evidence-based practice to a new Web site for student nurses. The site editor has asked you to write a post that explores the following key questions:

How does research affect existing medical knowledge and practice?
How can evidence-based patient care improve the quality of care?
What types of clinical strategies help foster an evidence-based nursing practice?
Which component of the nursing process is evidence-based practice aligned with?
When writing a blog post, keep in mind that long blocks of text are hard for readers to digest, especially when reading on mobile devices. Format your document by breaking up your content into shorter paragraphs, bullet points, and lists whenever possible. Subheadings should be used to provide focus.

Additional Requirements

Your blog post should meet the following criteria:

Contain 750–1000 words (3–4 pages).
Include a title and reference page.
Be readable, concise, with a logical ordering of ideas.
Provide a sound rationale for ideas, including background supported by professional references.
Provide adequate documentation of ideas and appropriate APA citation of relevant literature.
Use a minimum of three references. (These must be recent, from within the past five years).
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the steps in planning a study to generate evidence

Course Project: Part 2—Literature Review

PLEASE SEE THE TWO DOCUMENTS ATTACHED. ONE IS THE LITERATURE SUMMARY DOCUMENT AND THE OTHER IS THE FIRST PART OF THIS PROJECT THAT I SUBMITTED.

This is a continuation of the Course Project presented in Week 2. Before you begin, review the Course Project Overview document located in the Week 2 Resources area.

The literature review is a critical piece in the research process because it helps a researcher determine what is currently known about a topic and identify gaps or further questions. Conducting a thorough literature review can be a time-consuming process, but the effort helps establish the foundation for everything that will follow. For this part of your Course Project, you will conduct a brief literature review to find information on the question you developed in Week 2. This will provide you with experience in searching databases and identifying applicable resources.

To prepare:

  • Review the information in Chapter 5 of the course text, focusing on the steps for conducting a literature review and for compiling your findings.
  • Using the question that you selected in your Week 2 Project (Part 1 of the Course Project), locate 5 or more full-text research articles that are relevant to your PICOT question. Include at least 1 systematic review and 1 integrative review if possible. Use the search tools and techniques mentioned in your readings this week to enhance the comprehensiveness and objectivity of your review. You may gather these articles from any appropriate source, but make sure at least 3 of these articles are available as full-text versions through Walden Library’s databases.
  • Read through the articles carefully. Eliminate studies that are not appropriate and add others to your list as needed. Although you may include more, you are expected to include a minimum of five articles. Complete a literature review summary table using the Literature Review Summary Table Templatelocated in this week’s Learning Resources.
  • Prepare to summarize and synthesize the literature using the information on writing a literature review found in Chapter 5 of the course text.

To complete:

Write a 3- to 4-page literature review that includes the following:

  • A synthesis of what the studies reveal about the current state of knowledge on the question that you developed
    • Point out inconsistencies and contradictions in the literature and offer possible explanations for inconsistencies.
  • Preliminary conclusions on whether the evidence provides strong support for a change in practice or whether further research is needed to adequately address your inquiry
  • Your literature review summary table with all references formatted in correct APA style

Required Readings

Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2017). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

    • Chapter 3, “Key Concepts and Steps in Qualitative and Quantitative Research” (for review)
    • Chapter 4, “Research Problems, Research Questions, and Hypotheses”

This chapter focuses on the steps in planning a study to generate evidence. These include developing a research question, identifying variables, articulating a problem statement, and generating hypotheses.

  • Chapter 7, “Ethics in Nursing Research”

In this chapter, the focus is on the ethical dilemmas that occur when planning and conducting research and the ethical principles that have been enacted for protecting study participants.

Fouka, G., & Mantzorou, M. (2011). What are the major ethical issues in conducting research? Is there a conflict between the research ethics and the nature of nursing? Health Science Journal, 5(1), 3–14.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article describes a literature review conducted to determine the most important ethical issues that nurses encounter when undertaking or participating in research. The authors detail the results of the review and make recommendations for solving some of the problems highlighted.

Newcomb, P. (2010). Evolving fairness in research on human subjects. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 23(3), 123–124.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

In this article, the author describes some of the ethical controversies that may arise in conducting research in human subjects, especially with respect to ownership of genes. The author also stresses the importance of educating research subjects and their families about the ultimate purpose of research.

Yakov, G., Shilo, Y., & Shor, T. (2010). Nurses’ perceptions of ethical issues related to patients’ rights law. Nursing Ethics, 17(4), 501–510.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

The authors of this article detail a study conducted to determine how nursing staff deal with ethical issues in relation to the law. The article emphasizes the difficulty staff had in distinguishing between legal and ethical problems. The authors make several recommendations to deal with legal and ethical problems.

Delwiche, F. (2008). Anatomy of a scholarly research presentation in the health sciences. Retrieved from http://dana.uvm.edu/Anatomy/

This presentation highlights the primary components of scholarly research articles. The presentation details the distinguishing factors of scholarly journals, the peer-review process, and the definition of “primary literature.”

American Nurses Association. (2001). Code of ethics for nurses with interpretive statements. Retrieved from http://nursingworld.org/DocumentVault/Ethics-1/Code-of-Ethics-for-Nurses.html

This website provides the code of ethics for nurses to be used in carrying out their responsibilities. There is also a detailed explanation of each provision.

Document: Literature Review Summary Table Template (Word document)

Note: You will use this document to complete the Project throughout this course.

 

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For this Discussion, you will consider the various EBP models as well as the difference between EBP and clinical research.

Evidence-Based Practice

Within a busy healthcare environment, it can be difficult to recognize the influence of theory; yet theory plays a critical role in nursing practice as well as nursing research. The ultimate purpose of learning about theory in this course, and throughout the DNP program, is to strengthen your ability to promote evidence-based practice. Consider what you have learned in this course about the relationships among philosophy, science, theory, and practice; how could the insights you have gained help you to facilitate the application of evidence-based practice in a health care setting? How can an EBP model support this application?

For this Discussion, you will consider the various EBP models as well as the difference between EBP and clinical research.

To prepare:

  • Reflect on the EBP models presented in the Learning Resources and their application in clinical practice.
  • Recall the clinical practice problem you identified for Application #5, and consider which EBP model would best support investigating that problem.
  • Also, contemplate the difference between the application of research in evidence-based practice and clinical research and the role of the DNP-prepared nurse in both.

By tomorrow Wednesday 8/9/17, write a minimum of 550 words essay with a minimum of 3 references that include the level one headers as numbered below:

post a cohesive response that addresses the following:

  • Which EBP model would best support the exploration of the practice problem you utilized for Application #5? Include a brief summary of your practice problem and the rationale for your EBP model selection.
  • Provide a summary of how evidence-based practice differs from clinical research, and include your perception of the role of DNP-prepared nurses in both.

Required Readings

McEwin, M., & Wills, E.M. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing. (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health.

  • Chapter 19, “Application of Theory in Nursing Research”
  • Chapter 19 delves into the application of theory to nursing research and provides examples of its importance and use.

Gray, J.R., Grove, S.K., & Sutherland, S. (2017). Burns and Grove’s the practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.

  • Review Chapter 1, “Discovering the World of Nursing Research”
  • Review Chapter 1 focusing on how theory is applied to nursing through evidence-based practice.
  • Chapter 19, “Evidence Synthesis and Strategies for Evidence-Based Practice”
  • This section of Chapter 19 presents strategies for transitioning the nursing profession toward EBP.

Fitzpatrick, J. (2010). Connecting or disconnecting the dots between research and evidence-based practice. Applied Nursing Research, 23(1), 1. doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2009.10.001

This brief editorial calls for practitioners to be aware of the difference between research and evidence-based practice.

Ganz, F., Fink, N., Raanan, O., Asher, M., Bruttin, M., Nun, M., & Benbinishty, J. (2009). ICU nurses’ oral-care practices and the current best evidence. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 41(2), 132–138. doi:10.1111/j.1547-5069.2009.01264.x

This article explores the use of evidence-based practices in the ICU.

Kenny, D. J., Richard, M. L., Ceniceros, X., & Blaize, K. (2010). Collaborating across services to advance evidence-based nursing practice. Nursing Research, 59. S11–S21.

This article discusses the implementation of EBP through the collaborative efforts of nurses at two medical facilities.

Krom, Z., Batten, J., & Bautista, C. (2010). A unique collaborative nursing evidence-based practice initiative using the Iowa model: A clinical nurse specialist, a health science librarian, and a staff nurse’s success story. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, 24(2), 54–59. doi: 10.1097/NUR.0b013e3181cf5537

This article discusses the efforts of a clinical nurse specialist, a health science librarian, and a staff nurse to heighten staff nurse awareness of the evidence-based practice process.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2010). The Iowa model of evidence-based practice. Retrieved from http://www.uihealthcare.org/otherservices.aspx?id=1617

This website provides numerous resources that explain and support the Iowa Model of EBP.

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2011). Theoretical and scientific foundations for nursing practice: An evidence-based practice model [Video]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 10 minutes.

In this media presentation, Dr. Kathleen White discusses the Johns Hopkins model for evidence-based practice. Dr. White presents how the model was developed and provides examples of how each stage of the model is applied in nursing practice.

Optional Resources

Dufault, M. (2004). Testing a collaborative research utilization model to translate best practices in pain management. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 1. S26–S32. doi:10.1111/j.1524-475X.2004.04049.x

Fineout-Overholt, E., & Johnston, L. (2005). Teaching EBP: Asking searchable, answerable clinical questions. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 2(3), 157–160.

Maramba, P., Richards, S., Myers, A., & Larrabee, J. (2004). Discharge planning process: applying a model for evidence-based practice. Journal Of Nursing Care Quality, 19(2), 123–129.

Newhouse, R.P. (2007). Diffusing confusion among evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and research. JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration, 37(10), 432–435. doi:10.1097/01.NNA.0000285156.58903.d3

Newhouse, R., Dearholt, S., Poe, S. Pugh, L., & White, K. (2005). Evidence-based practice: Practical approach to implementation. Journal of Nursing Administration, 35(1), 35–40.

 

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Identify two areas of nursing practice, which evidence-based practice has improved patient outcomes.

evidence based practice discussion

Identify two areas of nursing practice, which evidence-based practice has improved patient outcomes. State the study and its impact on patient care. How have these findings changed your nursing practice? Please support your response with a minimum of two supporting peer reviewed articles

150-200 words

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