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What Is the Nature of the Clinical Problem? Practice issues arise from a variety of sources and for many reasons. Problem-focused triggers include risk management data, quality assessment and improvement data, total quality management and continuous quality improvement data, and importantly, nurse-generated identification of clinical problems at the bedside.
For instance, the nurse at the bedside may discover process improvement data that indicate that the incidence of skin breakdown is increasing with undesirable outcomes.
Knowledge-focused triggers are generated by national standards and guidelines, questions from institutional standards committees, and new research. Furthermore, selection of a clinical problem has a better chance of a successful practice change if the users themselves perceive it to be an issue. One completed project was focused on constipation, and an ongoing project is focused on delirium.
I will use these examples to illustrate our EBP processes. In each instance, project initiation focused on the following phase I questions: Is the problem real? Is the issue clinically significant and a priority for the unit? What is the central concept of interest and how is it defined?
Although many of their unit colleagues considered that the issue might be real, most nurses had not focused on constipation. Rather, they focused on diarrhea and its effects on skin integrity.
Through discussion at shift-to-shift report, nurses began to focus on the possibility of constipation as an issue.
The issue was real. That is, the issue was affecting a number of patients and no established protocol was in place to identify or treat constipation in the unit. Four staff nurses thought that delirium might be a frequent happening. Was the problem real?
We did not know, because we did not formally assess delirium in our unit, but we acknowledged that many of our patients were confused. We acknowledged that the problem was potentially real in our level I trauma ICU, but we needed to validate our thoughts before we implemented our project.
Consequently and as part of our planned change, our staff team measured the incidence of delirium in the unit using the Confusion Assessment Method—ICU tool.
Data are currently being input for later statistical analysis. Is the Issue Clinically Significant? Is the Issue a Priority? What makes an issue clinically significant and a priority for patient care? In our unit, an issue is clinically significant if the issue affects patient care and is high risk as determined by bedside clinicians, the unit educator, and the CNS.
For instance, an issue is a priority when practice does not meet the standard of care as determined by the literature and practice changes are required. For instance, constipation was a real problem in our unit, but was it clinically significant?
ICU patients have pain or discomfort that we treat with opioids. Use of opioids exacerbates constipation. In searching the critical care literature, we found no practice guidelines for the assessment and treatment of constipation, but we did discover constipation guidelines in the oncology literature.
In the delirium project, the CNS shared current evidence from delirium experts with interested staff nurses. The evidence suggested that ICU delirium is associated with increased length of stay, medical complications, and poor outcomes such as increased mortality and posttraumatic stress disorder 3839 as well as significantly higher ICU and hospital costs.
Staff nurses need to focus on the central concept of interest and understand how it is defined. The literature defined constipation as no bowel movement for 3 days.
We discovered that ICU delirium, an acute disturbance of consciousness and cognition that fluctuates in severity, 46 is common in patients receiving mechanical ventilation.Registration Control Number (Required for NEW/Pending applicants - Not Case Sensitive) Last Name or Business Name (Required - Not Case Sensitive) As it appears on your registration.
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Implementing an Evidence-Based Practice Change Beginning the transformation from an idea to reality. This is the ninth article in a series from the Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s Cen-.
Checklist for roll-out of new process •Lit review •Timeline –Started in October for January roll out •Manager & Physician communication •Talking points –why we are doing this. JAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING. Introduction In recent years, nursing scholars have developed a variety of evidence-based practice (EBP) models to facilitate the decision of a practice change, moving to implementation and sustained, routine use in practice (Titler et al.
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