Discussion: Using Health Information Technology as a Source of Evidence-Based Practice
Before the digital revolution, health information technology supplied very limited support for evidence-based practice. If nurses wanted to be informed about cutting-edge research, their best bet was to either subscribe to leading journals or make periodic trips to the library. With the establishment of research databases, however, nurses became empowered to learn about and facilitate interdisciplinary and translational research. Databases are just one example of how health information technology supports evidence-based practice.
Read the following scenario from the text (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2015, p. 445):
Twelve-hour shifts are problematic for patient and nurse safety, and yet hospitals continue to keep the 12-hour shift schedule. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine (Board on Health Care Services & Institute of Medicine, 2004) published a report that referred to studies as early as 1988 that discussed the negative effects of rotating shifts on intervention accuracy. Workers with 12-hour shifts realized more fatigue than workers on 8-hour shifts. In another study done in Turkey by Ilhan, Durukan, Aras, Turkcuoglu, and Aygun (2006), factors relating to increased risk for injury were age of 24 or less, less than 4 years of nursing experience, working in the surgical intensive care units, and working for more than 8 hours.
Consider how the resources identified in the scenario above could influence an organizations practice.
Select an issue in your practice that is of concern to you. Using health information technology, locate at least three evidence-based practice resources that address your concern and that could possibly inform further action.
By Day 3
Post a description of your practice concern. Outline how you used health information technology to locate evidence-based practices that address this concern. Cite and include insights from the resources. Analyze how health information technology supports evidence-based practice.
Prepare a presentation to accompany the teaching plan and present the information to your community. Select one of the following options for delivery of the presentation:
PowerPoint presentation no more than 30 minutes – Slides should have speaker notes – A minimum of 3 refrences – intext citation should be used inslides and speaker notes if necessary – 12 to 15 slide presentation
Appropriate community settings include:
Long-term care facility
APA format is required for essays only. Solid academic writing is always expected. For all assignment delivery options, documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
medical surgical critical thinking question to be answer
1. Describe the difference between the implications of leukoplakia and erthroplasia.
4. Discuss signs/symptoms of a perforated ulcer.
1. Discuss causes and signs/symptoms of the following types of stroke.
2. Discuss the rationale behind the use of stool softeners such as Colace, following a stroke or other brain injury.
3. Discuss the rationale behind the use of stool softeners such as Colace, following a stroke or other brain injury.
4. Discuss implications of abnormal laboratory levels of alkaline phosphatase and muscle enzymes as discussed in textbook.
5. Define three terms from textbook chapter that are new to you.
6. Explain relationship between the following:
a. Parathyroid gland and osteoporosis:
b. Calcium and phosphorus levels:
c. Protein and serum calcium:
This is the book information for the text book for the chapters if needed.
Title : Medical-Surgical Nursing: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care, Single Volume, 8e
Authors : Donna D. Ignatavicius MS RN ANEF, M. Linda Workman PhD RN FAAN
Publisher : Saunders
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