Describe the importance of the clinical problem and why it is significant to nursing practice;

For this Application, identify a clinical practice guideline developed by governmental source or professional association and write a 4-5 page paper. For example, you may select a problem from the National Guideline Clearinghouse as long as it is under nursing control. For instance, reducing the risk of infection is under nursing control, while the type of surgery performed for a patient problem is not under the control of nursing.

Below is a list of topics; however, you may select another problem that is of interest to you.

  • Pain management (SD)

o    Acute

o    Chronic

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Wrong side surgery
  • Fall risk assessment
  • Restraint use
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
  • Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus Infections (MRSA)
  • Blood incompatibility
  • Air embolism
  • Object left during surgery
  • Vascular catheter-associated infection
  • Surgical site infection

Write a 4-5-page paper in which you:

  1. Write an introduction and purpose statement;
  2. Identify a practice setting problem;
  3. Describe the importance of the clinical problem and why it is significant to nursing practice;
  4. Describe the added expectations for BSN-prepared nurses in terms of implementing evidence based practice;
  5. Describe the clinical practice guideline developed by governmental source or professional association;
  6. Describe the impact on patient and/or a community;
  7. State the costs of this problem to the health care system;
  8. Describe evidence based practice changes in nursing care that have occurred due to research.

o    An example: National Guidelines Clearinghouse guidelines

 

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