Evidence Base Practice

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 Evidence-based nursing practice is essential to the delivery of high-quality care that optimizes patients’ outcomes. Studies continue to show improved outcomes when best evidence is used in the delivery of patient care. (American Association of critical care nurses). In our medical surgical floor as per our organization we have a “shared governance council “under which we have multiple areas like patient quality and safety, clinical practice council, infection control, professional development and evidence base practice. As all these areas are very important to us in patient care, but the main focused one is evidence base practice through which we show our professionalism. In the evidence base practice main focused in medical surgical is Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) “has developed a set of process compliance measures in an attempt to reduce the incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs).”Article [The Effects of SCIP Compliance on SSI.] “Surgical site infections are the most common healthcare-associated infections in surgical patients in the USA, totaling about 1 million per year. SSI are associated with delayed healing, increased patient morbidity and mortality, and increased length of hospital stay, readmissions, and hospital costs.”[Evidence-Base Care Sheet ]. Prophylactic Antibiotics Administered within 1 hour prior to surgical incision to establish bactericidal tissue and serum levels at the time of skin incision and after surgery end time within 24 hours gives positive effects. Urinary Catheter Removed at POD 2 to prevent Catheter infection which makes additional treatment and delay in discharge process. VTE Prophylaxis to prevent blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism after surgery. Every day we have quality round in which manager emphasize on these area so we cannot miss them accidently, electronic charting every shifts and we have monthly audit too for recognition and awards.

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Article: Sara Richards, MSN,...
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