NR 351 Week 5 Discussion: Using Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Patient Care

Purpose

This week’s graded topics relate to the following Course Outcomes (COs).

  • CO1: Propose individualized comprehensive care by integrating theories and principles of nursing and related
  • disciplines when planning comprehensive patient-centered care. (PO1)
  • CO8: Discuss the role of evidence-based practice in the provision of professional nursing care. (PO8)

The Assignment

Select a challenging nursing care issue (examples include falls, medication errors, pressure ulcers, and other clinical issues that can be improved by evidence in nursing). Do not select a medical issue (disease, medical treatment). Do not select a workforce issue (staffing, call-offs, nurse to patient ratios). Explain the following for the selected clinical issue.

State the issue.

Explain the process you would use to search CINAHL for evidence. Include your search terms.

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