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  1. Download the EBP Change Process form (Links to an external site.) during Week 1. The use of this specific form is REQUIRED 
  2. Identify a clinical topic and related nursing practice issue you think needs to be changed. 
  3. Locate a systematic review on your topic from the Chamberlain Library.. Be sure this involves nursing actions.
  4. Work through each step of the ACE Star Model as outlined on the assignment form (Star Points 1-5: Discovery, Summary, Translation, Implementation, and Evaluation). Respond to the instructions provided on the form.
  5. Follow the activities and thinking of Nurse Daniel in Weeks 1-6 in the ‘Illustration’ part of each lesson. He will be working through a clinical topic and nursing practice issue to demonstrate a change (ACE Star Model and systematic review).
  6. Work on a portion of the process each week, as the illustration unfolds.

 

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cWeek 6 Assignment: EBP Change Process form

ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation


Follow Nurse Daniel as your process mentor in the weekly Illustration section of the lesson. Please do not use any of the Nurse Daniel information for your own topic, nursing intervention, or change project. Nurse Daniel serves as an example only to illustrate the change process.

Name:

June 2020

Star Point 1: Discovery (Identify topic and practice issue)

Identify the topic and the nursing practice issue related to this topic. (This MUST involve a nursing practice issue.)

The selected topic for this change process is the prevention of surgical site infection.

Based on the above topic for this change process, the underlying nursing practice issue is preoperative bathing. This entails the use of antiseptics in bathing.

Briefly describe your rationale for your topic selection. Include the scope of the issue/problem.

Infections after surgery are usually common among many patients. Such infections are caused by a wide range of bacteria including, but not limited to Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and Pseudomonas. According to Webster and Osborne (2015), infections at surgical sites are linked to poor health outcomes particularly due to the increased length of hospital stay. Additionally, these infections usually increase health costs, which may significantly put the unnecessary financial burden on the patients and their families. From this point of view, findings ways of reducing these infections can play a fundamental role when it comes to enhancing positive outcomes among patients who have undergone surgery.

Star Point 2: Summary (Evidence to support need for a change)

Describe the practice problem in your own words and formulate your PICOT question.

According to Berríos-Torres et al. (2017), surgical site infections are wound infections that normally occur after surgical procedures. Due to their moist nature as well as exposure, surgical sites are usually prone to a plethora of infections. Nonetheless, a myriad of past studies has established that preoperative bathing can play a huge role in reducing skin bacteria. On this understanding, the developed PICOT question for this change process is:

For patients who have undergone surgical surgery (P), does the preoperative bathing (I) in comparison with no bathing (C) helps in reducing surgical site infection (O) within a period of 6 weeks (T)?

List the systematic review chosen from the CCN Library databases. Type the complete APA reference for the systematic review selected.

Webster, J., & Osborne, S. (2015). Preoperative bathing or showerin

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cWeek 6 Assignment: EBP Change Process form

ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation


Follow Nurse Daniel as your process mentor in the weekly Illustration section of the lesson. Please do not use any of the Nurse Daniel information for your own topic, nursing intervention, or change project. Nurse Daniel serves as an example only to illustrate the change process.

Name:

June 2020

Star Point 1: Discovery (Identify topic and practice issue)

Identify the topic and the nursing practice issue related to this topic. (This MUST involve a nursing practice issue.)

The selected topic for this change process is the prevention of surgical site infection.

Based on the above topic for this change process, the underlying nursing practice issue is preoperative bathing. This entails the use of antiseptics in bathing.

Briefly describe your rationale for your topic selection. Include the scope of the issue/problem.

Infections after surgery are usually common among many patients. Such infections are caused by a wide range of bacteria including, but not limited to Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and Pseudomonas. According to Webster and Osborne (2015), infections at surgical sites are linked to poor health outcomes particularly due to the increased length of hospital stay. Additionally, these infections usually increase health costs, which may significantly put the unnecessary financial burden on the patients and their families. From this point of view, findings ways of reducing these infections can play a fundamental role when it comes to enhancing positive outcomes among patients who have undergone surgery.

Star Point 2: Summary (Evidence to support need for a change)

Describe the practice problem in your own words and formulate your PICOT question.

According to Berríos-Torres et al. (2017), surgical site infections are wound infections that normally occur after surgical procedures. Due to their moist nature as well as exposure, surgical sites are usually prone to a plethora of infections. Nonetheless, a myriad of past studies has established that preoperative bathing can play a huge role in reducing skin bacteria. On this understanding, the developed PICOT question for this change process is:

For patients who have undergone surgical surgery (P), does the preoperative bathing (I) in comparison with no bathing (C) helps in reducing surgical site infection (O) within a period of 6 weeks (T)?

List the systematic review chosen from the CCN Library databases. Type the complete APA reference for the systematic review selected.

Webster, J., & Osborne, S. (2015). Preoperative bathing or showerin