Describe how this EBP research supports your practice.

Describe how this EBP research supports your practice.
EBP in the Workplace Discussion

Question Description
Step 1 Review an article.

Using the Cochrane Collaboration website, browse a topic of interest related to your nursing practice. Find a peer-review research article in your area of interest and read the article.

Step 2 Post a summary of the article.

Post a brief summary of the article and results.

Step 3 Answer additional questions.

After providing the article summary, answer the following questions:

Describe how this EBP research supports your practice.
If your practice is different than the recommendations in the evidence-based article, how could you use this article to support your practice?
Step 4 Read other students’ posts and respond to at least two of them by Friday at 11:59pm Mountain Time.

Use your personal experience, if it’s relevant, to support or debate other students’ posts. In your responses, offer your peers one description of an EBP that you use at your workplace. If differences of opinion occur, debate the issues professionally and provide examples to support opinions.

Peer Discussion (Kristen)

The article I chose discusses how accurate rapid test are for diagnosing COVID-19. There are two types of rapid test, antigen and molecular tests. “Antigen tests identify proteins on the virus, often using disposable devices while molecular tests detect the virus’s genetic material, using small portable or table-top devices” (Dinnes, Adriano, Davenport, & Cunningham, 2020). The goal of this study was to see if these two rapid tests could replace the PCR for diagnosing infection. The study included assessing any rapid antigen compared to the standard test. Participants were classified as known to have and not to have COVID-19. The studies then identified false negative and positives. “Antigen tests identify proteins on the virus, often using disposable devices. Molecular tests detect the virus’s genetic material, using small portable or table-top devices” (Dinnes, Adriano, Davenport, & Cunningham, 2020). The results were that five studies reported eight evaluations of five different antigen tests. These antigen test gave false positive results in less than one percent of the samples.

This article was interesting to read considering that working in the emergency room, we do both types of test. If a patient is in need of emergency surgery, we do a rapid test and for other patients we do the PCR test. Typically, the PCR test takes about 2 or 3 days to come back while the rapid is back within an hour. It was interesting to read about a study that was done on both types of test.

Reference:

Dinnes, J., Adriano, A., Davenport, C., & Cunningham, J. (2020, August 26). How accurate are rapid tests, performed during a health-care visit (point-of-care), for diagnosing COVID-19? Retrieved August 31, 2020, from https://www.cochrane.org/CD013705/INFECTN_how-accurate-are-rapid-tests-performed-during-health-care-visit-point-care-diagnosing-covid-19

Peer Discussion (Leslie)

EBP in the Workplace Discussion

EBP in the Workplace Discussion

Post a brief summary of the article and results.

The article I chose to research from the Cochrane website is related to Labor and Delivery where I am currently employed. In summary the article discusses about utilizing a vaginal antiseptic solution such as chlorhexidine and or povidone-iodine solutions prior to a cesarean section and how such utilization of antiseptic solutions reduce the risk of causing a uterine infection or complications with the surgical incision (Haas et al, 2020). Authors Haas et al (2020) state even if women receive antibiotics prior to their cesarean section, antibiotics alone may not be sufficient in preventing such infections due to the possibly of not being able to completely eliminate the bacteria with the antibiotics or there may be bacteria that is resistant to the antibiotic thus causing women to still suffer from these complications. Authors Haas et al (2020) conducted an updated search and reviewed 21 randomized controlled studies of women who received cesarean sections. The studies were conducted in 10 different countries, and the studies included different types of groups (Haas et al, 2020). The groups were the control group that did not use a vaginal antiseptic solution, a group that used a saline vaginal preparation, the group that used povidone-iodine, the chlorhexidine antiseptic solution group and the group that used benzalkonium chloride (Haas et al., 2020). In the study, the authors found that utilizing an antiseptic solution such as the povidone-iodine or chlorehexidine solution in comparison to a saline solution or no solution at all found that such antiseptic solution used does reduce the risk of a uterine infection, postoperative fever and surgical wound infection (Haas et al, 2020).

•Describe how this EBP research supports your practice.

This EBP research supports my practice because as a labor and delivery nurse, cesarean sections are a common procedure and my current labor and delivery unit does utilize a povidone-iodine sponge sticks that are a part of the cesarean section process. In combination with the povidone-iodine if a woman develops a uterine infection, a postoperative fever or a surgical wound infection antibiotics are then utilized to further treat the infection happening. Regardless of whether the woman has been laboring, whose membranes are ruptured or not, our protocol for the preparation of a cesarean section always includes utilizing the povidone-iodine sponge sticks before the cesarean section is performed. Authors Haas et al (2020) state that the use of a vaginal antiseptic solution reduced the incidence rate of endometritis post-cesarean from 7.1% to 3.1%. The studies further support the EBP utilized in my practice.

•If your practice is different than the recommendations in the evidence-based article, how could you use this article to support your practice?

The recommendations in this article do not differ from my practice and further supports the utilization of vaginal antiseptic solution preparation in cesarean sections.

Reference

Contreras, K., Haas, D. M., Kimball, S., Morgan, S. (2020). Vaginal preparation with antiseptic solution before cesarean section for preventing postoperative infections. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Retrieved from https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/1…

EBP in the Workplace Discussion

EBP in the Workplace Discussion

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.

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