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EBP is a problem-solving approach which incorporates the careful use of up to date, quality data in decisions regarding the care of patients

 

Speaking with my mentor, the financial aspect of the project would be hours spent trying to get nurses and nurse aides educated on the proposed guidelines for the care of dementia patient. Staff will also need training on updated tools that will be implemented at the end of the study. The facility will need to spend more to hire therapies to incorporate therapy in the daily schedule of the residents. Also, they will need additional staffs during sundowning period either paying for extra hours or hiring staffs that can cover that window.

Frequent falls with injuries tell a lot about the quality of services provided. The quality of a nursing facility depends on the quality of care that the patient receives. To prevent frequent falls and numerous injuries, EBP implemented needs to involve every step to provide the best care needed for the resident.

Clinically, staff acceptance of the project needs to be taken into consideration. Patient injury is something that a conscious nurse will not want it to happen on her shift. Proper education and providing staffs with proven research data will help them staff involve in the process. As lifelong learners, staff nurses continually encounter new knowledge of relevance to their patients. The conscientious nurse remains alert to clinical problems and encourages investigation into ways to improve patient outcomes (Di Lenoardi, 2014).

All the aspects brought together will make a good impact on the project. With the research and data given to the nurses, implementation, and then follow up of results will show this is a great solution to help alleviate the many falls and injuries. If this facility shows that the guidelines are helping there, then they can teach other colleagues at the corporate level that this helps and also will cut costs by preventing readmissions.

References

Di Lenoardi, B. C. (2014). Bringing evidence-based practice to life. Retrieved from https://lms.rn.com/getpdf.php/2145.pdf

Vaidya, N., Thota, A. B., Proia, K. K., Jamieson, S., Mercer, S. L., Elder, R. W., … & Zaza, S. (2017). Practice-Based Evidence in Community Guide Systematic Reviews. American journal of public health, 107(3), 413-420.

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