Chlorhexidine Dressing Vs Standardised Dressings Evidence Based Practice

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Running head: CHLORHEXIDINE DRESSING VS STANDARDISED DRESSINGS 1 Chlorhexidine Dressing Vs Standardised Dressings Student’s NameUniversity Affiliation
CHLORHEXIDINE DRESSING VS STANDARDISED DRESSINGS 2OverviewEvidence based practice (EBP) helps integrate clinical care with the aim of improving clients (patients) outcome (Parienti et al., 2012). As nurses continue to master the practice, they are faced with the problem of searching for the best evidence to support both assessments and interventions, refine strategies and develop new policies as well. Although determining substantial evidence from simpler one is a complicated process, a qualitative research method helps provide valuable knowledge for the nurses in their practice. Marinho and da Cruz (2013) assert that qualitative research provides its results through participant’s words that can be easily applied to the nursing care practice. However, nurses are attracted to this research since its methods plus findings conform to the nursing practice where understanding and knowing the patient wholly matters the most. Ultimately, the primary role of EBP is to provide the patient with clinical services at a personal level. Apart from being continuous, EBP also provides dynamic integration of clinical expertise as well as external evidence in daily practices (O’grady et al., 2011). This essay discusses the question on whether the use of Chlorhexidine dressing decreases central venous catheter infection rates (CVCIs) compared to standardized dressing in adults hospitalized in high complex settings. Its rationale is that although a majority of vascular catheter –related infections occurs in people with highly complex settings, Chlorhexidine dressing can help reduce the infection rates.
CHLORHEXIDINE DRESSING VS STANDARDISED DRESSINGS 3Impact of Nursing Issues on the Student MSN, FNP Specialty TrackMaster of Science nursing abbreviated as MSN is a program that deals with the preparation of graduates for advanced nursing practice as well as doctoral study, while family nurse practitioner (FNP) is a speciality track that helps learners expand their nursing practice (Parienti et al., 2012). The track prepares nursing students to manage healthcare needs of the patients, focus on promotion of health and prevention of diseases, diagnosis and management of chronic and acute illness. In the nursing school, Parienti et al., (2012) hold that the practitioners do acquire both skills and knowledge needed to perform nursing assessments as well as apply sequence of steps when conducting procedures. The MSN, FNP speciality track will therefore provide an FNP with the necessary skills to understand the use of chlorhexidine (an antiseptic agent for skin disinfection) and know whether it has any effect on the central venous catherization (CVC) such as the impact on infections. Less than usual, results such as skin breakdown and infections would occur when a nurseskips steps in their procedures or have not fully mastered the skills (Loveday et al., 2016). Most of the times, they draw knowledge from past educational instructions when making decisions regarding performance in their practices. According to Loveday et al., (2016), the track also help nurses to synthesize knowledge from humanities, sciences as well as nursing theories to uphold advanced nursing practice and develop practical approaches of EBP including nursing research. Most importantly, the FNP track would help a learner understand that vascular and CVC cause severe morbidities and mortality in elderly patients. Also, they would be able to examine the chlorhexidine (antiseptic agent) dressing effects on the risks of epidural as well as catheter bacterial infections and colonization (Chan et al., 2012).

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