Final Clinical Project Students Name Institutional Affiliation Abstract The increasing trend of patients getting infections in a hospital setting is worrying. Currently inpatients are at risk of contracting a disease while in the wards. Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are common and occur when medical care professions fail to observe safety measures. Scrubbing the hub is one of the methods for minimizing bloodstream infections in the wards. When nurses follow the procedure they reduce the chances of transferring germs to the patients. Hand hygiene is another safety precaution for preventing healthcare givers from transmitting infections from one patient to another. Some government agencies in the U.S. assist healthcare facilities to reduce Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). One of them is the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) which researches HAIs. The agency also provides support in the form of grants to healthcare organizations to deal with HAIs. A preceptor supervised Hands Count for Safe Healthcare. Retrieved from cdc.gov Glasofer A. Werfel E. Dacanay D. A. & Fazio T. (2016). Preventing bloodstream infections. Nursing2018 Critical Care 11(4) 6-8. Retrieved from www.nursingcenter.com Greco G. Shi W. Michler R. E. Meltzer D. O. AIlawadi G. & Holman S. F. (2014). Costs Associated With Health Care–Associated Infections in Cardiac Surgery. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 65(1) 15-23. doi:10.1016 Kandilov A. M. Coomer N. M. & Dalton K. (2014). The Impact of Hospital-Acquired Conditions on Medicare Program Payments. Medicare Medicaid Res Review. Retrieved from cms.gov Shahid S. Islam A. Dey B. R. Islam F. Venkatesh K. & Goodman A. (2016). Hospital Acquired Infections in Low and Middle Income Countries: Root Cause Analysis and the Development of Infection Control Practices in Bangladesh. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 6(1) 28-39. doi:10.4236 WHO. (2018). The burden of health care-associated infection worldwide. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/gpsc/country_work/burden_hcai/en/ [...]
Your Clinical Practice Project required you to become a change agent. You selected a problem that was professionally or personally important to you, researched the problem, and developed a plan of action that included strategies for success, stakeholders and resources by linking a QSEN competency. Now it is time to put it all together. You may use the information from your weeks 1-3 templates - but do not just copy and paste - synthesize all of your information. For this assignment you will write a minimum of a 4-5 page paper (no more than 5 pages, not including the title page, abstract, or reference page) connecting all of your links. Your paper should be in strict APA format including citations and references, and an abstract is required for this paper. You may use first person, but limited use. Your paper should include: An abstract. An introduction. The frame of your problem. Remember to include your framing information! Supportive organization. A second solution to your problem (see explanation below). An implementation and evaluation plan for your second solution including a discussion related to your stakeholders and resources. An overall evaluation of your CPP. Preceptor (mentor) experience. A conclusion. The Second Solution: The paper includes a discussion of a hypothetical second solution, implementation, and evaluation. (numbers 5 and 6 above). A good nurse always has a back-up plan - or what are your next steps now that you implemented your CPP. This is where your second solution comes into play. Also, are there stakeholders or resources that might be available if there were a different solution? Is there a short term solution and a long term solution? Do you need to adjust your plan due to time or money constraints? Objectives This assessment is aligned with the the course objectives. Extend academic experience into areas of nursing practice interest, working with new ideas, issues, organizations, and individuals. Demonstrate the ability to think and act critically and creatively about nursing practice issues. Develop analytical and ethical leadership skills necessary to address and help solve these issues. Utilize evidence based research and demonstrate proficiency in written and communication skills. Points: 40 Due Date: Thursday March 22 by 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) of the US. NRSE 4600: Final Paper Writing Hints :1. Abstracts are brief, comprehensive summary of the contents of your paper. After reading an abstract the reader should have a very good understanding of the contents of your paper. It should reflect the purpose and content, use clear and concise language and be brief and to the point. Your abstract should be 150-200 words...no more, no less.2. Introduction:a. Why is this problem important?b. How does this paper re late to the problem?c. What will be included in this paper?d. A summary of the overall paper.e. Should be 150 to 250 words in length for this assignment.3. Conclusion:a. Briefly summarize your key points.b. Propose a course of action (your solutions revisited)c. Offer recommendations for further research.d. Discuss a wider significance (Looking at the big picture!)e. What did you learn from the CP and the mentor (preceptor)?f. Should normally be 150- 250 words in length for this assignment, but your conclusion could be longer...relate one paragraph to the problem and then two –three to the overall project.4. Bridging your paragraphs or transitioning: transitions are bridges between what has been read and what is about to be read. Be sure your paragraphs transition to the next idea.5. ALWAYS SPELL AND GRAMMAR CHECK BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR PAPER.6. SAVE YOUR DOCUMENT FREQUENTLY.7. EMAIL YOURSELF YOUR DOCUMENT. References Minimum of eight (8) total references: one (1) reference from required course materials and seven (7) peer-reviewed references - you may use the ones from your templates in weeks 1-3. All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using a seminal piece of information) Peer-reviewed references include references from professional data bases such as PubMed or CINHAL applicable to population and practice area, along with evidence based clinical practice guidelines. Examples of unacceptable references are Wikipedia, UpToDate, Epocrates, Medscape, WebMD, hospital organizations, insurance recommendations, & secondary clinical databases. Style Unless otherwise specified, all the written assignment must follow APA 6th edition formatting, citations and references. Click here to download the Microsoft Word APA 6th edition template. Make sure you cross-reference the APA 6th edition book as well before submitting the assignment. Number of Pages/Words Unless otherwise specified all papers should have a minimum of 600 words (approximately 2.5 pages) excluding the title and reference pages.