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NR439 Hospital Associated Infections Worksheet

NR439 Hospital Associated Infections Worksheet

NR439 Hospital Associated Infections Worksheet

Download and use the required PPE Worksheet

Complete each section of the Problem/PICOT/Evidence (PPE) Worksheet. For the Clinical PICOT Question, use the NR439_Guide for writing PICOT Questions and Examples.N439_Guide for writing PICOT Questions and Examples (Links to an external site.) Use one of the templates/guides to write your Clinical PICOT Question using all of the PICOT elements. Be sure to include the PICOT letters in your question.

  1. Be sure to use the PPE grading rubric to make certain you are meeting all grading criteria of the PPE Worksheet.
  2. Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and in-text APA formatting.
  3. Submit the completed PPE Worksheet
NR439 Hospital Associated Infections Worksheet

Assignment Practice Scenario

Your Chief Nurse Executive (CNE) recognizes you are pursuing your BSN and has asked you to be a member of the nursing evidence-based practice (NEBP) committee. She has advised the members that the purpose is to conduct nursing research studies involving clinical practice problems. Increasing nurses’ awareness of quality and safety concerns will help develop an attitude of inquiry and asking questions (Sherwood & Barnsteiner, 2017). Baccalaureate nurses “collaborate in problem identification, participate in the process of search, retrieval, and documentation of evidence, and integrate evidence using credible databases and internet resources” (AACN, 2008, pp. 16-17).

The CNE has advised all members of the following areas of quality and safety clinical practice that each committee member needs to consider and choose only one    as a priority area for conducting a research study. Sources of research problems come from nursing clinical practice (Houser, 2018):



Quality Safety
·         Patient satisfaction

·         Patient education

·         Falls
·         Non-pharmacological pain management Errors. Examples include:

·         Medication

·         Patient identification

·         Communication

·         Readmissions

·         Length of stay

·         Costs

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs).
Examples include:

·         Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI)

·         Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)

·         Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)

·         Surgical Site Infections (SSI)

·         Sepsis (Screening or Prevention)

·         Discharge Teaching/Coaching

·         Transitions of Care/Level of Care

·         Pressure Ulcers

·         Skin Integrity

Your CNE has requested that you select ONLY one topic area and complete the PPE Worksheet using only one topic area. The committee will collaborate and decide as a team which nursing clinical problem area will be the priority focus of their next research study. Thank you for your valuable contributions to this important NEBP committee.


Problem/PICOT/Evidence Search (PPE) Worksheet



Clinical Nursing Practice Problem


Select and identify ONLY one quality or safety clinical priority area from the assignment guidelines practice scenario. Summarize why you believe the nursing practice problem/issue is the most important.  Summarize your rationale (why) for choosing the problem.

Clinical Nursing

PICOT Question


Using the NR439 Guide for Writing PICOT Questions and Examples located in the assignment guidelines, write out your PICOT question. Include the PICOT letters in your question.


Define PICOT Elements


Define each of the      PICOT elements from your question above.


P– (patient population/patients of interest):


I– (Intervention):


C– (Comparison):


O– (Measurable outcome):


T– (Time frame in months):

Evidence Retrieval Process and Summary


Using only the Chamberlain College of Nursing library:

(1) Locate evidence that is relevant to your chosen nursing practice problem.  Explain how you believe the evidence is relevant to your chosen nursing practice problem.

(2) Explain why you chose the evidence

(3) Provides a complete APA reference to the evidence (must include authors, year, title of the evidence, title of the resource)

(4) Evidence must be published within the last 10 years

(5) Provides the permalink

Implications of the Evidence

Summarize what you learned from the evidence. Summarize why you believe the nursing evidence-based practice committee should focus their next research project on the nursing practice problem.

Evidence Search Terms

Identify 4 (or more) relevant searchable terms you used for your search for evidence.


Evidence Search



Select 4 (or more) relevant search strategies you used to narrow/limit your search for


____   Full text

____   Boolean Operators/Phrase

____   Selected publication dates

within last 10 years

____   Subject, title, or author search box

____   Truncation (used an asterisk * at

the beginning or end of a word)

____   Academic or scholarly (Peer

Reviewed) journals

____   Quotation marks for key words

____   Selected key terms from

PICOT question

____   Others: (list below)



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