Evaluating Practice Change; Evidence-Based Practice Proposal
Evidence-Based Practice Proposal Section F
Evaluation of Process Rationale for Methods Used
The methods used in data collection included questionnaires, retrieval of documents, and observation. The questionnaire will allow the study participants to provide answers to the study questions aimed to assess their level of knowledge regarding the appropriate hand hygiene techniques. This will enable an analysis of inferential statistics important in determining the project’s outcome. On the other hand, observation will provide data regarding the adherence of nurses to the hand hygiene techniques while the retrieved documents will be used to determine the effectiveness of the project in reducing the rate of HAIs among the older adults in the organization by comparing the HAIs rate pre-and post-project implementation (Fischer et al., 2019).
In order to determine if the project achieved the intended outcomes, the study participants will be provided with a questionnaire in order to assess their competency and level of knowledge regarding appropriate hand hygiene. Improved knowledge about hand hygiene among nurses will be an indicator of the effectiveness of the proposed project. More importantly, the reduced rate HAIs among the older adults admitted to the hospital will be a positive indicator of the effectiveness of the proposed project. The project will be continually reviewed in order to determine if there are any required changes.
How Outcomes will be Measured
The measured outcomes and tools used will be evaluated for reliability, validity, and applicability. The applicability of the questionnaire was used to determine its appropriateness in addressing the knowledge needs of nurses about hand hygiene. Additionally, the reliability and validity of the questionnaire will also be assessed to determine if it meets the required quality measures (Aoki et al., 2019).
The outcomes will be measured by comparing the rate of HAIs among the older adults admitted to the hospital before and after the implementation of the proposed project. This will measure if the project was effective in reducing the rate of HAIs as projected.
Strategies to take if Outcomes do not Provide Positive Results
if the project outcomes do not provide positive outcomes, it will be important to find out what led to the failure. The first would be to analyze if the methodology may have contributed to the project’s failure. If it is discovered that the methodology had some problems, it would be appropriate to review the methodology and repeat the project all over again after correcting the methodology. If the findings do not discover any methodological problems, there will be no need to repeat the project since a valid methodology provided reliable findings.
Implications for Practice and Future Research
Proper hand hygiene is the cornerstone to preventing and reducing the rates of HAIs in healthcare organizations (Roshan et al., 2020). Therefore, implementing the project is projected to reduce the rate of HAIs in the organization. However, future research is essential to determine the most effective hand hygiene technique (between hand sanitizer and handwashing with soap and water) in reducing the rate of HAIs. In addition, future research should be performed to find out the most preferred hand hygiene technique among nurses as this will improve their adherence to hand hygiene measures.
Aoki, K., Hall, T., & Takasaki, H. (2019). Reporting on the level of validity and reliability of questionnaires measuring Katakori severity: A systematic review. SAGE open medicine, 7, 2050312119836617. https://doi.org/10.1177/2050312119836617
Fischer, F., Helmer, S., Rogge, A., Arraras, J. I., Buchholz, A., Hannawa, A., … & Witt, C. M. (2019). Outcomes and outcome measures used in the evaluation of communication training in oncology–a systematic literature review, an expert workshop, and recommendations for future research. BMC Cancer, 19(1), 1-15.
Roshan, R., Feroz, A. S., Rafique, Z., & Virani, N. (2020). Rigorous Hand Hygiene Practices Among Health Care Workers Reduce Hospital-Associated Infections During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of primary care & community health, 11, 2150132720943331. https://doi.org/10.1177/2150132720943331
In 500-750 words, develop an evaluation plan to be included in your final evidence-based practice project. Provide the following criteria in the evaluation, making sure it is comprehensive and concise:
1. Describe the rationale for the methods used in collecting the outcome data.
2. Describe the ways in which the outcome measures evaluate the extent to which the project objectives are achieved.
3. Describe how the outcomes will be measured and evaluated based on the evidence. Address validity, reliability, and applicability.
4. Describe strategies to take if outcomes do not provide positive results.
5. Describe implications for practice and future research.
You are required to cite three to five sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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Note: After submitting the assignment, you will receive feedback from the instructor. Use this feedback to make revisions for your final paper submission. This will be a continuous process throughout the course for each section.
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