NURS 3151 Week 6 Assignment – Walden

NURS 3151 Week 6 Assignment – Walden

NURS 3151 Week 6 Assignment – Walden




Every year in the hospital setting, medical errors account for more than ten thousand (10,000) hospitalization complications and injuries every day, at an estimated cost of more than $1 trillion dollars; while contributing to more than four hundred thousand (400,000) deaths per year in the United States alone (James, 2013; Stefanacci and Riddle, 2016). Highlighting the seriousness of medication administration errors (MAEs) in the healthcare setting, facilities all over the world continuously look for ways to reduce the number of MAEs by implementing changes in practice, such as using medication carts, room based nurse servers, computerized medication verification systems, and signs.

Week 6 Discussion: Use of Research in Clinical Practice

Throughout this course, you have examined and considered how the research process contributes to the field of clinical nursing practice. More than just an exercise in developing a research question, searching the literature to guide future research, and performing actual data collection/data analysis, the conclusions you draw from your research findings are useful in helping to develop and enact effective clinical practice. In essence, the process of conducting research contributes to positive social change in that the solutions that you might propose as a nurse researcher and professional will likely impact quality of care and patient safety.

For this Discussion, read the book chapter by Titler (2008) presented in this week’s resources that describes evidence-based practice and translational science, as well as the kind of research needed for both. Then, reflect on how the knowledge you gained about research will support your effort as a nursing professional to improve patient quality and safety.

By Day 3

Describe how you will use evidence-based practice to improve patient quality and safety in your health care setting. Be specific and provide examples. Then, explain how the knowledge gained about research in this course will support your role in practice as a nursing professional. Then, describe how you will use evidence-based practice to improve patient quality and safety. Be sure to include in your Discussion any unanswered questions that need to be considered by your classmates and/or Instructor.

Note: Post a three paragraph (at least 350 words) response. Be sure to use evidence from the readings and include in-text citations. Utilize essay-level writing practice and skills, including the use of transitional material and organizational frames. Use the writing resources to develop your post.

By Day 7

Read two or more of your colleagues’ postings from the Discussion question.

Respond to two or more of your colleagues with a comment that asks for clarification, provides support for, or contributes additional information.

Post a Discussion entry on 3 different days of the week. See the Rubric for more information.

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