NURS 4000 Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections – Walden

NURS 4000 Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections – Walden

NURS 4000 Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections – Walden

Description: NURS 4000 Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections – Walden

NURS 4000, Section 14, Research and Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice

Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections

Obtaining peripheral intravenous access is often one of the first nursing tasks completed when a patient arrives at the hospital.  At times, peripheral intravenous access cannot be obtained, or longterm intravenous access is needed.  Poor peripheral intravenous access requires the placement of a central venous catheter, which can be in the form of a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), tunneled catheter (central line) or implanted port. These central venous catheter types have direct access to the heart, preventing infection is a priority.  For the purpose of this paper, I will examine the clinical practice guidelines related to catheter-related bloodstream infections.

Practice Setting Problem

Importance of the Clinical Problem and its Significance to Nursing Practice

Impact on Patients and/or a Community 

Differences in Care Based on Evidence 



NURS 4000 Prevention of the Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcer (Walden)


Prevention of the Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcer

NURS 4000, Section 14, Research & Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice

Prevention of the Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcer

Patients that are entering the hospital usually are not there as a result of a planned visit.  Illness strikes most individuals when they least expect it.  Patients go from being mobile and ambulatory to immobile and bedbound as a result of hospitalization, especially in the critical care setting.  These factors can lead to the patient acquiring a pressure ulcer while hospitalized.  For The purpose of this assignment, I will explore the problem of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers and evidence-based prevention strategies.

The Problem

Practice Change

Evidence Supporting the Proposed Change

Evaluating the Change


NURS 4000 Research Study Comparison Quantitative vs. Qualitative (Walden)


Research Study Comparison: Quantitative vs. Qualitative

NURS 4000, Section 14, Research & Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice

Research Study Comparison:  Quantitative vs. Qualitative

Humans are born with a natural curiosity about life, wanting to know the who, what, why, when, and where.  All of these questions lead us as adults to seek out answers by way of research. We just love to know the answers to things, even if there’s no obvious benefit” (Stafford, 2012).    “Research is purposeful investigation, aimed at finding out things we did not know” (Lambert, 2012, p. 12).  Research studies can be quantitative or qualitative in nature.  Quantitative research is “research that uses numbers to obtain precise measurements” (Schmidt & Brown, 2015, p. 15).  Qualitative research is “research that uses words to describe human behavior” (Schmidt & Brown, 2012, p. 15).  For the purpose of this assignment, I will compare the findings of a quantitative research study to that of a qualitative research study.


Overview of Quantitative Article

Overview of Qualitative Article 

Summary of the Main Points of the Paper

Required Course Readings:

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**NOTE: Week 3 articles are listed in the box below this one. **

Ashton S. (2014) Researcher or nurse? Difficulties of undertaking semi-structured interviews on sensitive topics. Nurse Researcher22(1), 27-31. doi: 10.7748/nr.22.1.27.e1255

Cornell, P., Gervis, M.T., Yates, L. & Vardaman, J.M. (2014). Impact of SBAR on nurse shift reports and staff rounding. MedSurg Nursing23(5), 334-342.

Hurlbut, J.M., Robbins, L.K. & Hoke, M.M. (2011). Correlations between spirituality and health-promoting behaviors among sheltered homeless women. Journal of Community Health Nursing28(2), 81-91. DOI:10.1080/07370016.2011.564064

Kerfoot, K.M. & Douglas, K.S. (2013a). The impact of research on staffing: An interview with Linda Aiken-Part I. Nursing Economic$31(5), 216-219, 253.

Kerfoot, K.M. & Douglas, K.S. (2013b). The impact of research on staffing: An interview with Linda Aiken-Part II. Nursing Economic$, 31(6), 273-276,306.

Makaroff, K.S., Storch, J., Pauly, B., & Newton, L. (2014). Searching for ethical leadership in nursing. Nursing Ethics, 21(6), 642-658.

Makic, M.B.F., Martin, S.A., Burns, S., Philbrick, D., & Rauen, C. (2013). Putting evidence into nursing practice: Four traditional practices not supported by the evidence. Critical Care Nurse, 33(2), 28-44. doi: 10.4037/ccn2013787

Montalvo, W & Larson, E. (2014). Participant comprehension of research for which they volunteer: A systematic review. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 46(6), 423-431. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12097

Schmelzer, M. (2000). Understanding the research methodology: Should we trust the researchers’ conclusions? Gastroenterology Nursing, 23(6), 269–274.

Schmelzer, M. (2004). Understanding statistics: What is alpha (á)? Gastroenterology Nursing, 27(6), 292–293.

Schrems, B.M. (2014). Informed consent, vulnerability and the risks of group-specific attribution. Nursing Ethics, 21(7), 829-843. 10.1177/0969733013518448

Tinkham, M.R. (2014). Magnet insights: The value of research councils and journal clubs. AORN Journal, 100(2), 206-209, doi: 10.1016/j.aorn.2014.05.004

Webb, M.S., Passmore, D., Cline, G., & Maguire, D. (2014). Ethical issues related to caring for low birth weight infants. Nursing Ethics, 21(6), 731-741. doi: 10.1177/0969733013513919

Week 3 Articles

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Qualitative Articles (Choose one)

Cahill, S & Diaz-Ponce, A.M. (2011). ‘I hate having nobody here. I’d like to know where they all are’: Can qualitative research detect differences in quality of life among nursing home residents with different levels of cognitive impairment? Aging & Mental Health, 15(5), 561-572. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2010.551342

Hamilton, G., Corlett, J. & Dowling, M. (2014). Adult-trained perioperative nurses’ practice of family-centered care. British Journal of Nursing, 23(9), 477-482. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2014.23.9.477

Lavoie-Tremblay, M., O’Connor, P., Lavigne, G.L., Biron, A., Ringer, J., Baillargeon, S. MacGibbon, B., Cyr, G., & Briand, A. (2014). Transforming care at the bedside: Manager’s and health care providers’ perceptions of their change capacities. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(11), 514-520. doi:10.3928/00220124-20141023-02

Vandenberg, H. & Kalischuk, R.G. (2014). Conceptualizations of culture and cultural care among undergraduate nursing students: An exploration and critique of cultural education. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 21(3), 99-107.

Quantitative Articles (Choose one)

Duncan, C., Riley, T.V. Carson, K.C., Budgeon, C.A. & Siffleet, J. (2013). The effect of an acidic cleanser versus soap on the skin pH and micro-flora of adult patients: A non-randomized two group crossover study in an intensive care unit. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 29, 291-296. doi; 10.1016/j.iccn.2013.03.005

Kalisch, B.J., Xie, B. & Ronis, D.L. (2013). Train-the-trainer intervention to increase nursing teamwork and decrease missed nursing care in acute are patient units. Nursing Research, 62(6), 405-413. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e3182a7a15d

Pokrywka, M., Feigel., J., Douglas, B., Grossberger, S., Hensler, A., & Weber, D. (2014). A bundle strategy including patient hand hygiene to decrease clostridium difficile infections. MedSurg Nursing, 23(3), 145-164. 

Sarna, L. P., Bialous, S. A., Kraliková, E., Kmetova, A., Felbrová, V., Kulovaná, S., & … Brook, J. K. (2014). Impact of a smoking cessation educational program on nurses’ interventions. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 46(5), 314-321. doi:10.1111/jnu.12086