medical breakthroughs

Number 1 post GS

So many medical breakthroughs are based on research. When it focuses on the research studies and evidence-based practice applications, nurses are frequently on the front lines. This discussion’s purpose is to provide an overview of nursing research and evidence-based practice, as well as instances of both. The systemic, comprehensive, and critical examination that tries to answer questions regarding nursing phenomena is known as research (LoBiondo-Wood & Haber, 2018). Quantitative and qualitative research are the two forms of study (LoBiondo-Wood et al., 2018).

Nurse Researchers employ the same procedures as other disciplines; the distinction is that Nurses investigate issues relevant to nursing practice (LoBiondo-Wood et al., 2018). The examination and interviewing of the patient and their family to gain their opinions. And provide suggestions based on their responses is an example of qualitative research that can improve patient-centered care. The primary purpose of qualitative research is to learn more about a phenomenon from those who have lived through it. How do the United States and Africa compare health outcomes and quality of life among low-income people diagnosed with chronic illnesses, as an example of a research question?

integration of credible research evidence

The gathering, appraisal, and integration of credible research evidence with clinical competence and understanding patient and family values and preferences to inform clinical decision-making is known as evidence-based practice (LoBiondo-Wood et al., 2018). Evidence-based practice is used in healthcare to improve the quality of care. A hypothetical clinical inquiry would be: Does using an antiseptic barrier cap effectively reduce central line-related bloodstream infections? Studies focused on lowering the incidence of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) by adequately cleaning the catheter hub are examples of evidence-based practice. Nurses are familiar with “clean the hub,” which was established to prevent central line-related bloodstream infections. Antiseptic barrier caps applied on IV needleless connectors to reduce microorganism colonization are another approach to reducing disease used in medical facilities (Voor in ‘t holt et al., 2017). Evidence suggests that wearing an antiseptic barrier cap minimizes the risk of CLABSIs and saves money ( el at., 2017).

To summarize, I have always based my profession as a registered nurse on medical evidence and according to established criteria. As a nurse, we must follow best practices to guarantee the safety of both our patients and ourselves. Research is something that we can and should do throughout our nursing careers. Experimentation and investigations (nursing research) lead to applying what works and what doesn’t work (evidence-based practice). In general, there is always more to discover and explore, but the field of nursing is an excellent place to start.


Number 2 post SHV

To me the difference between evidence based practice and nursing research is typically scope. Evidence based practice can is how research is implemented for instance a nurse may research C-diff incidence rates in antibiotics; however evidence based practice is the implementation of these results such as using probiotics. The main difference seems to me to be in the scope of the issue. This is how my research article more eloquently frames this, ““nursing science needs to encompass all manner of research, from discovery to translation, from bench to bedside, from mechanistic to holistic” (Chen, 2019).

The goal of research is exploratory while evidence based practice is focused implementation. Knowledge does not always equal ideas how evidence based practice. One can collect data on how many vaccinated patients contract COVID-19 and die this is mere research or a statistical item. It has little to no implication or evidence based practice. Now if this research knowledge was then used to gauge perceptions or to see if these changed peoples opinion to get the vaccine on further research then it would be evidence based practice. For instance, there is a doctor’s office that is refusing to treat patients who get the vaccine. Does this have a real world implication for evidence based practice?

The difference between the two is in that key notice of implementation versus exploration. Nurses need to do both. They need to ask questions of there fields to explore new concepts and ideas, but also to use those to better their practice of caring for patients holistically, which is the purpose of the nurse.

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