Research Utilization Paper About Nursing

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This paper will have an 8-page narrative (8 pages maximum – 5 point deduction for over page limit) plus a title page, abstract page, and reference list.

You must use a minimum of four original research articles for your paper.

The purpose is to write a review of the literature on to answer to the question: Are multifaceted infection control interventions effective in reducing hospital acquired infection rates, with the use of antibiotics and hand hygiene compliance? using original research evidence. Discuss how this health problem is applicable in both the United States and a non-USA country, and appraise four original research studies on this topic.

This is a scholarly paper, written as if it was a “Review of the Literature” article published in a nursing journal. Select articles published within the past five years (2014 to present).
Do not use a non-peer review journal. Do not use a literature review article or systematic review article or clinical protocols as one of your articles. At least TWO of the four original research report articles MUST BE authored by nurses and published in a peer-reviewed nursing journal. At least ONE of the two nursing research studies must address nursing practice in a non-USA country.

  • Page 1: Title page Create a title for your paper. Refer to your APA Manual.
  • Page 2: Abstract The abstract should open with a sentence that will serve as an introduction to and purpose of the paper. Then describe what is in each part of the paper. An abstract is usually a brief outline of the contents of the paper that typically does not exceed 250 words. At the end of the abstract place the phrase Key Words, and denote 3-4 keywords that would describe your paper (as for publication and indexing in CINAHL or PubMed).
  • Pages 3-10: Narrative
    • Heading: Significance and Background: Start the paper with a short paragraph that introduces the health problem in your PICOT question. (Approximately ½-page).
    • Heading: Purpose: Clearly define the global health problem, and discuss why it is important for nursing (why you are discussing this topic). Discuss what is known about this problem in the United States and in a non-USA country. For example, if the focus is adult hypertension, discuss guidelines for defining hypertension in the US and in a non-USA country. (Approximately 1 page).
    • Heading: Methods: Discuss the methods used to select the following research studies.
      Next use the subheading:
      • Sub-headings: Study #1: Nursing research Study in the USA (Approximately 1½ pages)
      • Sub-headings: Study #2: Nursing Research Study Non-USA (Approximately 1½ pages)
      • Sub-headings: Study #3: Nursing Research Study USA or Non-USA (Approximately 1½ pages)
      • Sub-headings: Study #4: Nursing Research Study USA or Non-USA (Approximately 1½ pages)
    • Heading: Conclusion. Summarize the key points from your discussion. How would you translate (use) the new evidence found from your appraisals to change practice or answer your PICOT question? (Approximately 1 page).
  • Page 11+: Reference page

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Running Head: THE ROLE OF ANTIBIOTICS AND HAND HYGIENE

Antibiotics and hand hygiene compliance in minimizing the rates of hospital-acquired
infections
Name
Institutional Affiliation

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Running Head: THE ROLE OF ANTIBIOTICS AND HAND HYGIENE

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Abstract
Health care facilities should ensure compliance with the antibiotics and hand hygiene in
preventing the hospitals acquired infection in the United States and the world because it affects
the health of a large population. People go to hospitals seeking the treatment from the illnesses
affecting them. This paper addresses how antibiotics and hand hygiene play a crucial role in
minimizing the rates of hospitals acquired infections. This paper will begin by discussing the
significance of this topic and following the purpose of the study. Besides, the paper will select a
nursing peer-reviewed research on the U.S and three other similar studies focusing on other
countries. After reviewing each of the studies, the paper concludes by summarizing the main
points and stating how the researcher would use the new evidence to change the practice.
Significance and background
The Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) is an international problem. The infections have a
prevalence that ranges between 3.5 and 9.9 percent in the U.S (Smythe, 2016). These infections
pose a great health risk to both the health care providers and patients. Cases of HAI are the
reasons that a person comes from a hospital with an infection they did not have during the
facility visitation. Different countries have adopted different regulation requirements that health
care facilities are required to observe in minimizing HAI. Antibiotics and hand hygiene are
among the global compliance requirements towards preventing infections. A third of the
hospital-acquired infections are preventable using the recommended antibiotics and hand
hygiene. However, hospitals should train the workforce regularly on the required practices and
avail the necessary resources to patients visiting their facility for effective infection control.
Some health care practitioners fail to observe the compliance requirements despite its importance
in infection control, explaining why retraining is essential.
Purpose

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THE ROLE OF ANTIBIOTICS AND HAND HYGIENE
Compliance with the antibiotics and hand hygiene in preventing the hospitals acquired
infection is essential for the United States and the world because it affects the health of a large
population. People go to hospitals seeking treatment from the illnesses affecting them. However,
patients may acquire infections from a disease they did not have before their admission. The
issue is so critical that more than 200 000 Canadians suffer from infections they did not have
upon visitation to a health facility annually. 8, 000 of the victims die every year. In the United
States, the HAI cause about 99, 000 deaths annually (Smythe, 2016). Besides, the infections cost
the country about USD 9.8 billion per year. These statistics are some of the indicators of the
importance of compliance in infection control.
Despite the importance of antibiotics and hand hygiene compliance in infection control,
studies have reported that the compliance rates among health care professionals are very low.
Indeed, Hand Hygiene is among the best strategies that facilitates reduction of the hospital
acquired infections. However, the compliance rates can be as low as 30 percent, but this value
can vary based on the individual factors affecting each of the healthcare settings. Some of the
factors that hinder compliance among the health ...


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