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BSU Leadership & Professional Ethics PICOT Nursing Practice Issues Scholarly Paper

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I’m studying for my Nursing class and need an explanation.

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Please upload you paper here. Plagiarism greater than 25% will not be accepted. This is an independent activity which requires submission of a scholarly paper, according to the instructions below. The scholarly paper will be graded based on the Evaluation of Undergraduate Scholarly Paper rubric, which is included in this syllabus. Scholarly Paper: Using the PICOT process, analyze a current nursing practice-related issues. Select an issue from your NURS 412 clinical practice and write a PICOT research question. The scholarly paper should be typed, double spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman using APA format, and limited to 6 pages including title and reference pages. The references cannot be older than 2018. EVALUATION OF UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARLY PAPER RUBRIC WILL BE USED. Support your position with references no older than 2018 from at least two peer reviewed journal reference articles. CRITERIA Value % % Earned COMMENTS Content and Thought The content of the scholarly paper is an indicator of the thought processes used by the student in the development and execution of the assignment. The indicators of these processes are: 1. Uses relevant references. 2. Addresses all components of assigned criteria. 3. Synthesizes information. 4. Applies theories and concepts. 5. Uses logical reasoning and correct inductive or deductive reasoning. 60 Organization Structure 1. Includes purpose in introduction. 2. Paper is logically arranged with introduction, body, and summary. 3. Subsections and paragraphs reflect the main idea. 4. Transitions occur between thoughts. 15 Literacy and Style 1. Uses professional vocabulary. 2. Uses correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. 3. Maintains economy of expression. 15 APA 1. Title page is correct. 2. Page numbering is accurate. 3. Page header is appropriate. 10 7 4. Citation of references in text is correct.  Direct quotes  Paraphrasing 5. Reference list follows APA format.  Citations in text are included on reference list  Reference list citations are included in text Final Grade 100%


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The efficiency of handwashing over the use of protective gear in the prevention of patientphysician disease communication
Introduction
Hospitals are known to be the haven for disease communication due to the collection of
many sick people in one area. Also, hospitals and health centers are considered to have a high
prevalence of disease communication in the instance that there is no sufficient cleaning with
hospital tools, self-hygiene, and the entire facility. Such transmission of disease occurs majorly
between patients and their physicians due to the multiple contacts physicians must make while
ensuring that their patients are recovering fast and appropriately (Enright, 2003). Handwashing is
the action of cleaning hands with soap and running water, sometimes warm in the attempt to kill
and neutralize the number of germs that had collected on the hands. Anyone should clean their
hands before eating and after visiting the hospital. Washing hands after hospital visitation is one
of the traditional means of eradication of the germs and diseases that had been collected after
touching any of the hospital equipment. Such ensures that one leaves the hospital with clean
hands, thus ensuring that there is no further communication of diseases and germs outside the
hospital.
Face masks, as an example of protective gear, are another form of preventing the spread
of airborne diseases in a hospital setting. Masks avoid communication disease by preventing the

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germs coughed or sneezed by a sick person in the air and inhaled by the host. Given that many
cases of flu are spread with the contact of the germs and pathogens with the host respiratory
system, physicians have to cover their faces with masks that aid in preventing patient to
physician communication of diseases. When comparing the two elements of safety from a
rhetorical perspective, each performs a mutual task but appears dissimilar due to several aspects.
This essay, therefore, frames a PICOT question regarding the efficiency of handwashing and the
use of protective gear in preventing hospital disease communication and compares the efficiency
between these two preventive measures.
PICOT Question
Are hospital-acquired infections better retained by a proper and informed handwashing culture or
by use of protective gear such as face masks in a hospital setting to reduce the cases of patient or
physician infections?
Analysis
As mentioned above, the hospital environment is a haven for diseases and bacteria that
causes illnesses (Enright, 2003). When proper hygiene in a hospital setting is not correctly
observed, the rates of infections are high for both the phys...

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