NR 439 Chamberlain College of Nursing Healthcare Associated Infections Worksheet

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Download and use the required PPE Worksheet (Links to an external site.).

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Complete each section of the Problem/PICOT/Evidence (PPE) Worksheet. For the Clinical PICOT Question,use the NR439 Guide for writing PICOT Questions and Examples (Links to an external site.). Use one of the templates/guides to write your Clinical PICOT Question using all of the PICOT elements. Be sure to include the PICOT letters in your question.

Be sure to use the rubric to make certain you are meeting all grading criteria of the PPE Worksheet.

Submit the completed PPE Worksheet on the Week 3 Assignment page.

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Chamberlain College of Nursing

NR439 PPE Worksheet

Problem/PICOT/Evidence Search (PPE) Worksheet
Clinical Nursing

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) lengthen hospital stays, raise costs,

Practice Problem

and put a monetary and psychological strain on the families of intensive-care
patients. Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is one of the various ill-

Select and identify

nesses that can occur while a victim is in critical care units. VAP is consid-

ONLY one quality or

ered as the development of pneumonia 48-72 hours following the installation

safety clinical priority

of an endotracheal tube and accounts for up to 27percentage points of HAIs in

area from the assign-

ICUs (Rabello et. all, 2018). Rabello et al. (2018) concluded that using a 2

ment guidelines prac-

percent chlorhexidine mouth rinse during prophylactic mouth care activities

tice scenario. Summa-

"favored the prevention of VAP" in a systematic evaluation of 13 research tri-

rize why you believe

als. It is possible to reduce the number of infections by using more severe

the nursing practice

nursing practices and chlorhexidine washing.

problem/issue is the
most important. Summarize your rationale
(why) for choosing the

Clinical Nursing
PICOT Question

NR439 PICOT Worksheet 5/2019 ST

Chamberlain College of Nursing

NR439 PPE Worksheet

Among the 60 and above year-old pneumonia patients admitted in the
Using the NR439

intensive care unit (P), does the application of chlorhex...

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