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The availability of research supporting evidence-based practice can be both useful and overwhelming for critical care personal. Clinicians must critically evaluate research before attempting to put the findings into practice (Mary H. Peterson, 2014). Currently, AACN is the largest nursing organization and leader in the movement to improve patient care by applying the best scientific evidence (ACCN, 2009). In 1995, ACCN began to publish protocols for practice, an evidence-based resource for appropriate selection of patients, use and application of management principles, initial and ongoing monitoring, discontinuation of therapies or interventions and selected aspects of quality control (AACN, 2009). For example, one rehabilitation facility, where I worked, the unit manager had the habit of placing almost all the knee and hip replacement patient that came in for rehab on Hoyer lift unnecessarily upon admission until discharge. And it was a huge problem between the nursing staff, family members and therapy. The facility made plans to review their Hoyer lift policy with the unit manager and give Inservice education on the use of Hoyer lift to everyone, to sustain the change, including presentation of evidence-based of rehab patient during nursing and therapy orientation of competency requirements. The therapist in that facility now assess/evaluate each rehab patient to determine the use of Hoyer lift, for the quality of care.
Arnola RR. Bourgault AM, Halm MA, et al: Evidence-Based Practice Resource work group of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 2009 www.aacn.org
Mary H. Peterson 2014 Elsevier, Houston, Texas Critical Care Nurse