Advancing Nursing Practice
Why is evidence-based practice (EBP) important to the nursing profession? Discuss how evidence-based practice is being integrated into clinical practice. Provide an example from your nursing practice, experiences, or the literatureWhat are clinical guidelines and why are they important to clinical nursing practice? How do you believe the use of evidence-based practice and clinical guidelines are changing nursing practice? In what ways do patients benefit from the use of EBP? Reply to other students (at least two) and describe your current practice related to their clinical question and evidence-based practice findings/conclusions
Discussion 5.2: Nursing Home Compare
Go to the Medicare.gov website (http://www.medicare.gov/) and search under the Quality Care Finder for Nursing Home Compare – type in your zip code (76549)Detail the results you found for 5 nursing facilities in your area and how they compared based on the overall rating, health inspections, staffing, and quality measures. Do you believe this an accurate snapshot comparing facilities in your area? Would this information impact where you might place a loved one if he/she needed skilled nursing care? How do you think this tool would impact quality improvement within nursing facilities?