Discussion: Clinical Practice Guidelines
To revise a paper that demonstrates to the reader that the writer can identify recommendations for oral hygiene care nursing intervention in critically ill patients requiring ventilation in order to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia. Furthermore, the writer demonstrates the ability to deal with the challenges of developing evidence-based interventions as well as the difficulty of implementing these interventions in the practice setting.
The paper will be 8 pages long (2000 words), plus a title and reference page. Use the APA format (1 inch margins on all sides, double space, Times New Roman,12-point font).
Title page: Refer to your APA Manual to learn how to format an APA-style title page. Owl Purdue Writing Lab can also be useful; scroll down to Title Page for an example: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
Refer to your APA manual for a sample of proper reference page format; Owl Purdue Writing Lab can also be a useful resource.
Please follow APA style in terms of how initials and authors’ last names are placed, where periods and commas are placed, how the journal name and volume are italicized, how the issue number is not italicized but instead placed in parentheses, and how the doi number is listed.
Directions: Please read the THREE citations listed below the questions. I’d like you to answer the following questions in your 8-page paper:
How do these reports, which focus solely on oral hygiene care for critically ill patients as a measure to prevent ventilator-associated
pneumonia, confirm or call into question the use of oral hygiene as an effective nursing intervention?
What are our current understandings of effective nursing interventions for this patient population?
What do we not understand?
What are some of the outstanding questions?
Summarize the difficulties in identifying specific recommendations for practice.
What are some of the challenges that nurses face in practice as they try to implement these recommendations?
Citations to Review Before Completing the Revised Assignment
By clicking on the references below, you will be taken to the MSU,M library’s electronic resources page, where you will be asked to enter your Star Id# and password. You will be able to access the journal articles at that time.
A. M. Berry, P. M. Davidson, J. Masters, and K. Rolls (2007). A systematic review of the literature on oral hygiene practices for intensive care patients on mechanical ventilation. The American Journal of Critical Care Medicine, 16(6), 552+.
C. L. Cason, T. Tyner, S. Saunders, and L. Broome (2007). Nurses implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for ventilator-associated pneumonia. American Journal of Critical Care Medicine, 16(1), 28. http://ajcc.aacnjournals.org/content/16/1/28.full
Go to http://go.galegroup.com.ezproxy.mnsu.edu/ps/i.do?
You should proofread your paper. However, do not rely solely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part, and your grade will suffer as a result. Papers with a high number of misspelled words and grammatical errors will be penalized. Before submitting your paper, go over it in silence and then aloud, and make any necessary changes. It is often beneficial to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Uncorrected mistakes are preferable to handwritten corrections.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point typeface (10 to 12 characters per inch). Smaller or compressed type, as well as papers with narrow margins or single spacing, are difficult to read. It is preferable to allow your essay to exceed the recommended number of pages rather than attempting to compress it into fewer pages.
Large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are also unacceptable, waste trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced, and have a one-inch margin on all four sides of each page. When submitting hard copies, use white paper and print with dark ink. It will be difficult to follow your argument if it is difficult to read your essay.