Now that you have identified your capstone change project, it is time to look at its feasibility.
- What tangible and intangible resources will be needed to implement your project?
- What improved outcomes do you anticipate will occur that could indicate the project produced a successful return on investment (ROI) of these resources?
- How will you communicate your plan for change with key decision makers so that they will support the allocation of the resources you are seeking?
- My change project is
Preventing central venous catheter-related infections
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K. (2016). Skin antisepsis for reducing central venous catheter-related
infections. Cochrane Database of
Systematic Reviews, (7), CD010140. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD010140.pub2.
My clinical Question asked using PICOT method is, In patients who are adults (population), how effective is skin antisepsis regimen (Intervention) as compared to no skin antisepsis (Comparison intervention) in controlling central venous catheter-related infections (Outcome) with time? Since the PICOT method stands for Population Intervention Comparison Outcome and Time, the intervention question is formulated as follows:Population- It could be children, adolescents, adults or the elderly. In this case, it is Adults with CVTIntervention: The method used for treatment. In this case, it is, skin antisepsis regimenComparison intervention: The method used to establish a comparison with the proposed method. In this case, it is no skin antisepsisOutcome: The results of treatment of the disorder or disease. In this case, it is, Controlling central venous catheter-related infectionsTime: With time The question on the use of antiseptic to reduce the susceptibility of patient contracting infections related to the central venous catheter is very critical in my current and future practice as a nurse. Since most patients admitted required blood transfusion, fluids, as well as medication to be injected into the body through the CVT, it is critical to identify whether in antiseptics are useful as an intervention strategy to control infections or not. The current gap that requires to be adequately filled in the determination of an intervention strategy that will be most effective in significantly reducing the patient contracting infections along the where the CVT is inserted into the patient’s body.