Examples and anecdotes, please, for EBP.

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    I am in the midst of a school project and am wondering if anyone would be so kind as to offer examples of things you have seen change due to evidence-based practice? (Perhaps things that were changed even before evidence-based practice was named evidence-based practice?) I would also like any anecdotal information on how these things have changed your work environment for the better, or worse.

    Thank you, very much!

    Miss Chybil
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    When the literature came out that using saline down an artificial airway for suctioning was a bad practice, we stopped doing it.
    We have added using biopatch and chlorhexidine in central line management due to EBP.
    We keep the HOB elevated on vent patients due to EBP.
    Etc

    Sue
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    Thank you, Bwick! My group has to make a presentation to the class on EBP and I'm hoping we can make it more interesting with examples.
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    mys hospital recently introduced a policy that for people on routine obs that temps be taken between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs as a study done showed that if a pt is going to spike a temp they will be more likely to do so in that two hour period!
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    mys hospital recently introduced a policy that for people on routine obs that temps be taken between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs as a study done showed that if a pt is going to spike a temp they will be more likely to do so in that two hour period!
    Wow, that's interesting. I wonder why that is? Would you happen to know the name of the study, or have a suggestion on how I should search for it online?

    Thank you, very much!


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