nursing interventions in adult health

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    Hello Nurses ,
    I also posted this in the student forums but have not gotten any responses yet. So thought I would try this thread. I have a paper due for my BSN class which is due this Wednesday. Tonight is the only time that I have to work on it because I work and have a child and have classes during the week. I am stuck on an idea for a topic. Once I have a topic, then I can quickly do the research and write the paper. Please if anyone has an idea please share.

    Here is the assignment: Select a nursing intervention related to an area of adult health dicussed in this course. For each area students should find 2 research articles that either support or discredit the identified nursing interventions. The research will be discussed in class and a 2-3 page summary will be submitted to the instructor.


    Ok, so 2-3 pages is not bad. But I can not think of any good topics. I spent all day saturday endlessly searching the internet and library catalogs. Please help!!
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    You're going at this all backwards. Start with picking the nursing intervention you're interested in, THEN do a search for the studies.

    Look over your class notes for an intervention or two that interests you. Because the assignment indicated for you to pick an intervention discussed in class, I can't really provide any ideas b/c they might not be ones you've discussed.
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    Picking a nursing intervention for that topic is quite vague. If that was my assignment, I'd do exactly as the prev poster suggested and browse through my notes for one that interested me. It kind of seems like the sky's the limit. If you're stuck for an idea of a nursing intervention, have a look at a care plan book or the NIC labels that apply to what you've covered in class.
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    Sorry about that... some of the topics we have discussed are the Nursing process in complex situations: Alterations in Oxygenation, ACS, Stroke, Trauma, Endocrine, and others.
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    Quote from pippylockstocking
    Sorry about that... some of the topics we have discussed are the Nursing process in complex situations: Alterations in Oxygenation, ACS, Stroke, Trauma, Endocrine, and others.
    Those are the areas of adult health, but they are not nursing interventions. Pick through your notes further.
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    Look at a couple of the different topics discussed in class (acs, stroke, whatever). Then pick an intervention associated with that topic ie..oxygen or asa for acs,c-collar for suspected traumas..kinda drawing a blank here but you get the general idea.If you look at your notes, find interventions for a specific process, then you should be able to find documentation that supports or discredits that intervention. Good luck.
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    I guess I should have been more specific. I know what interventions are. I have been an RN for 4 years. I just couldn't nail down a topic that interested me. At times, EVERYTHING interests me in one way or another. Then at other times, NOTHING is interesting. Ya know?

    I finally decided on this: Written Medication Instructions for the Older Adult
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    Thanks ) You were the most helpful. The ideas you gave were good, except that everytime I came up with a topic like you stated above (asa for acs) I would think that was a medical intervention, not so much a nursing intervention. Perhaps I was spending too much time "reading into" it. The c-collar for suspected trauma was a great idea too! I finally ended up going with Written Medication Instructions for the Older Adult.

    In our class we don't really take notes. LOL. It's hard to explain. There's only 4 of us and we all work together at the same hospital with our instructor. She's really cool.

    I was hoping to think of an intervention that could be discredited. Ya know, some old school nursing technique that is no longer valid. But I just couldn't think of anything... so we'll see how this turns out.
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    Pippy I think you picked a good topic. I'm probably a little late to get in on your conversation here but I was thinking about PVD and specifically in an acute case where there are complications with a clot and having an intervention on whether or not to ambulate them is a disputed topic.
    I know I'm being vague but it's an idea to explore if you still needed something else.
    Good luck with your paper.
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    Quote from pippylockstocking
    Thanks ) You were the most helpful. The ideas you gave were good, except that everytime I came up with a topic like you stated above (asa for acs) I would think that was a medical intervention, not so much a nursing intervention. Perhaps I was spending too much time "reading into" it. The c-collar for suspected trauma was a great idea too! I finally ended up going with Written Medication Instructions for the Older Adult.

    In our class we don't really take notes. LOL. It's hard to explain. There's only 4 of us and we all work together at the same hospital with our instructor. She's really cool.

    I was hoping to think of an intervention that could be discredited. Ya know, some old school nursing technique that is no longer valid. But I just couldn't think of anything... so we'll see how this turns out.
    Good luck..I didn't think about my ideas being more medical interventions but I guess they are lol.The only other thing that immediately comes to mind is clamping of Foleys with large outputs after they are inserted..I have seen that toyed around a lot and I bet you could find lots of disclaimers as to the benefit of that particular practice. Your topic sounds good though. Best wishes.


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