Assessment: Using evidence to inform clinical decision-making
In this assessment, you demonstrate that you can provide an evidence-based conclusion to an uncertain clinical situation. It requires you to search for relevant research, understand levels of evidence, consider the quality of evidence, present the summary of each article, interpret their findings, and reach a conclusion based on your reviewed evidence.
You have been provided with three clinical scenarios. Each scenario indicates an area of clinical uncertainty. Select a scenario that interests you and using your evidenced based practice skills answer the question that follows.
” level of the evidence, quality of the evidence, relevance ” is to use good search strategies, articles that are based on RCT or Systametic Review ” an excellent understanding of evidence” this means that the paper should contain the understanding and good explanation of confidence intervals from the article (this has the most marks) Also focus on the outcomes of your PICO question .
In the course of your clinical placement in a surgical ward, you noted inconsistency in wound care. While some nurses use a sterile technique, others employ a clean dressing change technique.
Is clean wound dressing a safe option for dressing of surgical wounds?
You are working on a hospital ward where you encounter stroke patients. You notice that some doctors order compression stockings for prevention of deep venous thrombosis while others not.
Should antithrombotic stockings be routinely used for patients with stroke or not?