As a nurse in a leadership role on a surgical floor, you and some of your colleagues have begun to question some of the routine perioperative procedures that are conducted. You wonder whether the procedures have a basis in research. In order to improve quality of care, you decide to undertake an evidence-based project to determine the basis for the procedures, any suggested changes, and possible barriers to implementation of a revised clinical practice guideline.
A. Select a perioperative procedure (e.g., routine shaving of the surgical site) that you would commonly find on a surgical floor.
1. Describe the process or procedure you have chosen and why you think it needs change.
2. Based on your initial investigation of the situation, do the following:
Note: You will need to ask hospital personnel.
a. Explain who determined the basis for the practice.
b. Explain the rationale for making the decision for the procedure.
c. Explain why the practice is performed this way.