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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159836
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Testing an evidence-based protocol: Hydration management in long term care
Abstract:
Testing an evidence-based protocol: Hydration management in long term care
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2000
Author:Mentes, J.
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa College of Nursing
Title:
Contact Address:200 Hawkins Drive, T-100 GH, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA
Purpose: To discuss the process of developing, testing, and revising evidence-based protocols (EBPs) using the Hydration Management Protocol (HMP) developed by the University of Iowa College of Nursing Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center, as an example. Conceptual Framework: The Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice was used as the conceptual framework for this study. Method: A historical review of the development of the HMP will be presented along with data analysis from the actual testing of the protocol in four long-term care (LTC) settings in Iowa. Results: Preliminary testing of the HMP in two pilot facilities has demonstrated promising clinical utility. Results suggest that the HMP needs to be administered for a prescribed period of time before it is effective. Content analysis of staff feedback suggested several areas for improving the HMP; specifically that HMP interventions need to be simple and should be incorporated into already established care routines. Urine color readings and specific gravity readings were significantly correlated and related to trends of fluid intake. More extensive testing of the HMP at two additional facilities is in progress. Conclusions: The systematic development and testing of EBPs are essential to the validation of clinical nursing interventions and improved patient outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTesting an evidence-based protocol: Hydration management in long term careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159836-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Testing an evidence-based protocol: Hydration management in long term care</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2000</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mentes, J.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value"> </td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">200 Hawkins Drive, T-100 GH, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value"> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To discuss the process of developing, testing, and revising evidence-based protocols (EBPs) using the Hydration Management Protocol (HMP) developed by the University of Iowa College of Nursing Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center, as an example. Conceptual Framework: The Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice was used as the conceptual framework for this study. Method: A historical review of the development of the HMP will be presented along with data analysis from the actual testing of the protocol in four long-term care (LTC) settings in Iowa. Results: Preliminary testing of the HMP in two pilot facilities has demonstrated promising clinical utility. Results suggest that the HMP needs to be administered for a prescribed period of time before it is effective. Content analysis of staff feedback suggested several areas for improving the HMP; specifically that HMP interventions need to be simple and should be incorporated into already established care routines. Urine color readings and specific gravity readings were significantly correlated and related to trends of fluid intake. More extensive testing of the HMP at two additional facilities is in progress. Conclusions: The systematic development and testing of EBPs are essential to the validation of clinical nursing interventions and improved patient outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:22:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:22:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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