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dc.contributor.authorChan, Ray
dc.contributor.authorNorthfield, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Alison
dc.contributor.authorRickard, Claire
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:25:08Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:25:08Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2014-04-14T23:49:32Z
dc.identifier.issn14412551
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/49343
dc.description.abstractBackground Greater research utilisation in cancer nursing practice is needed in Australia in order to provide well-informed and effective nursing care to people affected by cancer. This paper reports the implementation of evidence-based practice in a tertiary cancer care centre. Methods Using a case report design, this paper reports on the use of the Collaborative Model for Evidence-Based Practice in an Australian tertiary cancer care centre. The clinical case describes the uptake of routine application of chlorhexidine-impregnated sponge dressings for preventing centrally inserted catheter-related bloodstream infections - a common problem in people with cancer. The processes that resulted in a service-wide practice change are described. Results This model was considered a feasible method for successful research utilisation. In this case report, the chlorhexidineimpregnated sponge dressings were introduced in the tertiary cancer care centre with the aim of reducing the incidence of centrally inserted catheter-related bloodstream infections and potentially improving patient health outcomes. Conclusion The collaborative model is feasible and effective for implementing clinical evidence into cancer nursing practice. The successful implementation of evidence-based practice in cancer care centres requires cancer nurses and health administrators to ensure a supportive infrastructure and environment for clinical inquiry and research utilisation.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge Media
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttps://journals.cambridgemedia.com.au/ajcn
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom10
dc.relation.ispartofpageto15
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOncology and Carcinogenesis
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111003
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1112
dc.titleUsing the collaborative evidence-based practice model: A systematic review and uptake of chlorhexidine-impregnated sponge dressings on central venous access devices in a tertiary cancer care centre
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 Cancer Nurses Society of Australia. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2012
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gro.griffith.authorChan, Ray
gro.griffith.authorRickard, Claire


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