Assessment 01 – Locating Credible Databases and Research
Create a 2-4 page resource that will describe databases that are relevant to EBP around one of the diagnoses below and could be used to help a new hire nurse better engage in EBP.
Before you complete the instructions detailed in the courseroom, first select one of the diagnoses below. You will use this diagnosis in Assessments #2 and #3.
• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): A chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs.
o Interventions: Bronchodilators, corticosteroids, pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy, and smoking cessation.
o Keywords: Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, spirometry, respiratory failure, inhalers.
• Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI): Commonly known as a heart attack, it occurs when blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked.
o Interventions: Oxygen therapy, nitroglycerin, aspirin, beta-blockers, angioplasty, and patient education on lifestyle modifications.
o Keywords: Heart attack, coronary artery disease, EKG changes, troponin levels, cardiac catheterization.
• Stroke: A condition where blood flow to a part of the brain is cut off, leading to brain cell death.
o Interventions: Thrombolytic therapy, anticoagulants, physical therapy, speech therapy, and swallow evaluation.
o Keywords: Ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, transient ischemic attack, aphasia, neurologic deficits.