This article focuses on adopting an intervention consisting of independent nurse-driven rounds led by a nursing coordinator who would educate and coach nursing staff as well as regular track and report outcome measures. The intervention focused on driving down HAIs and promoting appropriate antimicrobial use through antimicrobial stewardship (Ha et al., 2019). The source emphasizes anti-microbial stewardship and infection prevention but deemphasizes comprehensive measures and protocols. There is some bias present that seeks to promote antibacterial stewardship over other aggressive means of treating infection, but it seeks to balance that with preventive measures aimed at reducing bacterial resistance. No noticeable information was omitted in the study.
The evidence does support the author’s intervention, as across the board, including central line infections, saw a significant decrease post-intervention. The take-home message of this study is that a nurse-driven bedside intervention can be useful in the reduction of hospital-acquired infections through antimicrobial stewardship. This can be useful for my study by emphasizing nurse-driven education in the context of the intervention instead of simple lectures; the bedside approach with a nursing leader can be effective in educating and promoting competent practices as well.
Ha, D. R., Forte, M. B., Olans, R. D., Oolong, K., Olans, R. N., Gluckstein, D. P., Kullar, R., Desai, M., Catipon, N., Ancheta, V., Lira, D., Khattak, Y., Legge, J., Nguyen, K. B., Chan, S., Mourani, J., & McKinnell, J. A. (2019). A Multidisciplinary approach to incorporate bedside nurses into antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 45(9), 600–605.