Review your problem or issue and the study materials to formulate a PICOT question for your capstone project change proposal. A PICOT question starts with a designated patient population in a particular clinical area and identifies clinical problems or issues that arise from clinical care. The intervention used to address the problem must be a nursing practice intervention. Include a comparison of the nursing intervention to a patient population not currently receiving the nursing intervention, and specify the timeframe needed to implement the change process. Formulate a PICOT question using the PICOT format (provided in the assigned readings) that addresses the clinical nursing problem.
The PICOT question will provide a framework for your capstone project change proposal.
In a paper of 500-750 words, clearly identify the clinical problem and how it can result in a positive patient outcome.
Describe the problem in the PICOT question as it relates to the following:
Health care agency
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
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Preexisting respiratory diseases and clinical outcomes in COVID-19: a multihospital cohort study on predominantly African American population Prateek Lohia1* , Kalyan Sreeram1, Paul Nguyen1, Anita Choudhary1, Suman Khicher1, Hossein Yarandi2, Shweta Kapur2 and M. Safwan Badr1
Abstract Background: Comorbidities play a key role in severe disease outcomes in COVID-19 patients. However, the literature on preexisting respiratory diseases and COVID-19, accounting for other possible confounders, is limited. The primary objective of this study was to determine the association between preexisting respiratory diseases and severe disease outcomes among COVID-19 patients. Secondary aim was to investigate any correlation between smoking and clinical outcomes in COVID-19 patients.
Methods: This is a multihospital retrospective cohort study on 1871 adult patients between March 10, 2020, and June 30, 2020, with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. The main outcomes of the study were severe disease outcomes i.e. mortality, need for mechanical ventilation, and intensive care unit (ICU) admission. During statistical analysis, possible confounders such as age, sex, race, BMI, and comorbidities including, hypertension, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes, any history of cancer and prior liver disease, chronic kidney disease, end- stage renal disease on dialysis, hyperlipidemia and history of prior stroke, were accounted for.
Results: A total of 1871 patients (mean (SD) age, 64.11 (16) years; 965(51.6%) males; 1494 (79.9%) African Americans; 809 (43.2%) with ≥ 3 comorbidities) were included in the study. During their stay at the hospital, 613 patients (32.8%) died, 489 (26.1%) needed mechanical ventilation, and 592 (31.6%) required ICU admission. In fully adjusted models, patients with preexisting respiratory diseases had significantly higher mortality (adjusted Odds ratio (aOR), 1.36; 95% CI, 1.08–1.72; p = 0.01), higher rate of ICU admission (aOR, 1.34; 95% CI, 1.07–1.68; p = 0.009) and increased need for mechanical ventilation (aOR, 1.36; 95% CI, 1.07–1.72; p = 0.01). Additionally, patients with a history of smoking had significantly higher need for ICU admission (aOR, 1.25; 95% CI, 1.01–1.55; p = 0.03) in fully adjusted models. Conclusion: Preexisting respiratory diseases are an important predictor for mortality and severe disease outcomes, in COVID-19 patients. These results can help facilitate efficient resource allocation for critical care services. Evidence-based solution Nursing intervention DQ 6
Keywords: COVID-19, Mechanical ventilation, Intensive care, Smoking, tobacco, Mortality
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Introduction Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has infected close to 55.6 million people worldwide and resulted in more than 1.34 million deaths as of late-Novem- ber 2020. In the United States (US) alone, more than 11.6 million people have been infected and 250,000
*Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org 1 Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, 4201 St Antoine, Detroit, MI UHC 5C, USA Full list of author information is available at the end of the article Evidence-based solution Nursing intervention DQ 6
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