The Evidence-Based Presentation

Pick a topic for the Evidence-Based Presentation and identify one new practice change related to that topic that is not already a standard of care. For example, before it was understood that the degrees of the head of a patient’s bed in immobile patients directly contributed to pneumonia rates, research was done to identify a range of 30 to 45 degrees. Before it was a standard of care, quality improvement projects focused on this practice change. An example in psychiatry might be short CBT bursts added to psychiatry sessions to improve patient mindfulness. This is not already common practice but is shown to be very effective.

Select at least six current original research articles published within the last five years to support your chosen practice change.