I NEED A LOGIC MODEL VISUAL DIAGRAM WITH EXPLANATION TO EXPLAIN HOW IT WILL WORK AS IS WRITTEN BELOW IN THE PROPOSAL. Below is the logic model framework.
Evidence-based practice will provide the roadmap for this doctoral project. The need to have evidence-based practice in healthcare is to guide healthcare professionals based on the latest evidence and scientific development based on research. The evidence-based in this project is the use of adhesive transparent chlorohexidine gluconate Tegaderm to decrease the central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) rate. The practice-based evidence enables the clinicians or healthcare professionals to generate knowledge from practice and research. The practice-based concept enables the clinicians to integrate clinical experience and research evidence to make a sound clinical judgment when caring for patients with a central venous catheter to reduce the CLABSI (McEwen et al., 2014)
Reducing the rate of healthcare-acquired infection is an essential aspect of nursing practice. Reducing HAI does not only avoid the healthcare burden but also reduce the mortality and morbidity of the patients. In this project, the Logic Model will serve as a theoretical framework towards the systematic review of how CHG central line dressing can reduce the rate of CLABSIs compared to the standard bio patch dressings. Logic Models also are known as Roadmap, Theory of change, or Model of change is a graphic depiction that represents the activities and the intended outcomes of the program. It will help the student to articulate the current situation of CLABSIs and how a different intervention that is not currently being practiced can contribute to the reduction of CLABSIs (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d.). The use of Logic model will help to provide a visual approach for the project by aiding in identifying the flow of the project, the goals, resources or inputs to meet the goals of the project, the output needed to complete the goals, the project outcomes and the impacts of the project (Kettner, Moroney & Martin, 2017).
The advantages of using Logic models in the systematic review of the literature are because they aid in helping the reviewer to think critically during the review process. It also assists in identifying the inclusion and exclusion criteria, and guide how to research the literature. Logic models aid in defining the outcomes of the review, identifying the mediating and moderating factors, and disseminate the findings once the study completed. The use of logic models in the systematic review of literature will help to articulate how the intervention of CHG Tegaderm dressing can help decrease the rate of CLABSI in the acutely ill patients. They help to explain how intervention effects a change (Kneale, Thomas & Harris, 2015).
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