Dorothy Troutman 4 posts Re: Topic 8 DQ 1 For my evidence-based project I will need to collect independent variables including the nurses’ response to whether they are more comfortable recognizing and treating hemorrhage. Additionally, I must collect data on the dependent variables including hemorrhage rate and transfusion rate. I will evaluate if the nurses’ improved comfort level in recognizing and treating hemorrhage decreases the rate of hemorrhage and rate of transfusion. It is important to remember that the dependent variable depends on another variable (the independent variable). We must understand the relationship between the two in order to understand the outcomes of research (L. Flannelly, K. Flannelly, and Jankowski, 2014). The goal of my project is to decrease the overall number of hemorrhages patients experience after giving birth, as well as to decrease the number of transfusions needed to treat hemorrhage. By decreasing the hemorrhage, and transfusion rates we will improve patient outcomes and decrease maternal morbidity. I plan to track hemorrhage rates post education and compare them to the pre-education hemorrhage rates. I will do the same thing with transfusion rates.
Reference Flannelly, L. T., Flannelly, K. J., & Jankowski, K. R. B. (2014). Independent, dependent, and other variables in healthcare and chaplaincy research. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 20(4), 161–170. doi:10.1080/08854726.2014.959374