Running head: LITERATURE SEARCH PAPER
Literature Search Paper Misty S. Davis The University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing
Literature Search Paper
Literature Search Paper Research allows an individual to investigate a subject in order to discover facts and theories. The facts learned from the research are applied to his or her everyday use. There are various databases found that assists with research, however not all provide researched and scientific data. As a baccalaureateprepared nurse, it is critical to use a database that provides scientific data in means of articles and journals. The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Applied Health (CINAHL) is a comprehensive database search engine that provides a wealth of scientific citable lietrature on a number of topics one may choose to research. Health Problem Health care associated infections are on the rise. Health care associated infections affect patients worldwide every year. As an unintended result of seeking care, the infections lead to more serious illnesses, prolong hospital stays, and can even induce long-term disability. The transmission of pathogens occurs mainly through the hands of contaminated health care workers. Routine hand hygiene is a simple and effective practice for reducing or eliminating infections. Both Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) are major nosocomial pathogens found in many hospitals. Each pathogen has its own regimen for appropriate hand hygiene that must be followed. There is a critical need for education followed by compliance in the United States health care system. Keyword Search After logging in CINHAL, my research process began. I began with entering “hand hygiene” as the “keyword” search. I entered this as I was using the basic keyword search approach. Immediately there were 817 articles found. A short view of the citations and clicking on the abstract of some,...