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The feasibility of a research question must be pragmatically examined. Regardless of how significant or researchable a question may be, pragmatic considerations such as time, availability of subjects, facilities, equipment, and money, experience of the researcher, and any ethical considerations may cause the researcher to decide that the question is inappropriate because it lacks feasibility. Through your clinical rotation you have been able to observe current interventions or procedures that differ from what you have read in your textbooks or are being taught in this program. This is the ever present dilemma of the time that it takes to translating research into practice. Likely you have developed clinical questions regarding the effectiveness or usefulness of certain interventions/ treatments to another or the gold standard. Think of a time during your most recent clinical and consider the feasibility of researching the topics below. Then present discuss the pros/cons and which study would be more feasible on that unit. For part 2 of this assignment you should provide a substantive response to 1 of your peers post.

  • Rates of hand washing by CNAs on the unit
  • Rate of self-turning by patients on the unit (how many times per hour are patients turning themselves)
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