An evidence-based proposal for changing practice in the treatment of acute ankle sprains: the introduction of an ankle support for ankle sprains in the emergency department

Halliday, Leslie-Anne (2017) An evidence-based proposal for changing practice in the treatment of acute ankle sprains: the introduction of an ankle support for ankle sprains in the emergency department. Masters thesis, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

This dissertation provides a critique and critical discussion around relevant literature revealing evidence to support a change in practice. There is sufficient evidence to support the introduction of an Aircast ankle support in the treatment of lateral ankle sprains (Kerkhoffs et al. (2003); Peterson et al. (2013); Lamb et al. (2009); and Boyce, Quigley and Campbell (2005)). The change process is described and supported by an in-depth discussion on the underpinning theories. The use of Lippits model (Mitchell, 2013) provides the reader with a comprehensive vision of the implementation process of the proposed change. Finally, a planned evaluation utilising formative, summative and process evaluation aims to demonstrate the success of the implementation and whether or not there has been a positive impact on patient care.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Nursing, Health and Professional Practice
Additional Information: Dissertation submitted in part fulfilment of MSc Advanced Clinical Practice.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 08:45
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 11:59
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3289

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