Beyond the Workplace…
eye care basics.
Take good care of your eyes while at
Protect your eyes from harmful effects
of everyday exposure and wear & tear
by following these simple tips.
Prevent Damage: Wear sunglasses to
protect your eyes from harmful UVA &
UVB radiation. Sun exposure can increase
your risk for developing cataracts.
Prevent Injury: Wear protective eye
wear while engaging in contact sports or
doing simple home repairs.
Prevent Fatigue: Computers and other
devices can cause eye exhaustion, give
your eyes a brief break from the screen
every 20 minutes.
Prevent Infections: Wash your hands,
this is especially true if you wear contacts.
Be Proactive! Your eyes require care
just like the rest of your body.
✓ See your eye doctor annually.
American Academy of Ophthalmology (2020).
Preventing workplace eye injuries.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013). Eye
Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( n.d.)
Eye and face protection.
National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
(2019). Keep your eyes healthy.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(2013). Eye safety.
Workplace Eye Safety
Meg Dean MSN, RNC
You only have one pair;
take care to protect them!
How do work related eye
Penetration Injury – Small objects such as
staples/nails or scraps of wood/metal may
fly in the air and penetrate the eye causing
permanent damage, even loss of vision.
Scraping Injury – Tiny objects such as
dust, cement, wood chips or other
materials may blow through the air
causing a scrape to the surface of the eye.
Burns – Splashing of chemicals or ejection
of welding sparks can cause burns to the
eyes and face.
Contaminates – Droplets (from an
infected cough) or splashes of bodily fluids
(such as blood or urine) can enter the eyes
and be a source of disease development.
How to Prevent Injury/Exposure
In 2 Simple Steps
Step 1: Know what the possible
exposures and risks are within your
o Chemicals (know where to find the MSDS sheets)
o Flying particles or other hazards
o Blood or other bodily fluids
o Tools that slip or are prone to error
“Thousands of people are
blinded each year from
work-related eye injuries
that could have been
prevented with the proper
selection and use of eye and
face protection.” OSHA
Step 2: Wear EYE Protection!
• Choose the RIGHT eye protection
for you & your job.
• Wear it 100% of the time, when
there is a risk of exposure or injury.
In case of EMERGENCY
Know where your emergency eye
wash station is and how to use it!
✓ Flush your eyes, as directed.
✓ Seek medical care immediately!
Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences
NUR 202 EBP Brochure Guideline
EBP Brochure Requirements
· Focuses on a clinical problem/issue or a nursing concept that addresses a nursing issue
· Contains a nursing emphasis, significance, relevance and application
· Incorporates applicability to the TCNHS BSN-Program Outcomes
· Includes an in-depth examination of peer-reviewed nursing literature, practice guidelines, standards, evidence-based practice, etc.
· Incorporates information from a minimum of 3 current resources (5 to 7 years for academic journals) may include classic literature as applicable
· Improves or enhances nursing functions, practice, intervention
· Improves quality, outcomes, best practice for patients
· Encompasses information based on evidence
· Constructs strategies for enhancing nursing practice
· Reflects creativity and innovation
· May build on the student’s previous work, but reflects additional significant investigation and enquiry in NUR 202 on this topic
· Meets the criteria for development as identified on the grading tool.
Examples of Clinical Topics
All Topics Must Be Examined from a Nursing Perspective
1. Advanced Directives: Nurse’s Role in Supporting Patient Decisions
2. Alarm fatigue, innovations to alert nurses to serious warning
3. Antibiotic Stewardship
4. Baby Friendly Hospital
5. Breast feeding: Innovative Approaches to Promote Breast Feeding, Specific Populations
6. Changing a culture care practice
7. Chlorhexidine (CHG) bathing of infants to prevent bloodstream infections
8. Compassion Fatigue
9. Computerized provider order entry, benefits and challenges
10. Criteria for inclusion of clinical practice guidelines, what should be included
11. Culture of safety: National Patient Safety Goals and application
12. Decolonization of patients with Chlorhexidine (CHG) to reduce hospital acquired infections
13. Delirium Dangers in the ICU
14. Detection and Management of Alcohol Withdrawal in the Hospitalized Patient (Non-Mental Health Areas of Hospital)
15. Developmental care in the NICU
16. Disaster preparedness
17. Emergency Departments: Readiness to Care for Children
18. Emergency Severity Index (ESI) usage, identification of priorities in the ER
19. Emerging specialized nursing roles, filling gaps in provision of health care
20. EMTALA laws, transferring of patients to facilities
21. Enhancing Behavioral Health Services for Veterans
22. Facilitating family presence during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (including neonate resuscitation)
23. Fall prevention, new strategies adult
24. Fall prevention, new strategies infants
25. Forensic Nursing (excluding SANE nursing), applications and future trends
26. Forensic Nursing, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner SANE nursing
27. Genetics and Genomic applications for nursing (ethical issues, nurse application, newborn screening and testing)
28. Gestational Diabetes: Challenges for Management and New Trends
29. Glycemic Control of hospitalized patients
30. Health care literacy and patient outcomes adult, strategies
31. Health care literacy and patient outcomes children, strategies
32. Health Coaches, bridging the gap between hospital and home
33. High Risk Labor – Transfer Criteria/Nursing Care and Decision Making
34. Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (HAP) Bundle new innovations
35. Improving the Care of Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Women: New Trends and Issues in Contraceptive Use
36. Improving the Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People: Strategies for Culturally Competent, Patient Centered Care
37. Informatics in Nursing, applications and future trends
38. Injury Risk Nurses: Occupational Injuries from Lifting
39. Injury Risk Nurses: Overtime, night shift
40. Joint Commission Purpose, Key Initiatives and Nursing Role
41. Language Interpretation Innovations
42. Late Premature Newborn Care
43. Management of Obstetrical Emergencies in the ER – nursing care and decision making
44. Mandatory Overtime and Safe Staffing
45. Maternal Newborn Skin to Skin Contact Following Birth; Advantages, Challenges
46. Minority Recruitment in Nursing
47. Music therapy
48. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Nursing Assessment and Care
49. Nurse-managed health care clinics, nurse practitioner role
50. Nursing Ethics for the 21st Century
51. Obese Patient Stigma – Nurse Perceptions
52. Pain management in specific client populations (examples: chronic pain, cancer pain, pediatric pain)
53. Parents and newborn co-bedding practices in specific population, reducing infant deaths
54. Pediatric in-patient hospitalizations, stress of hospitalization
55. Postpartum depression, recognition and management strategies
56. Pressure ulcer prevention in the operating room
57. Pressure ulcer prevention new innovations
58. Preterm Labor: Management Strategies and Nursing Care
59. Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) Bundle new innovations
60. Preventing rehospitalization, chronic disease management (COPD)
61. Preventing rehospitalization, chronic disease management (diabetes)
62. Preventing rehospitalization, chronic disease management (mental health)
63. Preventing re-hospitalizations, chronic disease management (HF)
64. Prevention of Surgical Site Infections in the OR
65. Proactive Risk Assessment of Surgical Infections in Ambulatory Surgical Centers (Probablistic Risk Assessment ST-PRA)
66. PTSD and Veterans; recognition and treatment in the hospital setting
67. Quality of care in safety-net and non-safety-net hospitals compared
68. Reducing Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections with Probiotics
69. Reducing hospital acquired infections (HAI) in the neutropenic patient/neutropenic precautions
70. Reducing hospital acquired infections (HAI) such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
71. Reducing infection transmission, new innovations
72. Sepsis Bundle, early recognition and treatment
73. Sepsis Detection and Treatment in Newborns
74. Sleep deprivation experienced by patients in Intensive Care Units, physiological and psychological consequences
76. The Affordable Care Act and implications for nursing practice
77. Trauma centers, mortality and major complication reductions
78. Trauma Informed Care (Behavioral Health)
79. Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) Bundle new innovations
80. Workplace Incivility/Bullying
81. Workplace Violence: Prevention and Dealing with Emergent Situations
Procedure for Securing Topic of EPB Brochure Clinical Problem
· The student will identify a clinical problem of interest. These may be from the list above or other possible clinical problems. The course or clinical coordinator may be consulted about possible alternative clinical problems.
· For students submitting a request to “create their own” nursing topic, please provide rationale for your choice with a summary of the topic being explored and its relation to nursing practice. (If an alternative topic is desired, the student needs to consult the course/clinical coordinator by college email no later than 3/29/21 to allow for approval of topic.)
· The student will claim their topic by editing the Wiki page located in the Clinical Assignment folder in the NUR 202 Blackboard course no later than 4/6/21.
· Only one student in the class will be allowed to research and develop a specific clinical problem, no duplication of topics will be allowed.
Grading Rubric for EBP Brochure
The brochure communicates ideas/information directly related to the assigned title. There is ONE THEME for the brochure
TECHNICAL QUALITY of visuals provides optimal visualization of information
· Include 4-6 visuals (pictures, quotes, graphics, etc)
· Logically organized in a way that promotes learning
The brochure CORRRECLTY IDENTIFIES required information to support the theme. (material is well organized)
· When printed it should be front to back (6 frames) with the cover being simple yet eye catching.
· Cover should simply have the title/topic with an appropriate design or graphic to grab the reader’s attention
· When printing, print front-back flipping on short edge)
Subjects provides information or education on a topic of GENERAL INTERSET or Practical Value to students and colleagues
· What does another student or nurse need to know about your topic?
· Do not go into deep detail but keep it simple yet meaningful
The data presented is FACTUAL and ACCURATE (content supports theme)
· No intext citations should be used. Keep references to the back page
· Student name is on the back page.
· Do not use Wikipedia or other nonprofessional references.
· Accredited websites may be used such as World Health Organization, CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics, etc.
· Pictures and graphics should be appropriate and professional.
Brochure demonstrates ORGINALITY in thought or presentation.
· Be creative.
· No direct quotes, unless properly cited.
· Safe Assign will be used to evaluate originality
There is evidence of RESEARCH providing information on subject matter. (all material properly cited, minimum of 3 resources)
· Evidence Based.
· One reference must be a NURSING article
Correct and appropriate TERMINOLOGY is employed. Grammar, punctuation, spelling, and APA formatting (for references) are correct.
· APA formatting is required for references on the back page.
· Students do NOT need to double space or provide a hanging indent for this assignment (due to formatting issues)
The brochure can be easily understood in a maximum of THREE MINUTES.
· Avoid being too wordy. Keep it simple and direct.
· Content included should capture the important concepts of the topic
Overall impression, exhibit is PROFESSIONAL, ATTRACTIVE, & CONCISE (trifold brochure format is used, is creative & eye-catching)
· Colors/themes should coincide with the content. Avoid overuse of colors or pictures as this can take away from the professional quality. Example; if your topic is end of life, the colors should be subdued and calming.
Participation in the Collegewide EBP Event
· Student will participate in the college wide event as directed in the virtual setting.
· After viewing other submissions, the student will complete a summary of learning by submitting a summary of learning document in the provided drop box.
· The form and drop box will become available in the NUR 202 Clinical Assignment folder after the college wide virtual event opens.