Interpret research, bringing the nursing perspective, alongside perspectives of their administrative colleagues, for policy makers and stakeholders.
Consider the following scenario:
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, state Governors took significant steps to protect residents, including the most vulnerable populations, nursing home residents. In Oklahoma, Governor Kevin Stitt issued policy which required any “staffer” entering a nursing home to produce a negative COVID-19 test result.
Place yourself in the role of a nursing home administrator in this situation, and respond to the following:
What are the gaps in this policy? (Policy is italicized above).
Does scientific evidence support this approach? Why or why not?
Because this is mandated by the state, your facility must comply. Briefly explain how you will ensure compliance, while maintaining integrity of evidence-based practice.
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.