Uses of Statistical Information
As the context of health care is changing due to the pharmaceutical services and technological advances, nurses and other health care professionals need to be prepared to respond in knowledgeable and practical ways. Health information is very often explained in statistical terms for making it concise and understandable. Statistics plays a vitally important role in the research. Statistics help to answer important research questions and it is the answers to such questions that further our understanding of the field and provide for academic study. It is required the researcher to have an understanding of what tools are suitable for a particular research study. It is essential for healthcare professionals to have a basic understanding of basic concepts of statistics as it enables them to read and evaluate reports and other literature and to take independent research investigations by selecting the most appropriate statistical test for their problems (Current, 2012). Statistics can be used in postpartum to help with infection control. Postpartum infections comprise a wide range of entities that can occur after vaginal and cesarean delivery or during breastfeeding. In addition to trauma sustained during the birth process or cesarean procedure, physiologic changes during pregnancy contribute to the development of postpartum infections. The typical pain that many women feel in the immediate postpartum period also makes it difficult to discern postpartum infection from postpartum pain (Wong, 1994-2013). One way statistics is used on the postpartum unit is by the evidence of fever. Signs of fever are usually treated as a sign of infection by the health care provider. Monthly audits are done on the facility to evaluate how many mothers acquired a fever with signs of infection after delivery. During the monthly Obstetrics and Gynecology meetings, the report is presented and interventions are presented to reduce the rate of infections....
References: Current. (2012). Basic Statistical Concepts for Nurses. Retrieved from
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