ArticleEvidence-Based Practice and Heat Loss Prevention in Trauma PatientsHayes, Janice S. PhD, RN; Tyler-Ball, Suzette RN BHSA; Cohen, Sharon S. RN, MSN, CEN, CCRN; Eckes-Roper, Jeanne RN, BSPA-HCA; Puente, Ivan MD, FACSAuthor Information Trauma Nurse Researcher; Division of Trauma Services; Broward General Medical Center; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Professor; Florida Atlantic University; Davie, Florida Quality Management Specialist Trauma Clinical Nurse Specialist Program Manager of Trauma Services Medical Director of Trauma Services; Division of Trauma Services; Broward General Medical Center; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Journal of Nursing Care Quality: July 2002 - Volume 16 - Issue 4 - p 13-16 Buy Abstract This article describes a quality management process used to develop an evidence-based protocol for heat loss prevention in trauma patients. The quality management tool applied was the ADDIE process (Assess the problem, Determine the root cause, Design a solution, Implement the solution, and Evaluate the outcome). Use of this process required multiple applications and resulted in the identification of a multifactorial root cause. Ongoing changes and additions to the action plans were implemented. © 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.