Appraisal for evidence based practice

Appraisal for evidence-based practice the research question and hypothesis When you begin to critically appraise a research study, consider the care the researcher takes when developing the research question or hypothesis; it is often representative of the overall conceptualization and design of the study. In a quantitative research study, the remainder of a study revolves… Continue reading Appraisal for evidence based practice

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Formulating a clinical question using the PICO format

Formulating a clinical question using the PICO format provides a focus that will guide an efficient electronic literature search. • Remember, the findings of one study on a topic do not provide sufficient evidence to support a change in practice. • The ability to critically appraise and synthesize the literature is essential to acquiring skills… Continue reading Formulating a clinical question using the PICO format

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Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature

Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. TABLE 3.3 Databases for Nursing Database Source CINAHAL PLUS with FULL TEXT (EBSCO) Full text database for nursing and allied health widely used by nursing and health care—a useful starting point (Source: https://health.ebsco.com/products/cinahl-plus- with-full-text) PubMed (MEDLINE) Provides free access to MEDLINE, NLM’s database of citations and abstracts… Continue reading Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature

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Foundations of public and community health nursing

Competency Describe the foundations of public and community health nursing. Scenario The faculty in your nursing program have asked senior nursing students to create an infographic to improve potential nursing students’ understanding of public and community health nursing. You are a senior nursing student who has just completed your community rotation. You are very excited… Continue reading Foundations of public and community health nursing

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Patient Background Information and Assessment

Complex Patient Case Study Note James Flemer Patient Background Information and Assessment Case Study Question : A 53-year-old African American man is in for follow up of his elevated blood pressure. He was seen last week in your office for a Department of Transportation commercial driver’s examination where his blood pressure was 176/92. Subjective questioning is… Continue reading Patient Background Information and Assessment

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