RUNNING HEAD: CRITIQUE OF EVIDENCE BASED ARTICLES
Critique of Evidence Based Nursing
Western Govenors University
May 26, 2011
Critique of Articles
The article by Schindler, (2011) was chosen because of the clinical relevance to direct patient care and patients acquiring pressure ulcer. The articile was retrieved and summarized in the graphic below. Further research was collected to evaluate other aspects of the same interventions and a annotated bibiliography was created. The evience was reviewed for relevance and synthesized as it relates to nursing practice and acquiring pressure ulcers.
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Reseach Report and Summary
|Article |Protecting fragile skin: nursing interventions to decrease development of pressure ulcers in pediatric intensive| | |care. | | |Christine A. Schindler,. (2011). Protecting fragile skin: nursing interventions to decrease development of | | |pressure ulcers in pediatric intensive care. American journal of critical care, 20 (1), 26-34. | |Background information |The authors purpose of the study is to describe and identify risk facots associated and determine the incidence | | |of pressure ulcers in critically ill and injured infants and children to compare the characteristics of | | |patients in whom pressure ulcers do and do not develop and to identify prevention strategies associated with a | | |lower incidence of pressure ulcers. The problems were clearly identified and easy to understand. A structured | | |abstract was present addressing the aims and objective, background, design, method, results and conclusion which| | |provided sufficient information regarding the study. | |Review of literature |The author used and referenced data dating back to March 2006 up until the year of December 2007. The variables | | |of the problem were concise and the cited literature adequately supported the methods and data analysis | | |procedures. Both theorectical and empirical literature was used to enhance the depth of the review. The | | |researchers provided enough information in their review of the literature that helped to build a case for the | | |importance of the study. | |Methodology |A qualitative descriptive design with a phenomenology survey design was used in this study. | |Data Analysis |The researcher analyzed data from information obtained from 5346 patients in pediatric intensive care units in | | |whom pressure ulcers did and did not develop were compared. Multiple logistics regression was used to determine | | |which prevention strategies were associated with less frequent development of pressure ulcers.variables were | | |carefully defined and valid measures were identified for each variable, which made it easy to evaluate it for | | |external and internal validity. | |Conclusion |The findings of the study revealed that the overall incidence of the pressure ulcers among critically ill | | |infants and children is greater than 10 %. The...