Review of Sources
American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Family Physicians. (2004). Clinical
Guidelines: Diagnosis and Treatment of Otitis Media. Retrieved August 13, 2013 from
The above source is a filtered source as it was taken from the website of the American
Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). It is appropriate to use in nursing clinical practice because
it discusses studies done that suggest that watchful waiting is appropriate when treating
uncomplicated cases of otitis media. The nurse can use this source to provide education to
the parents of these children. The classification of source is evidence-based guideline as it
contains many research articles and reviews them in a systematic way to give the clinician
recommendations. Block,S. L. (1997). Causative pathogens, antibiotic resistance, and therapeutic considerations in
acute otitis media. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 16, 449-456
This source is unfiltered as it was taken from the biomedical database OVID. It is
appropriate to use nursing practice as it discusses pathogens that have become antibiotic
resistant. It is becoming more common in the pediatric population to become antibiotic
resistant and education to the parents of unnecessary use of antibiotic is vital to avoid this
problem. The classification of source is Evidence Summary and contains a summary of
references and resources used to put together this journal. Kelley, P.E., Friedman, N., Johnson, C. (2007). Ear, Nose, and Throat. In W.W. Hay, M.J.
Levin, J.M. Sondheimer, & R.R. Deterding (Eds.), Current Pediatric Diagnosis and
Treatment (18th ed., pp 459-492). New York: Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill.
This source type is General Information as it was taken from a textbook. It is appropriate
to use in nursing practice because the nurse can use it to find background information
related to acute otitis media such as signs and symptoms, causes of AOM, and treatment...
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