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Foundation of Evidence for Nursing PracticeInfection Control
IntroductionThe essay is based on the ability to implement various critical appraisal tools for the criticalappraisal evaluation of the selected peer reviewed articles. The article which have beenselected for evaluation will focused on infection control. In the nursing practice, the critiqueof article has become significant as provides critical evaluation through intensive analysis ofan article, which involves giving a brief summary of the article. The essay focused onexploring an article on infection control because the issues of infection-related deaths hasbeen on a steady increase both in the UK and around the globe since the data provided byNICE (2014) identified that over 301,000 patients acquired an infection within the healthcaresetting in England. However, this figure outlines the significance of effective infectionprevention (NICE, 2014). The Qualitative appraisal checklist from CASP has been used as acritical appraisal tool for the qualitative research article.The first section of the essay provides a summary of the key points that would be discussedas well as how the essay would be structured and the reason the selected topic in significantin the healthcare sector. Subsequent section discusses the details of the CASP tool checklistin relation to the selected topicas well as why the tool is chosen for the critical appraisal ofthe research articles.BackgroundIn healthcare sector, evidence-based practice is considered as the critical appraisal and theuse of available evidence to initiate effective and safety practice that results in positivepatient-related outcomes (Linsley et al., 2019). In nursing practice, evidence-based practiceis highly recognised because it enables nurses and other healthcare professionals toeffectively support patients (Christenbery, 2017). The concept of infection prevention andcontrol has attracted significant attention from wide range of bodies such as regulators,academic institutions, policy makers and healthcare practitioners. Existing evidence suggeststhe significance of developing effective prevention approach, but the practice impact ofvarious research studies on effective infection prevention and control is still limited (Al-Khawaldeh et al., 2015). Consequently, the need to develop effective practices and strategiesto successfully prevent and control infection in line with the evidence-based practice isnecessary (Christenbery, 2017)
The critical appraisal tool used to critique the selected research article is the CASP Checklist.The rational for the critical appraisal can be found in the notion an evidence-based nursingpractice which recommends that decisions and actions should be underpinned by existingresearch evidence (Christenbery, 2017). Considering that the value of the practicalimplication that is retrieved from various studies is influenced by the researchmethodologies, the critical appraisal process enables the examination of the research design

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