Walden Week 10 initial pst EBP.docx

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When conducting a research study, it is important to be able to weigh in on the evidence. After researchers collect data and analyze it using the appropriate statistical tests and analyses, they must formulate interpretations about what the data, statistics, and analyses indicate (Walden University, n.d.). The significance of a study design for subsequent quality, the reliability of the conclusions, and the ability to publish a study are often underestimated (Röhrig, du Prel, & Blettner, 2009). As nurses, it is imperative that we address and understand how researchers generate conclusions as we engage in evidence-based practice. The purpose of this discussion question is to examine an article from a previous literature review and describe the data and the results of any statistical tests or analyses presented in the article; explain how the researchers formulated their conclusion, any weaknesses in their analysis or conclusions, and offer at least one alternate interpretation of their data; and propose at least one additional research study that could be done to further investigate this research topic. Selected Article “Clinical Alarms in Intensive Care: Implications of Alarm Fatigue for the Safety of Patients” In the previous literature review, located in part two of the course project, the topic of focus is a phenomenon known as alarm fatigue. Recognizing the diverse medical equipment is vital in determining the type of alarm response. In a study conducted by Carla Bridi, Quinellato Louro, and Carlos Lyra da Silva (2014), the objective was to identify the number of electro-medical pieces of equipment in a coronary care unit, characterize their types, and analyze implications for the safety of patients from the perspective of alarm fatigue. The researchers used a quantitative, observational,
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descriptive, non-participatory study that recognized the various alarms within a 40-hour period on two different days. The results and data analysis are considered in an approach intended to provide efficient reliability of the study. According to Laureate Education (2012), “After successfully completing a study or project, nurse researchers must carefully weight the
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  • Fall '16
  • Intensive care medicine, Carlos Lyra, Carla Bridi

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