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Running head: RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND PICOT STATEMENT 1Research Critique and PICOT StatementGrand Canyon University: NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing ResearchFebruary 10, 2019
RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND PICOT STATEMENT 2Research Critique and PICOT StatementEvidence based practice (EBP) is continually evolving and effectively making changes inpractices, interventions, and policies within the healthcare industry. With all the new research study data, continually being presented, it is imperative that healthcare providers consistently update policies and procedures so the best intervention practices are provided for the patients. Functional decline is a common adverse effect of hospitalized patients, more so for geriatric adult patients. Often times this decline is not necessarily related to their illness, but the lack of mobilization procedures done at the hospital (Hoyer et al., 2015). The link between immobility and adverse effects is well-established, yet geriatric inpatients expend substantial amounts of time bed ridden. Increasing mobility is vital to hospitalized patients, improvement in respiration, avert problems of being in bed, and speed recovery. Numerous research studies have shown that continued immobilization of patients can lead to poor patient outcomes that are reflected in higher fall rates and increased length of stay (Chandrasekaran et al., 2009, de Morton et al., 2007, Kalisch et al., 2014, Kamel et al., 2003). Although healthcare providers perform mobilization or ambulation on their patients, thereis a void as a whole in the healthcare industry in terms of a standardized procedure or approach in the mobilization of patients. There are numerous researches available both qualitatively and quantitatively proving the effectiveness of mobilization but due to the lack of a standardized approach, it creates a barrier into which could hinder performing the intervention, and this is especially true with nurses. The purpose of this paper is to support the PICOT statement below by reviewing both qualitative “Nurses' perceptions of their knowledge and barriers to ambulatinghospitalized patients in acute settings” and quantitative “Increasing patient mobility through an individualized goal-centered hospital mobility program: A quasi-experimental quality
RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND PICOT STATEMENT 3improvement project” research articles. Within the paper, we will discuss how the data shown supports the need for evidence based practice and procedure changes regarding the mobilization of patients.PICOT Statement ProblemIn post-surgical hospitalized geriatric patients, early ambulation or mobilization is highly encouraged. Although early ambulation is beneficial for patients and could alleviate occurrence of problems and is becoming a highly advised method, the inability and barriers nurses face when performing the intervention still exists. (Alsacia L, 2016)Specific QuestionIn geriatric, post-surgical patients, how effective is the current mobilization practices? Is

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