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Running head: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE Quantitative Research critique Rashmi Ghimirey Grand Canyon university: NRS 433 June 7, 2020.
2 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE Background Nurses hold the key to infection control challenges, representing a force of abilities that can shape and advance patients' outcomes. Being at the front line of healthcare delivery, they are potentially regularly exposed to micro-organisms that may cause serious infections, and they may transmit these micro-organisms from one patient to another (Ara, Bashar, Tamal, Siddiquee, Sarker, 2019). The following paper discuss the nursing practice problem identified by the writer and discuss in detail how the articles chosen to support the PICOT questions for proposed research topic. The research study conducted by Ara & Bashar et al (2019), on the topic “Transferring knowledge into practice: a multi-modal, multi-centre intervention for enhancing nurses' infection control competency in Bangladesh” had a main purpose of determining whether the Multi modal intervention has improved the nurses' competency and adherence to standard infection control practices in Bangladesh. It states that quality training can act as a tool for increasing knowledge and improving the nurses’ compliance for preventing hospital acquired infection. Jehooni, Kashfi, Bahmandost & Harsini (2018), conducted research study on the topic “promoting preventive behaviors of nosocomial infection in nurses: the effect of an educational program based on health belief model.” It is aimed at determining whether the educational program that is based on health belief model is able to promote the preventive behaviors of healthcare related infection among the nurses. Both research study presented have a common purpose of determining that the application of educational intervention have positive impact on infection prevention behaviors among nurses. Thus, understanding these research study outcomes will help to answer the writers PICOT question “Does education on infection prevention among nurses reduces health care acquired infections?”
3 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE Support to nursing practice issue Hospital acquired infection (HAI) is one of the major causes of mortality and increase length of hospital stay. HAIs are a significant cause of illness and death — and they can have serious emotional, financial, and medical consequences. At any given time, about 1 in 25 inpatients have an infection related to hospital care (Health.gov, 2020). Being nurse as one of the

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