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Running head: RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND PICOT STATEMENT FINAL DRAFT 1 Research Critique and PICOT Statement Final Draft Zachary Aaron J. Aguilar, ADN RN Grand Canyon University: NRS-433V 10/15/2020
Running head: RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND PICOT STATEMENT FINAL DRAFT 2 Research Critique and PICOT Statement Final Draft Introduction Patients' safety is one of the primary concerns for managers in health care institutions. The main objective of health practitioners is to safeguard their patients' welfare, especially those requiring critical care. Failure to this may lead to fatal reverberations that prove organizational incompetence. One of the most effective ways to ensure patients are well taken care of is adequate staffing. Previous studies have attributed patient frustration to deficient hospital staff. Nurses are part of the critical stakeholders in health facilities as they are impelled to look after patients. They are entrusted with the lives of persons in need of attentive and comprehensive care; they should be sufficient to undertake their tasks. This essay will summarize prior research studies that attempt to relate nursing personnel's sufficiency to recovery and mortality rates of patients in intensive care. Problem Statement Nurses are obliged to take care of all patients, including those in critical conditions admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Patients in critical condition require their nurses' services to be exquisite since they are usually at a high risk of demise. Proper measures should
Running head: RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND PICOT STATEMENT FINAL DRAFT 3 be taken in such facilities to ensure minimal patient infections through the provision of potent nutrition. Patients expect good quality services from health institutions and, they should ensure its provision while reducing their cost of operations. One of the primary hindrances to hospitals' critical-patient healthcare safety services is the nurse to patient ratio. Staffing of nurses has proven to affect the results in the intensive care-requiring patients (Liang et al., 2012). A low nurse to patient ratio deprives the latter of thorough care, which in turn proves to increase their mortality rate. On the other hand, high nurse staffing guarantees comprehensive care for patients, curbing infection, and reducing readmission and mortality rates. Therefore, this challenge is the base of my PICOT question; For patients in need of critical care, does a high nursing staff to patient ratio compared to a low nursing staff to patient ratio improve patient recovery rates during intensive care? Significance to Nursing The primary ambition of any health institution is to provide arrant services to patients to fasten their recovery. Therefore, health facilities are prompted to identify an issue hindering service delivery and its importance in making the required adjustments. Understanding the problem stated above is significant as it has policy implications. Identifying the problem

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