Through the data collected in the study the

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Through the data collected in the study, the researchers highlighted the challenges and barriers nurses encounter when involving early ambulation of patients or the lack thereof. The results showed that early ambulation in understood to be an utmost importance and agreed upon by Registered Nurses but the implementation is where the problem arises. Nurse to patient ratios and acuity levels are the main barriers to performing early ambulation as mentioned by the study participants. Other factor was the comfort level of nurses when ambulating their patients. Only a bout a third of the sample population was extremely comfortable ambulating their patients due toinexperience or lack of education. (Alsacia L, 2016) Overall the research preserved both official and ethical planning while utilizing means qualitatively and quantitatively to realize data collection. The article mentions that “The development of quality improvement project 5
ROUGH DRAFT QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONSinterventions, using an interdisciplinary approach to ambulating patients, would be beneficial, along with evaluating which interventions are most effective.” (Alsacia L, 2016) This is important as results from the study have led to the issue of patients not ambulated in hospitals. They also mentioned that it is encouraged to conduct further studies and researches to further comprehend the barriers the nurses encounter and the approaches that need be developed ensuring the challenges hindering patient ambulation is addressed. (Alsacia L, 2016) It is vital for nurses and healthcare organizations such as hospitals to monitor this type of researches as it can not only greatly benefit the patients they are caring for, but also address issues within their organization impeding certain patient interventions. 6
ROUGH DRAFT QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONSReferencesAlsacia L. Sepulveda-Pacsi, Mary Soderman, Louise Kertesz, (2016). Nurses' perceptions of their knowledge and barriers to ambulating hospitalized patients in acute settings.Retrieved from -com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/science/article/pii/S0897189716300222Doherty-King B., Bowers B. (2011). How nurses decide to ambulate hospitalized older adults: Development of a conceptual model. The Gerontologist, 51 (2011), pp. 786-797, 10.1093/geront/gnr044Kleinpell, R.M., Fletcher, K., Jennings, B.M. (2008). Reducing functional decline in hospitalizedelderly.R.G. Hughes (Ed.), Patient safety and quality: An evidence-based handbook for nurses, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US), Rockville, MD (2008) (Retrieved from: )Kortebein, P., Symons, T.B., Ferrando, A., Paddon-Jones, D., Ronsen, O., Protas, E., Evans, W.J. Functional impact of 10 days of bed rest in healthy older adults. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 63 (10) (2008), pp. 1076-10817

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