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This made the study more on an official capacity that would make the RN’s participating feel secure. The survey’s goal is to gather responses that will determine the nurses’ knowledge and barriers to ambulating patients. It was also categorized by shifts worked and educational background and/or experience. The results of the study showed a statistical significance association when it came to shifts worked and a difference when it came to educational background and/or experience related to the comfort level of nurses ambulating patients. Majority of the participants felt that early ambulation was important and also that it was the RN’sresponsibility to ambulate their patients. The common theme or factors related among nurses when it came to the topic is the barriers relating to early ambulation are the insufficiency of the number of staff, pressing patient situations, and unexpected upswings of patients and/or acuity ina particular unit. For each of the data results the researchers acquired, they presented quantitativeand qualitative research studies that related with their results. Overall the results from the article indicated that majority of the nurses are in agreement that early ambulation is important but the previously mentioned barriers are the reasons for being unable to perform the said method. These4
ROUGH DRAFT QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONSresults would suggest that hospital organizations and their management should take a closer look into the effective intermediations to ease the barriers nurses face and certain approaches to be implemented.Ethical considerations in the research study was not fully specified. It did receive an approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to the start of the study. It also stated that Registered Nurses from the sample hospitals received email invitation from the director of the research study about the voluntary completion of the survey. The email included the purpose of the study, a confidentiality clause, the online link to access the survey, and the researchers contact information if any questions or concerns was required. (Alsacia L, 2016) Weekly email reminders was also sent out to potential participants in order to reach the target sample size of 15% or 195 nurses. All personal information from participants were not collected and the online survey was securely encrypted behind multiple firewall layers. This survey was encouraged but was totally voluntary and no repercussions will happen for failure to participate.

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