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NR449 Evidence-Based Practice

RUA: Topic Search Strategy Guidelines

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Purpose
The Topic Search Strategy paper is the first of three related assignments. The purpose of this initial paper is to briefly
describe your search strategies when identifying two articles that pertain to an evidence-based practice topic of interest.

Course outcomes: This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

CO 1: Examine the sources of knowledge that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO 7)
CO 2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs 4 and 8)

Due date: Your faculty member will inform you when this assignment is due. The Late Assignment Policy applies to
this assignment.

Total points possible: 160 points

Preparing the assignment:

Follow these guidelines when completing this assignment. Speak with your faculty member if you have questions.
1) Students will be placed into groups by the end of the second week of the session. The groups will work together to

select a practice problem of interest as the focus for the three RUA assignments in this course. The practice topic of
interest will also be used to complete week 3 and week 5 independent student assignments, as well as a group
PowerPoint presentation in week 7.
a. Individuals will complete this assignment independently for weeks 3 and 5.
b. Teams must assure that members do not use the same articles when completing this assignment.
c. Please make sure you do not duplicate articles within your group.
d. Paper should be 3-4 content pages in length. Title and reference pages are required but are excluded from 3-4

page length.
2) The paper will include the following sections:

a. Clinical Question (45 points/28%)
• Describe the problem. What is the focus of your group’s work?
• Explain the significance of the problem in terms of patient outcomes. What health outcomes result from

your problem? Or what statistics document this is a problem? You may find support on websites for
government or professional organizations.

• PICOT question in support of the group topic.
• State the purpose of your paper. What will your paper do or describe? This is similar to a problem

statement. “The purpose of this paper is to . . .”
b. Levels of Evidence (20 points/13%)

• Identify the type of question being asked (therapy, prognosis, meaning, etc.).
• What is the best type of evidence to answer that question (e.g., RCT, cohort study, qualitative study, etc.)?

c. Search Strategy (65 points/41%)
• List search terms and results.
• Databases used (start with the CU library). Link your search with the PICOT question described above.
• Refinement decisions. As you did your search, wha

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Patient Safety in Hospital during Pandemic

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Introduction

The safety of patients in the discipline of healthcare continues to evolve despite the

complexities in healthcare systems and the rise of harm among patients in care facilities. The

patient’s safety seeks to minimize errors, harm, and risk that may occur to the patient while

receiving healthcare services. It is fundamental in the delivery of quality healthcare services that

are essential across the world. The coronavirus pandemic affected the safety of patients around

the world because it spreads rapidly. It increased the likelihood of patient harm because of the

fear that was inflicted on healthcare givers. The paper seeks to explain patient safety during the

pandemic.

Description of the problem

Why does patient harm occur?

Patient harm occurs commonly because of human errors. A good example is a wrong

prescription, lack of verification before administering drugs, or poor communication between the

patient and the healthcare giver (Boserup et al. 2020). During the pandemic patient, harm has

been as a result of carelessness among healthcare givers. The virus spreads faster through contact

with an infected surface.

About the pandemic

Coronavirus is the present crisis of health around the world. It is the greatest challenge

faced by the countries of the world since the Second World War. The virus has spread across all

the continents globally since it emerged in Asia towards the end of last year. Antarctica is the

only continent that does not have the virus. The pandemic is more than a mere health crisis

(McDermott et al., 2020). It has affected the economies of most countries, causing every

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