Weekly Article Summary 2

Find and read a nursing scholarly article that relates to your clinical practice and is found in a peer-reviewed journal. Follow the instructions for the format in course textbook and write a 1-page summary.

Submission Instructions:

  • Must be a research article.
  • Write a 1-page summary using an outline of the steps of the research process, discuss the study type, purpose, and research question(s).
  • The summary is to be clear and concise and students will lose points for improper grammar, punctuation and misspelling.
  • The summary should be formatted per current APA and 1 page in length, excluding the title, abstract and references page.
  • Incorporate a minimum of 2 current (published within last five years) scholarly journal articles or primary legal sources (statutes, court opinions) within your work.

Article summary1

The article focuses on the use of evidence-based practice service as a way of increasing
patient satisfaction. The purpose of the research conducted was conducted to determine the
impact of using evidence-based practice in emergency department and the resultant impact it has
on patient satisfaction. In determining the link between evidence-based practice and patient
satisfaction, a service nursing bundle as a quality improvement (QI) initiative was implemented.
With the bundle, it was easier to determine the change in overall quality of care in terms of
ratings and rankings (Skaggs et al, 2018).

The article is based on a quantitative study in that it focuses on the use of quantitative
data and collection methods in collecting information used in making decisions. Quantitative
research is distinguished by logic, data, and an objective viewpoint. The focus of quantitative
research is on numerical and static data, as well as detailed, converging reasoning, as opposed to
divergent thinking, which is the spontaneous, free-flowing generation of numerous ideas about a
research issue (Guetterman & Fetters, 2018). In collecting data, random sampling was used in
selecting samples from which data was collected. Observation audits were conducted on quality
improvement initiative where all the nursing services were evaluated. Also, phone surveys were
conducted to determine patients; feedbacks from the services offered.

The research question used in the study includes: Does implementation of quality
improvement initiative yield to increased patient satisfaction? The quality improvement (QI)
represented the evidence-based nursing practice while offering services within the emergency
department. From the organization of the research study, a conclusion can be made that validity
and reliability were attained. The principles of validity and reliability are often employed to
gauge the effectiveness of a study. They give an indication of how accurate a method, approach, or test is. Reliability refers to the measure’s consistency, and validity refers to the measure’s
correctness (Peeters & Harpe, 2020).

Guetterman, T. C., & Fetters, M. D. (2018). Two methodological approaches to the integration of
mixed methods and case study designs: A systematic review. American Behavioral
Scientist, 62(7), 900-918.
Peeters, M. J., & Harpe, S. E. (2020). Updating conceptions of validity and reliability. Research
in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 16(8), 1127-1130.
Skaggs, M. K. D., Daniels, J. F., Hodge, A. J., & DeCamp, V. L. (2018). Using the evidence-
based practice service nursing bundle to increase patient satisfaction. Journal of
emergency nursing, 44(1), 37-45.