Evidence Based Practice Homework B

Evidence Based Practice Homework B:

Summarized Sources

(Position Statement, Clinical Practice Guideline, Cochrane Review, Academic Book)

Answer these questions based on the evidence item provided to you

1. Reference

  • List the reference for the assigned evidence in correct APA format

Coffin, SE., Klompas, M., Classen, D., Arias, KM., Podgorny, K., &amp Anderson, DJ. (2008). Strategies to prevent ventilator-associated

pneumonia in acute care hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29 (Suppl 1): S31-40.

2. Sponsor (15%)

  • Identify the sponsoring agency, organization or institution, it’s type (i.e. company, government agency, educational institution, advocacy organization, etc.) its stated purpose and whether they might express any bias or hold a specific point of view that may affect what or how they present information

The research is sponsored by the National Institute for Nursing Research which is a government sponsored Health and Medicine agency. Its stated purpose is overseeing the whole research and its viability to humans and whether the practice will pose any risk to the targeted population. The sponsor is not biased because the agency is playing its role as a national agency to promote the necessary research needed to contain and prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is also playing a pivotal role in sponsoring the research. It is a governmental agency that oversees critical medicine-based research programs. The agency is not biased because this is the prime purpose for its creation thus assisting medical research.

3. Sources (15%)

  • Analyze and explain whether the information presented in the document is supported by references to other accurate and scholarly sources, and whether the information seems valid and current.

As evidenced in the dissertation paper, the information is credible and well supported by accurate sources such as Cochrane which is a trusted evidence-based site that promotes informed decisions and better health.

The author has also provided accurate in text citations that serve to reinforce the sources listed in References section. In text citations ensure that any information that seems doubtful, is referenced within the text.

The various Nursing database such as ProQuest Nursing &amp Allied Health Source have provided credibility and accuracy to the dissertation paper.

The References are also current-based and contain research as late as 2010.

The information is exceptionally well cited with a list of various reliable and separate references provided to support the information in the document.

The references are all complete. Tracking of a few of the sources yields correct information as available in the sources cited, and they are easy to verify.

4. Summary Appraisal (20%)

  • Analyze and explain whether any important information seems to be missing whether is valid and the four most important points related to your assigned topic you learned from this evidence: be specific!

As far the credible sources are provided in the paper, it is worth to note that all the necessary information is provided in the paper and important.

Ventilator-associated pneumonia might be prevented if the correct protocols are followed.

Answer these questions Based on the additional Evidence Item you located

5a. Evidence Search 1 (20%)

  • Locate and provide another piece of similar evidence on the course topic that is either a position statement or clinical practice guideline or Cochrane review

    • List the reference for the located evidence in correct APA format in the top box to the right

    • In addition to the reference, either (1) List the complete web link (URL) in the bottom box to the right or (2) attach the document in the dropbox with your Homework and type “Attached” in the bottom box to the right

Citation:

(2005) American Thoracic Society Documents. Guidelines for the management of adults with hospital-acquired, ventilator-associated, and healthcare-associated pneumonia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med171: 388-416. (Class R)

URL:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2610276/

5b. Summary 1 (5%)

  • Summarize the content of the document you found in 2-3 sentences.

The prime focus of this resource was to carry out a literature review and find out the effective approaches for prevention of hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

The research was prospective and controlled in design and was supposed to evaluate the clinically important or surrogate outcomes. The surrogate results were required to be directly related to the clinically significant outcomes as discussed in the literature review.

After assessing the potential benefits and risks, the author recommended numerous and specific measures to reduce the occurrence of hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

6a. Evidence Search 2 (20%)

  • Locate and provide one other piece of similar evidence on the course topic that is an academic or scholarly book

    • List the reference for the located evidence in correct APA format in the top box to the right

    • In addition to the reference, either (1) List the complete web link (URL) in the bottom box to the right or (2) attach the document in the dropbox with your Homework and type “Attached” in the bottom box to the right

Citation:

Steven, M., Koenig,&nbsp&amp&nbspJonathan, DT. (2006).Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908

URL:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/issues/135583/

6b. Summary 2 (5%)

  • Summarize the content of the document you found in 2-3 sentences.

The aim was to create an evidence-based parameter for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

With the effective implementation, this proposal may reduce the morbidity, mortality, and costs of ventilator-associated pneumonia in mechanically ventilated patients.

Scholarly Writing

  • Complete sentences, grammatically correct &amp free of spelling errors. This is an expectation points up to the total value of the assignment may be deducted for work that does not meet scholarly writing standards.

Note!For evidence you locate you must either attach the document in pdfformat or list a web link to the document. If listing a web link thelink MUST be direct (no additional navigation to subsequent pagesneeded) and not require a login/password. A DOI number is NOTadequate! Exception:No attachment or link is required for the book. Youmay drag the midline of any form to the left to make more space fortyping your answers.