This is a two-part rough draft assignment consisting of a Research Critique and PICOT Statement. The assignment should be 1,500-1,750 words. The final draft will be submitted in Topic 5. Research Critique Prepare a critical analysis of a qualitative and a quantitative study focusing on the problem statement, study purpose, research question, literature review, and theoretical framework. This can be one of the selected articles from your previous literature review or a new peer-reviewed article. The completed analysis should connect to your identified practice problem of interest. Refer to "Research Critique Guidelines." Questions under each heading should be addressed as a narrative in the structure of a formal paper. PICOT Statement The PICOT statement will provide a framework for your capstone project (the project students must complete during their final course in the RN-BSN program of study). Read the PICOT article "Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step: Asking the Clinical Question: A Key Step in Evidence-Based Practice" along with the "Chapter 18: Using Research in Evidence-Based Nursing Practice" PowerPoint resource. The first step of the EBP process is to develop a question from the practice problem you drafted in Topic 1. Start with the patient and identify the clinical problems or issues that arise from clinical care. Consider the research critique as you draft your PICOT statement. Following the PICOT format, write a PICOT statement in an area of interest to you, which is applicable to your proposed capstone project. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. I attached topic 1 and 2 assignment( I submitted)
Research Critique and Picot Statement Nurse Staffing and Patient Outcomes HYUNJEONG KIM Grand Canyon University NRS-433V Date PICOT statement Among Patients in hospitals and critical care (P), does increasing the number of nurses per patient (I) improve patient outcome (O), compared to maintaining the patient-nurse ratio, during hospitalization (T). Qualitative West, E., Barron, D. N., Harrison, D., Rafferty, A. M., Rowan, K., & Sanderson, C. (2014). Nurse staffing, medical staffing and mortality in intensive care: an observational study. International journal of nursing studies, 51(5), 781-794. Problem Statement Nursing shortage is one of the challenges facing the profession, and past research has shown that nurse staffing ratios affect the patient outcomes and the quality of care and patient safety. Since evidence supports that some complications and the rate of mortality can be prevented, it is important to address nurse-patient staffing ratios. In the study, the researchers sought to investigate the relationship between nursing staffing and mortality rates in clinical settings. Hospitals have to address the nursing staffing problems and meet patient needs, and this is more difficult in the Intensive Care Unit, where the patients are under constant monitoring Since past research has highlighted that adequate nursing levels reduce the workload, it is likely that addressing nursing shortages will improve health outcomes. Intensive care units cater to the critic...