NURS 6052 Week 6 Discussion: Aspiration Risk-Reduction Protocol

NURS 6052 Week 6 Discussion: Aspiration Risk-Reduction Protocol

NURS 6052 Week 6 Discussion: Aspiration Risk-Reduction Protocol (Walden)


Effectiveness of an Aspiration Risk-Reduction Protocol

This discussion will be a review on the validity of the article written by Metheny, Davis-Jackson, and Stewart and ways to strengthen it.

Statistical Conclusion Validity

Internal Validity

Construct Validity

External Validity

Changes Suggested

Not Considering Validity

NURS 6052 Week 6 Discussion: Aspiration Risk-Reduction Protocol


Discussion: Aspiration Risk-Reduction Protocol


NURS 6052 Week 6 Assignment (Walden)


Critique Template for a Qualitative Study

NURS 5052/NURS 6052

Week 6 Assignment: Application: Critiquing Quantitative, Qualitative, or Mixed Methods Studies (due by Day 7 of Week 7)

What is a critique? Simply stated, a critique is a critical analysis undertaken for some purpose. Nurses critique research for three main reasons: to improve their practice, to broaden their understanding, and to provide a base for the conduct of a study. 

When the purpose is to improve practice, nurses must give special consideration to questions such as these:

• Are the research findings appropriate to my practice setting and situation?  
• What further research or pilot studies need to be done, if any, before incorporating findings into practice to assure both safety and effectiveness? 
• How might a proposed change in practice trigger changes in other aspects of practice?

To help you synthesize your learning throughout this course and prepare you to utilize research in your practice, you will be critiquing a qualitativequantitative, or mixed-methods research study of your choice. 

If the article is unavailable in a full-text version through the Walden University Library, you must e-mail the article as a PDF or Word attachment to your Instructor

NURS 6052 Week 6 Reply (Walden)



Good day,

Thank you for your contribution to this week’s discussion. This nurse completely agrees with you when you stated that validity is essential to research studies. While investigating validity, …

NURS 6052 Week 7 Assignment (Walden)


Week 7 Assignment  

Evidence-Based Project, Part 4: Critical Appraisal of Research

Realtors rely on detailed property appraisals—conducted using appraisal tools—to assign market values to houses and other properties. These values are then presented to buyers and sellers to set prices and initiate offers.

Research appraisal is not that different. The critical appraisal process utilizes formal appraisal tools to assess the results of research to determine value to the context at hand. Evidence-based practitioners often present these findings to make the case for specific courses of action.

In this Assignment, you will use appraisal tools to conduct a critical appraisal of published research. You will then present the results of your efforts.

To Prepare:

Review the Resources and consider the importance of critically appraising research evidence.

Reflect on the four peer-reviewed articles you selected in Module 2 and analyzed in Module 3.

Review and download the Critical Appraisal Tools document provided in the Resources.

The Assignment (Evidence-Based Project)

Part 4A: Critical Appraisal of Research

Conduct a critical appraisal of the four peer-reviewed articles you selected and analyzed by completing the Critical Appraisal Tools document. Be sure to include:

An evaluation table

A levels of evidence table

An outcomes synthesis table

Part 4B: Critical Appraisal of Research

Based on your appraisal, in a 1-2-page critical appraisal, suggest a best practice that emerges from the research you reviewed. Briefly explain the best practice, justifying your proposal with APA citations of the research.

Critique of Qualitative and Quantitative Studies

Walden University

Essentials of Evidenced-Based Practice

NURS 6052-

Critique of Qualitative and Quantitative Studies

This paper will focus on comparing the advantages and disadvantages of two different research methods. Specifically, the quantitative study will be a 2014 article by Nielsen et al. titled

Quantitative Research

Qualitative Research

Qualitative Research as Real Science

NURS 6052 Week 7 Response (Walden)



Good day,

​Thank you for your contribution to this week’s discussion. Before this week’s discussion, this nurse automatically considered quantitative studies as superior to qualitative ones. So when …


Good day, 

Thank you for your contribution to our discussion. You bring up a very sensitive issue, and that is children in research. This nurse has a soft spot when it comes to kids. …

NURS 6052 Week 8 Discussion (Walden)


Satisfaction Survey

​This paper will discuss the implementation of a quantitative satisfaction survey on a hospital that averages 10,000 patients per year. This survey will utilize convenience sampling of


Thank you for allowing us the privilege of assisting you with your healthcare needs. Your opinion is important to us, and we want to know how you felt about your recent visit to our …

NURS 6052 Week 8 Response (Walden)




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Thank you for your contribution to our week’s discussion. Your combination of closed-ended and open-ended question is a great way to broaden the type of data obtained. Closed-ended …


Good day,

Thank you for your contribution to this week’s discussion. Your comments on incentives to increase survey response were intriguing. This nurse decided to do some research on the value of …

NURS 6052 Week 9 Discussion (Walden)


Qualitative Article

​This discussion will be based on the 2015 article by Iccha Basnyat Structural Violence in Health Care. The author of this article defines structural violence as societal limitations to access

Appropriateness of Design

Polit and Beck defined thematic narrative analysis as the researcher keeping each participant’s story as whole without fragmenting it (2017). Basnyat specifically addressed following that …

Utilizing a Qualitative Design for the Same Study

As Dr. Mauk stated in this week’s media presentation, qualitative research offers a “richness” in data that is not easily obtained through quantification. This study found themes on how sex …

NURS 6052 Week 9 Reply (Walden)



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Thank you for your interesting summary of qualitative data analysis. Since it was something we had already been taught this semester, did you feel it adequately summaries what we learned on


Good day,

​Thank you for your contribution to this week’s discussion. In reading your summary on multivariate statistics, I was reminded of some tests that were discussed in chapter 17 on …

NURS 6052 Week 10 Project (Walden)


Course Project on Drawing Seral Troponins

Walden University

Essentials of Evidenced-Based Practice

NURS 6052

Identification of Research Problem

Summary of Area of Interest

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills over 350,000 people in the United States per year, is the number one cause of death, and effects one person 

Identification of Problem

The AHA 2014 guidelines recommend troponin to be drawn when patients first present 

Significance for Nursing Practice

According to the American Nurses Association (ANA) 2014 Code of Ethics, nurses have 

5 Questions

Question 1: What are the current orders each doctor typically orders on MI patients?

Question 2: What is each physician’s rationale for said orders?

Question 3: What barriers exist for doctors to implement EBP?

Question 4: Why are there no protocols in place in the hospital to follow AHA guidelines?

Question 5: How can protocols that adhere to AHA guidelines be implemented in the hospital?

Feasibility of 5 Questions

PICOT Question

PICOT: Will MI patients admitted to ICU who have serial troponins drawn as per AHA 

Literature Review: Finding and Critiquing Evidence

Search terms selected: Troponin, cardiac, markers, myocardial infarction (MI), critical care, diagnosis, serial, acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Summary of Evidence.


NURS 6052 Week 10 Reply (Walden)



Good day,

​Thank you for your contribution to our week’s discussion. I found your article discussion very interesting. Particularly your very insightful alternative explanation of the many reasons …

Good day,

​I found your discussion on the treatment of schizoaffective disorder in the emergency room (ER) very interesting. As an ICU nurse, I am not familiar with that medication. …

NURS 6052 Week 11 Reply (Walden)



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​Thank you for your interesting contribution to our discussion. I have to agree with Dr. Buck’s point in that even though the newsletters may be convenient and cost-effective, it …


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​Thank you for your interesting contribution to this week’s discussion. I found it ...

Week 9 Assignment  

Evidence-Based Project, Part 5: Recommending an Evidence-Based Practice Change

The collection of evidence is an activity that occurs with an endgame in mind. For example, law enforcement professionals collect evidence to support a decision to charge those accused of criminal activity. Similarly, evidence-based healthcare practitioners collect evidence to support decisions in pursuit of specific healthcare outcomes.

In this Assignment, you will identify an issue or opportunity for change within your healthcare organization and propose an idea for a change in practice supported by an EBP approach.

To Prepare:

Reflect on the four peer-reviewed articles you critically appraised in Module 4.

Reflect on your current healthcare organization and think about potential opportunities for evidence-based change.

The Assignment: (Evidence-Based Project)

Part 5: Recommending an Evidence-Based Practice Change

Create an 8- to 9-slide PowerPoint presentation in which you do the following:

Briefly describe your healthcare organization, including its culture and readiness for change. (You may opt to keep various elements of this anonymous, such as your company name.)

Describe the current problem or opportunity for change. Include in this description the circumstances surrounding the need for change, the scope of the issue, the stakeholders involved, and the risks associated with change implementation in general.

Propose an evidence-based idea for a change in practice using an EBP approach to decision making. Note that you may find further research needs to be conducted if sufficient evidence is not discovered.

Describe your plan for knowledge transfer of this change, including knowledge creation, dissemination, and organizational adoption and implementation.

Describe the measurable outcomes you hope to achieve with the implementation of this evidence-based change.

Be sure to provide APA citations of the supporting evidence-based peer reviewed articles you selected to support your thinking.

Add a lessons learned section that includes the following:

A summary of the critical appraisal of the peer-reviewed articles you previously submitted

An explanation about what you learned from completing the evaluation table (1 slide)

An explanation about what you learned from completing the levels of evidence table (1 slide)

An explanation about what you learned from completing the outcomes synthesis table (1 slide)

NURS 6052/NURS5052/NRSE6052 Essent of Evidence

Week 11 Assignment  

Evidence-Based Capstone Project, Part 6: Disseminating Results

The dissemination of EBP results serves multiple important roles. Sharing results makes the case for your decisions. It also adds to the body of knowledge, which creates opportunities for future practitioners. By presenting results, you also become an advocate for EBP, creating a culture within your organization or beyond that informs, educates, and promotes the effective use of EBP.

To Prepare:

Review the final PowerPoint presentation you submitted in Module 5, and make any necessary changes based on the feedback you have received and on lessons you have learned throughout the course.

Consider the best method of disseminating the results of your presentation to an audience.

To Complete:

Create a 5-minute, 5- to 6-slide narrated PowerPoint presentation of your Evidence-Based Project.

Be sure to incorporate any feedback or changes from your presentation submission in Module 5.

Explain how you would disseminate the results of your project to an audience. Provide a rationale for why you selected this dissemination strategy.

NURS 6052/NURS5052/NRSE6052 Essent of Evidence

Week 2 Quiz   

Question 1What type of study is described in the following excerpt?

An interprofessional team wants to test a new intervention to see whether it will improve central-line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates. Subjects were randomized into either the intervention or the control group by pulling a slip of paper with either a one or a two written on it from a manila envelope (those pulling ones were randomized to the intervention group; those pulling twos were randomized to the control group). When the study began, the intervention group received the intervention and the control group received equal attention. Data was collected and analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Descriptive statistics were used to report the data.

What type of research article is this?

Question 2What type of information would help you identify a research study as qualitative? (Select all that apply.)

Question 3The methods used in conducting a systematic review are specific and rigorous.

Question 4Mixed-methods studies are a combination of which two methodologies?

Question 5In qualitative studies, results are reported using words or themes.

Question 6You are forming a team to do a systematic review of the literature about interventions to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Which of the following would be your first step?

Question 7Which of the following is a type of quantitative research study?

Question 8 What type of study is described in the following excerpt?

Surveys to evaluate nurse satisfaction, medical errors, depression and anxiety, and demographics were given to 5,432 nurses from hospitals of various sizes and geographic locations; some had nurses working 8-hour shifts and 12-hour shifts. Nurses were asked to complete the survey. Upon completion of the survey, nurses were invited to participate in video conference focus groups and one-on-one interviews with a research assistant by video conferencing. Survey results were reported using descriptive statistics, and themes were identified and reported from the data collected in the focus groups and one-on-one interviews.

Question 9Which of the following statements is true of narrative reviews? (Select all that apply.)

Question 10In a systematic review with a meta-analysis, researchers combine the results of each of the individual studies to create a larger sample size (and therefore greater power), then re-run the statistics to capture the true magnitude of the effect. The single-effect measure calculated and reported when the results from all the studies are combined is called what?

Question 11In quantitative studies, results are reported using words or themes.

Question 12What types of information would help you identify a research study as quantitative? (Select all that apply.)

Question 13What kind of study is described in the following excerpt?

Question 14What type of literature may a systematic review include to be considered Level 1 evidence on the Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt levels of evidence hierarchy?

Question 15Randomized controlled trials are which type of research?

Question 16Order the following types of research evidence reviews in order of rigor from most rigorous to least rigorous:

Question 17When trying to determine what type of research study is described in an article, which two sections of the article will give you the best information to make that determination?

Question 18Both literature reviews and systematic reviews are types of research evidence reviews.

Question 19A key characteristic of a systematic review is that it contains a meta-analysis.

Question 20Which of the following types of research can be categorized as primary research? Select all that apply.