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Pls response to post # 1
The process known as PICO (personal information collection) is commonly used in nursing practice to structure and ask questions related to a health-related issue. It is also used in another form of research. The concept of the PICO refers to a population that can be identified by its age, sex, and ethnicity. The C is the comparison between the outcome and the study, while the T is the time frame for the study.This tool can be used for various purposes, such as diagnosis and treatment of diseases, research, and epidemiology. In my PICO question, I want to know how effective handwashing with soap and water is in reducing the risk of nosocomial infections among healthcare workers.
Issue of Interest
One of the biggest issues that the health care system faces is the hospital-acquired infection. This condition affects patients, healthcare workers, and relatives. Nosocomial infections are usually acquired in healthcare facilities. The most common types of infections that can be acquired in this situation are urinary tract and pneumonia. These infections can affect various systems, such as the genitourinary and respiratory system. They can also be poorly treated and complicated. The various organisms that can cause these infections are usually responsible for the development of the condition. One of the most common bacterial species that can be acquired in this situation is the pseudomonas aeruginosa. This organism can survive in different habitats, such as hospitals and sewage facilities. According to Nusrat Muntaz and Zaher Ali, in 2017, this organism was the most common cause of nosocomial infections. The researchers searched various databases for information related to this issue.
To find the most recent studies related to this issue, I conducted a peer review and used a 5-year time frame to look for the most recent articles published in the journal. For the PubMed platform, an advance search was used to narrow down the results. Only the studies that were published between 2017 and 2022 were included in the search.One of the strategies that I used in order to structure and ask questions related to this issue was through the use of clinical inquiries, which is a feature of PubMed. This allows researchers to get the most out of their studies by providing a variety of answers to clinical questions. The use of clinical inquiries is a process that aims to improve the quality of information related to a particular issue. It involves linking the various elements of a question to a search strategy that will retrieve the appropriate information.
The techniques that I used for this study were able to improve the results of the search engine by identifying the most important peer-reviewed articles that were published in the journal. After I entered a query, I created a filter and a search with a term that was related to the issue. In the Walden Library, I was able to get over 200 results. The University of Michigan suggests that students use a combination of terms to perform more accurate searches. After adding specific terms to my next search, I was able to get over 84,623 results. A study also noted that it is important to have at least three different databases that contain important information on the subject. In addition to this, another strategy that can help improve the effectiveness of a search is to use alternative terms.
Although I was able to improve the results of my search by using a combination of terms, some of the terms that I came up with were not as effective as they should have been. For instance, “nosocomial infection” and “proper hand hygiene” were not as effective as they should have been.
Pls response to post # 2
A clinical issue of interest is type II diabetes. Type II diabetes is when the body does not respond to the insulin hormone (Roden & Shulman, 2019). The disease can go for a long time without detection (Galicia-Garcia et al., 2020). More than 37 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes, and 90% of this population has type 2 diabetes (Type 2 Diabetes | CDC, n.d.). The articles I identified as ideal for researching type 2 diabetes were based on the initial keywords, including type 2 diabetes and America. The original search resulted in about 32,800 articles. Using Boolean operators, I created an advanced search term including type 2 diabetes, diabetes mellitus, epidemiology, adolescents, and pathophysiology. The search results on the NCBI database returned 1,110 articles, Google Scholar returned 500 articles, and PubMed retrieved 49 articles.
Given the article results, I noticed they are too many. I think it is ideal to narrow down on the specific type 2 diabetes population and intervention to have fewer articles. For instance, I plan on introducing interventions such as surgery or medication treatment to reduce the number of articles. I also plan on reviewing my Boolean search, including the advanced search terms, such as AND, OR, or NOT, to limit the search results on specific databases, including the national health institute database and PubMed and Google Scholar. I also plan on introducing a peer-reviewed and specific timeline between 2017 to 2022 to ensure that the results are current. I also plan to narrow my research to only nursing and medical journals with high-impact factors to reduce the number of result searches. In the end, this will help me reduce the number of articles, which will eventually help me review each article’s credibility and relevance based on quantitative and qualitative research.
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