In this Assignment, you will use an appraisal tool to conduct a critical appraisal of published research. You will then present the results of your efforts.
· Reflect on the four peer-reviewed articles you selected in Module 2 and the four systematic reviews (or other filtered high- level evidence) you selected in Module 3.
· Reflect on the four peer-reviewed articles you selected in Module 2 and analyzed in Module 3.
· Review and download the Critical Appraisal Tool Worksheet Template 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 by completing the Evaluation Table within the Critical Appraisal Tool Worksheet Template. Choose a total of four peer- reviewed articles that you selected related to your clinical topic of interest in Module 2 and Module 3.
Note: You can choose any combination of articles from Modules 2 and 3 for your Critical Appraisal. For example, you may choose two unfiltered research articles from Module 2 and two filtered research articles (systematic reviews) from Module 3 or one article from Module 2 and three articles from Module 3. You can choose any combination of articles from the prior Module Assignments as long as both modules and types of studies are represented.
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.
Articles reviewed. Topic: Falls & prevention of falls in our healthcare setting
Bechdel, B., Bowman, C., & Haley, C. (2014). Prevention of Falls: Applying AACN’s Healthy Work Environment Standards to a Fall Campaign. Critical Care Nurse, 34(5), 75–79. https://doi-org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.4037/ccn2014987 .
(November 9, 2015 Monday). TJC: Time to curb patient falls in healthcare settings. ED Management. Retrieved from https://advance-lexis-com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/api/document?collection=news&id=urn:contentItem:5HBV-SJB1-JBDY-B361-00000-00&context=1516831.
Quigley, P. A. (2016). Evidence Levels: Applied to Select Fall and Fall Injury Prevention Practices. Rehabilitation Nursing : The Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, 41(1), 5–15. https://doi-org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1002/rnj.253
Robey-Williams, C., Rush, K. L., Bendyk, H., Patton, L. M., Chamberlain, D., & Sparks, T. (2007). Spartanburg Fall Risk Assessment Tool: a simple three-step process. Applied Nursing Research : ANR, 20(2), 86–93.
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