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NUR 3643 RC Reduce Medical Surgical Patient Falls & Injuries Article Questions

NUR 3643

Rasmussen College


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As a recent BSN graduate, you sign-up to join a journal club on your clinical unit. The journal club serves as a collective effort to remain current with the literature. The purpose of the journal club is to provide a strategy for evaluating current research and translating it to nursing practice. The facilitator of the journal club has asked you to select, critically appraise, and present your findings at the next meeting. Since this is your first time presenting, the facilitator provides a worksheet to guide you through the process.


Select one current nursing research article that may be translated into evidence-based practice. Review the article and complete the worksheet provided. Your analysis will include the required elements of the research process and will begin the evaluation phase of appraising the literature.

  • Identify the steps or elements of the study
  • Determine the strengths and limitations of the research study
  • Evaluate the credibility and meaning of the study findings


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NUR3643 Research and Theory
Deliverable 03 – Critical Appraisal of the Literature
Competency: Differentiate the components of the research process.
Review the article that you selected and complete the following analysis. Be sure to include the
permalink for the article you selected.
Article Cuttler, S. J., Barr-Walker, J., & Cuttler, L. (2017). Reducing medical-surgical inpatient
falls and injuries with videos, icons and alarms. BMJ open quality, 6(2), e000119.

What is the identified research problem? Does the author include the significance and
background of the problem?
Patient falls remain a major issue across most clinical settings and its linked to increased
incidences of injuries and fractures and in extreme cases. Thus, in the selected study, patient
falls was considered as the research problem. The significance of the current study focused o
approaches which can be used to reduce incidence of patient falls with use of videos icons and
alarms being indicated as some of the common methods.
Did the author clearly articulate the research purpose? What was the purpose of the research?
Yes, the research purpose was identified. In the current context the research purpose was to
evaluate the effectiveness of patient education videos as well as the use of fall prevention
icons and bed alarms in reducing incidences of patients falls.
Identify the study methodology.
The study utilized a performance improvement design . The study was implemented across
four different hospitals with two units being composed of surgical patients while the other two
rooms being composed of nursing staff.
Did the article include a relevant review of the literature? Explain.
The study provided an extensive literature review in the background section. This
information focused on showing the significance of the problem. Part of the literature review

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