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Hourly rounds: What does the evidence indicate? By Margo A Halm ( Critical Analysis)
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Critical Analysis Students: Course: Date: Professor: 1. Introduction Halm, M. A. (2009). Hourly Rounds: What Does the Evidence Indicate?. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(6), 581-584 Dr. Margo A. Halm – She is specialist in clinical nursing and a quality and nursing research director at Salem Hospital in Oregon.
Grove, S.K. & Burns, N. (2008). The Practice of Nursing Research: Appraisal, Synthesis, and Generation of Evidence (6th Ed). New York: Saunders Dr. Susan K. Grove is a professor and a specialist in evidence-based practice. She holds a bachelor of science (Bsc), Master of Science (MS) and doctorate degree in nursing. In addition she is a certified gerontology and adult nurse by different accrediting nursing bodies besides authoring books. Dr. Nancy Burns is a Professor in the University of Texas, Arlington in the School of Nursing. Besides teaching and research, she is involved in evidence-based practice. She holds a bachelor of science (Bsc), Master of Science (MS) and doctorate degree in nursing. 2. Problem The problem statement of this article by Dr. Halm is Hourly Rounds: What Does the Evidence Indicate? This problem statement is quite significant in nursing practice because there has not been an agreement on how or what intervals should nurses make visits to patients in wards. As such, it is quite a significant question because different conditions of patients require them to be attended differently. According to Macnee (2004), it is quite hard to come up with a thump rule of patients visitations by nurses because some patients may require constant care while others do not. ...
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