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This paper is on rapid research teams, it includes reasearch critique topic one and two as well as Picot statement with final draft.

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Benchmark: Research Critiques and PICOT Statement Final Draft Name Course Instructor Institution Date Benchmark: Research Critiques and PICOT Statement Final Draft The health services enhance the patients’ quality of life, which is the primary objective of every healthcare system. However, modern healthcare facilities face numerous challenges, such as medication errors and patient falls (Chapman, Spetz, Seago, Kaiser, & Dower, 2009). The purpose of this paper is to revise the PICOT statement, article critique, and provide an evidence-based change in the nursing practice. The paper will also establish the relationship between the PICOT question, nursing practice problem, and the research articles. PICOT Statement Population or the problem An increase in cases of medical errors and falls has become a common phenomenon in the modern health care systems. Patients visit health care facilities in order to receive care that can enhance their quality of life. However, falls and medical errors add them more medical complications. The existing empirical findings have associated these challenges to high nurse-to-patient ratio (Tubbs-Cooley, Cimiotti, Silber, Sloane & Aiken, 2013). Therefore, this study addresses the link between the nurse-to-client ratio and the risk of fall or medication errors that affect the population of patients in the medical surgery units. Intervention The intervention proposed in this study is a reduction in the nurse-to-patient ratio. Studies have shown that a decrease in the number of patients who are served by each nurse per day lowers fatigue, stress, and overall burnout among these healthcare providers, which helps them deliver quality services (Cimiotti, Aiken, Sloane & Wu, 2012). This reduces the adverse events and the risk of falls among patients in the surgery units. Comparison The aforementioned intervention will be compared with a case where no treatment or corrective measures are taken to address the problem of medication errors. It would be anticipated that this problem will increase medication errors. Outcome and time By increasing the number of nurses, the health care facility will be able to reduce the medication errors. This positive outcome will be achieved following a reduction in the nurse burnout (Cimiotti et al., 2012). These outcomes will measured over a period of six months. The PICOT question: In the population of patients in the medical surgery unit (P), what is the effect of a reduction in nurse-to-patient ratio (I), on medication errors (O) compared with no treatment (C) within a period of six months (T)? Tubbs-Cooley, H., Cimiotti, J., Silber, J., Sloane, D. & Aiken, L. (2013) An Observational Study of Nurse Staffing Ratios and Hospital Readmission among Children admitted for Common Conditions. BMJ Qual Saf, 22: 735-742. Background of Study Tubbs-Cooley et al. (2013) argued that patient-to-nurse staffing proportion in hospitals have been associa...
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