Determining the Credibility of Evidence and Resources
School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Capella University
NURS-FPX4030 Making Evidence-Based Decisions
April 16, 2022
Determining the Credibility of Evidence and Resources
One of the most difficult aspects of modern nursing is ensuring patients’ safety and reducing pharmaceutical mistakes via careful dosing and administration. As a nurse with extensive experience caring for diabetes patients, I have taught many pupils. Nursing students often provide the correct insulin dose to their diabetic patients after double-checking the instructions (Herman et al., 2023). An evidence-based strategy would be helpful in the endocrinology department. This report uses scientific, evidence-based, peer-reviewed literature from the previous five years to investigate the problem of insulin delivery prescription mistakes. This will aid nursing students in giving diabetic patients the correct insulin dose.
Criteria for determining credibility
The authority of the author is crucial in determining the reliability of the sources consulted. The best method for determining a source’s reliability is to use the criteria proposed by research and backed by evidence (Shahid et al., 2023). To ensure reliability, I relied on research that had been evaluated by academics and had been published within the previous five years. In my search for reliable information, I learned that specialists in education and academics who submit papers are highly esteemed. The writers detailed their credentials and experience in nursing and healthcare delivery. Assumptions, relevant research, and background information on drug mistakes were all included to ensure reliability.
I also sought specific and explicit references on their reasons for prioritizing patient safety and decreasing drug mistakes. Consult scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles, a policy and procedure manual, a hospital database, or a website with a.gov, .org, or.edu extension as a starting point for research into the identified diagnostic or safety concern. As a result of being reviewed by other medical experts like physicians and APRNs, the data produced would be more reliable. If you need information on how to inject insulin, visit www.diabetes.org.
Many websites that end in.com are commercial and may offer material that is erroneous, outmoded, or prejudiced; nurses undertaking research should avoid these sites. Blogs are often commercial or for-profit websites, making them unreliable information sources since they are opinion articles. Because medical knowledge is ever-evolving, a nurse will only consider research published in the recent several years (Borozdina, 2023).
Analysis of relevance and credibility of sources
The most common causes of mistakes and strategies for reducing risk while using insulin treatment are discussed in one academic article. The library materials utilized to research insulin administration issues were checked for accuracy and relevance using the earlier criteria. The studies included were credible, applicable, and conducted within the previous four years. The American Diabetes Association website has a wealth of information for people with diabetes and others who need to learn how to administer insulin (Galetsi et al., 2023). Nursing students may benefit from this section, which describes insulin’s many types and characteristics since reliable volunteers maintain it and contain up-to-date information.
Nursing insulin preparation and administration using a pen device vs. bottle and syringe are evaluated in one scholarly paper by Shogbon-Nwaesei et al. (2019). Future nurse education opportunities to enhance insulin’s safe and effective use with both delivery methods were also recognized. It is credible since it is recent research evaluated by experts and published within the last five years. The author works in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy.
As far as we can tell, the data provided by the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) is the most compelling. How to prepare an insulin injection and accurately measure a syringe are just two of the many topics covered on this site (Steenkamp, 2022). This website has credibility since it helps nursing students get experience with injection sites, insulin preparation, and dosing. Since it was released in 2022 and comes from a reputable.org domain, you may trust the information presented here.
Incorporating credible evidence
Evidence-based practice models may improve the working environment and patient outcomes inside health systems. Implementation of EBP models is possible via training and education, legislation and regulation, and residency programs. The Iowa evidence-based model is a guide for nurses that uses a methodology to facilitate the processes of issue recognition, solution exploration, and change adoption. Determining the problem or triggers, selecting, analyzing, and summarizing relevant research are the five components of the current approach (Zhang & Yin., 2023). The nurse may guide the evaluation, suggesting that the collaborative participants break up into smaller workgroups to critically review and synthesize solutions to decrease insulin delivery mistakes. Validating and enhancing the new model is also a strategy component, allowing businesses to send representatives to an annual conference to engage in various activities and share knowledge about evidence-based change models.
The panel should report back on any questions, concerns, or suggestions that were raised. The nurse will teach nursing students inside the company how to provide quality care in practice. Clinicians at the point of care, who are grappling with vital clinical dilemmas and want to raise the bar by systematically using evidence, are the target audience for this concept. The nurse will be able to understand diabetes, take measures to reduce the likelihood of insulin errors and discuss EBP adjustments that improve outcomes after gaining the necessary knowledge and skills.
Sometimes it takes work to know where to go for reliable information. If the criteria for establishing credibility are utilized, however, one should be able to get started on finding trustworthy and dependable proof of information. When trustworthy research and evidence-based practice are combined, they provide timely and accurate evidence for high-quality patient treatment. Nurses will keep using EBP to improve their patients’ results as the nursing field progresses and new knowledge is used.
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Shahid, S., Cabra-Bautista, G., & Florez, I. D. (2023). Quality and credibility of clinical practice guidelines recommendations for managing neonatal hypoglycemia. A protocol for a systematic review and recommendations’ synthesis. PloS one, 18(1), e0280597. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0280597
Shogbon-Nwaesei, A. O., Jacob, B. C., Kimble, L. P., Peasah, S. K., Burtner, J., Moody, L., … & Ryan, G. (2019). Time–motion analysis of nurses utilizing insulin pen devices compared to vial and syringe in an inpatient setting. Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 32(2), 126-131. https://doi.org/10.1177/0897190017743132
Steenkamp, D. (Ed.). (2022). Intensive Diabetes Management. American Diabetes Association.
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