Critical Appraisal

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A Critical Appraisal of a Qualitative Study Grand Canyon University Introduction to Nursing Research NRS-433V September 17, 2014 A Critical Appraisal of a Qualitative Study Problem Statement The clinical problem and research problem that led to the study is identifying the effectiveness of rapid response teams (RRTs) functionality. It was noted, “most of the research on response teams has focused on tracking and reporting the hospital outcomes” (Leach & Mayo, 2013, p. 199). The researchers of this study believe that assessment of the actual functionality of the RRTs performance can lead to a better understanding of RRTs that can lead to fine tuning the education required to improve their performance when responding to a critical…show more content…
There were 53 references for this study. The research study was accepted by the journal for publication May 2013. The study was conducted during a 30-day period from August to September 2008. The referenced studies were mostly current. There was one that was from 1986 and a few from the late 1990s. These references were used, not to support this study, but to inform the reader of a time before the RRTs were created. Although there was not much literature on this particular research problem, the RRTs effectiveness in functionality, there was other research that was referenced on RRTs and the rates on cardiopulmonary arrests (codes) and mortality rates in relation to the initiation of RRTs. The author did divulge mixed findings with most of the studies on the RRTs and the rates of cardiopulmonary arrests and mortality rates after the RRTs were created. There was not any weaknesses or limitations identified with any studies that had to do with the particular research problem similar to the current…show more content…
200). “Grounded theory was used to illuminate the social and technical process of a multidisciplinary health care team and the members’ interactions in order to explain the subjective aspects of team-based care delivery and participating as an individual on the team” (Leach & Mayo, 2013, p. 200). A framework was developed from the study findings. This framework could guide future studies. Five categories were identified to be important when the RRT effectiveness is being described. The categories are listed in a table on page 202. The study went into detail when the researchers analyzed the data for each of these categories and were then able to formulate an opinion as to where they felt more studies would support their research

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