Evidence-Based Project, Part 3: Critical Appraisal of Research


Conduct a critical appraisal of the four peer-reviewed articles you selected by completing the Evaluation Table within the Critical Appraisal Tool Worksheet Template. Choose a total of four peer- reviewed articles that you selected related to your clinical topic of interest in Module 2 and Module 3.

Note: You can choose any combination of articles from Modules 2 and 3 for your Critical Appraisal. For example, you may choose two unfiltered research articles from Module 2 and two filtered research articles (systematic reviews) from Module 3 or one article from Module 2 and three articles from Module 3. You can choose any combination of articles from the prior Module Assignments as long as both modules and types of studies are represented.

Part 3B: Critical Appraisal of Research

Based on your appraisal, in a 1-2-page critical appraisal, suggest a best practice that emerges from the research you reviewed. Briefly explain the best practice, justifying your proposal with APA citations of the research.

                                                             USE  ANY 4 FROM  THESE STUDIES 


Kampiatu, P., & Cozean, J. (2015). A controlled, crossover study of a  persistent antiseptic to reduce hospital-acquired infection. African journal of infectious diseases, 9(1),69. https://doi.org/10.4314/ajid.  v9i1.2.

  Ho, H. J., Poh, B. F., Choudhury, S., Krishnan, P., Ang, B., & Chow, A. (2015).  Alcohol handrubbing and chlorhexidine handwashing are equally effective in removing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from  health care workers’ hands: A randomized controlled trial. American journal of infection control, 43(11), 1246–1248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic  .2015.06.005.

  Saito, H., Inoue, K., Ditai, J., Wanume, B., Abeso, J., Balyejussa, J., & Weeks,  A. (2017). Alcohol-based hand rub and incidence of healthcare-associated infections in a rural regional referral and teaching hospital in  Uganda (‘WardGel’ study). Antimicrobial resistance and infection control, 6, 129. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13756-017-0287-8.

 Kritsotakis, E. I., Kontopidou, F., Astrinaki, E., Roumbelaki, M., Ioannidou,  E., & Gikas, A. (2017). Prevalence, incidence burden, and clinical impact of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance:  a national prevalent cohort study in acute care hospitals in  Greece. Infection and drug resistance, 10, 317–328.https://doi.org/10.  2147/IDR. S147459 

  Sadule-Rios, N., & Aguilera, G. (2017). Nurses’ perceptions of reasons for persistent low rates in hand hygiene compliance. Intensive & critical care nursing, 42, 17–21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iccn.2017.02.005