Antibiotic Resistance and Children Essays

1221 Words Oct 31st, 2013 5 Pages
Review of Sources
American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Family Physicians. (2004). Clinical Guidelines: Diagnosis and Treatment of Otitis Media. Retrieved August 13, 2013 from http://aappolicy.aappublications.org
The above source is a filtered source as it was taken from the website of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). It is appropriate to use in nursing clinical practice because it discusses studies done that suggest that watchful waiting is appropriate when treating uncomplicated cases of otitis media. The nurse can use this source to provide education to the parents of these children. The classification of source is evidence-based guideline as it contains many research articles and reviews them in a
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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 17, 576-579.
This source is unfiltered. It came from the biomedical database OVID. It is appropriate for use in Nursing Practice as it discusses the problem of pathogen resistance to antibiotics and would be a great source of education to the parents who choose to use antibiotic therapy as the first line of treatment. The classification of source is Evidence Summary and several resources were used to write the journal.
Results from interviews with Parents who have brought their children into the clinic for acute otitis media.
The source is Unfiltered. It comes directly from the clinic and is interviews with the parents of children who are brought for AOM. Although parents can provide great insights such as signs and symptoms or their children’s response to prior treatments, this would not be appropriate for nursing practice. Clinicians must follow researched and established guidelines with predictable outcomes when treating children with AOM. The classification of the source is none of the listed.


“Watchful Waiting”
According to the evidence presented in the article “Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media, watchful waiting is an appropriate practice in treating children with acute otitis media (AOM) if the children meet certain guidelines. The observation practice should only be used if a parent can appropriately monitor the child; the parent has easy…