Hypothermia Therapy

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The nursing topic that I am going to base my final paper on is the use of hypothermia therapy following the successful resuscitation of adult patients. I want to further understand the positive or the negative outcomes for patients after we have using the hypothermia therapy protocol. hypothermia _1_.pdf This is one of the research studies that I plan on using in the research for my finial paper. The PICO question that I will be trying to answer in my research paper will be " In the resuscitated adult patient does the use of hypothermia therapy have a reduced mortality rate for adult patients after they have been discharged from the hospital?" By using the definition of PICOT from our book, the P in my research is resuscitated adult patients,…show more content…
I am going to say this article is a quantitative research study, because based on the definition by the textbook quantitative research uses measurement and the review of collected data (Fain, 2017). This research article was a study that is based on the study of a specific number of people and has reviewed the outcomes of those patients and the information collected from those patients to form the data they are reporting in the article. The design of this study I would say is observational as the research was gathered after studying the patients in the hospital setting, even though no on site studying was completed. After reading the article data was collected from the participants of the study such as risk for cardiac arrest, cardiac rhythm that lead to the arrest and vitals (Dankiewicz, Schmidbauer, & Nielsen 2014) . . After reading the chapter on data collection methods it seems to me that this study used biophysical measures in an after the fact method, because patient vital sign and other physiological data was collected from patient charts and EMS records (Fain, 2017). The sample size for this study was 663 patients from 46 different critical units from Europe and United States (Dankiewicz,Schmidbauer, & Nielsen 2014)
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