Nr500 Evaluation of a Website Credibility Essay

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Evaluating a Website for Credibility: KidsHealth
NR500 Foundational Concepts and Application

Evaluation of a Websites Credibility: KidsHealth
In today’s world of medicine when developing a patient care plan nurses should use evidence-based practice that has been peer-reviewed by subject matter experts (Miller, Jones, Graves, & Sievert 2010). The internet is frequently used by nurses to gather more information, expand their knowledge base, and provide patient education. The website http://kidshealth.org was found using the Google search engine, and chosen because of my work with the pediatric population. The purpose of KidsHealth is to provide parents, teens, and kids with a resource to consult regarding the health
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At the end of each section the name and credentials of the individual who reviewed the information, the date reviewed, and the name and credentials of the individual who originally reviewed the information are stated. There are also links to webpages containing additional resources, which include: CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the United States Food and Drug Administration.
Ease of Navigation and Privacy and Security KidsHealth does not require the creation of a user identification and password too access information, articles, or additional resources. A broadband and wireless network connection were used to access KidsHealth; in both cases the website loaded quickly without errors present. Images and sounds could be visualized and heard using both connections, and the links provided were functioning with information loaded in a timely manner. Resources were clearly labeled with subject matters easily located.
Credibility
KidsHealth is a credible site for individuals to obtain information regarding the health and development of children. MEDLINEPlus, the CDC, Mayo Clinic, and KidsHealth are recommended to both consumer and professional…