Essay on Research Database Form

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Research Database Assignment Form Type your answers to the following questions using complete sentences and correct grammar, spelling and syntax. Click “Save as” and save the file with your last name and assignment, e.g.,”NR449_Research_Database_Smith” Submit to the Research Database basket in the Dropbox by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 5. The guidelines and grading rubric for this assignment may be found in Doc Sharing. Name: Nicole Felix Describe briefly your topic of interest (15 possible points): My topic is to determine if nursing staffing is linked to patient outcomes. Hospitals/facilities with low nursing staffing tend to have poorer patient outcomes such as pneumonia, shock, cardiac arrest, and urinary tract…show more content…
This allows me to gain insight on this topic by reading studies and survey results. #2 Database (or collection) (30 possible points): Title of source: The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Location of source (URL): http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ThePracticeofProfessionalNursing/PatientSafetyQuality/Research-Measurement/The-National-Database Author, owner or publisher: The owner is American Nurses Association (ANA). The authors are Jennifer Duncan, Isis Montalvo, and Nancy Dunton. Describe (in your own words) the research database or collection of research including the purpose and the subject matter it covers: NDNQI is actually the only database available where participating facilities or hospitals receive reports that contain data that is collected and submitted at all nursing unit levels where nursing occurs. It is a proprietary database of ANA. They collect and analyze specific data from different nursing units from hopsitals in the US for quality improvement purposes and to identify how nursing staffing affects patient outcomes.. NDNQI is for members only but the artciles are available to the public at no cost. Explain how the source relates to your topic of interest: This source is related to my topic of interest because it contains national data in regards to the relationship between nurse staffing and patient outcomes.
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