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Research Article Critique

Table of Contents


Defining Evidence-Based Practice2



Title Evaluation3






Type of study5


Aim of Study5

Significance of Study5

Research Question6

Theoretical Framework6

Literature Review6

Research Design7



Sampling method7

Sample characteristics8

Ethical Consideration8

Data Collection9

Data Analysis9

Validity and Reliability9

Findings and Discussion10


Ethical Issues11





Research Article Critique


The paper is going to critique the article named “Critical Care Patient's Experience of the Helmet Continuous Positive Airway Pressure”. The focus has been on the man issue raised in this article and the type of study design, and literature review selected to deduct the conclusion. The critique will be presented step by step detailing out the study design, literature review, data collection and analysis, reliability and ethical issues.

Defining Evidence-Based Practice

The evidence-based practice (EBP) is the use of best available scientific research in the care of individual patients. It is used mainly in medicine; and is also known as "Medicine based on proven facts" or "Evidence-based medicine (Tonnelier, 2003,2077-80)." EBP or "Evidence based healthcare practice" one might say, is a working method appropriate for any care giver who wants to develop research into care and improve their professional practice. Evidence based practice is the use of the paramount scientific evidence to encourage the clinical decision making . The recognition of the best evidence involves the construction of an opposite research question and literature review.


Author: The author of this article or a research study is Andrew Dimech, RN, BN, MSc, ICU, Dip Onc, and Clinical Nurse Specialist Cancer: Critical Care, Outreach and Resuscitation, Critical Care Unit, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London SW3 6JJ, UK. A qualified author is one who has contributed to several intellectual contributions to the published studies. Dimech can be considered a qualified author because he has been a representative of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses. He is quite credible in his work and writing as he has carried out several researches. His qualification is much accurate regarding the experiences of the patients receiving the treatment in critical care unit. He has illustrated the feelings and experiences of the patients in an excellent manner that no one has done yet in such realistic and critical way.

Title Evaluation: The heading of this paper is “Critical Care Patient's Experience of the Helmet Continuous Positive Airway Pressure”. The title depicts the study purpose by depicting the use in dipping rate of intubation and transience of long-suffering with acute respiratory failure (ARF). Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a frequent modality for treating the acute failure of respiration in a critical care unit. Traditionally, a firm fixed mask is applied to supply the support for respiration. The “Helmet CPAP” is a latest product that supplies the similar cure and management along with an unusual technique of deliverance. It is practical for every patient in critical care. It can facilitate momentous enhancement in physiological variables in patients cured by helmet CPAP with no therapy of drugs.

Journal: It is published in the “British Association of Critical Care Nurses”. It is a journal of top quality and it is peer reviewed. It aspires to make the care for chronically ...
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