Quantitative Article: Merate During The Intramuscular Pressure

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Quantitative Article
Sisson, H (2015) Aspirating during the intramuscular injection procedure: a systematic literature review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24, 2368–2375.
The following identify how the researcher addressed the five areas of the selected journal article:
•background or introduction: The aim of this study was to review current practice regarding aspirating during intramuscular (IM) injections and to propose guidance for future practice.
The introduction discusses the fact that administration of injections is a basic “nursing activity”. The author also discusses the debate surrounding aspiration during IM injection and how it is ingrained in the nursing education process. What aspiration means is clearly stated in the introduction.
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The author states that IM injections are the most painful and best practice is necessary to avoid tissue damage. She notes that aspiration during IM injection likely started because of accidental intravenous insertion, but implies that most reports of this happen while injecting into gluteal muscle which is no longer widely practiced. She also notes that experts are widely divided in their opinion which validates the need for clarity
•review of the literature: The original search for literature turned up over 4000 articles. After excluding many of these for various reasons, 25 article were left. These 25 were assessed for eligibility and 19 articles were excluded as they were not primary studies, leaving 6 article to be included in the review. A graph showing this is pictured in the article. The 6 relevant articles were published between 2000 and 2014
•discussion of methodology: Databases searched include all the following CINAHL, Medline, Academic Search Premier, Web of Science, SCOPUS and the Cochrane library. It is stated that for quality and completeness Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) was adhered to. Key words included “injection/vaccination, methods and
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Effective communication is key and delivering effective communication in an oncology setting where the psychological impact is so prevalent can lead to positive influence on patient recovery. In contrast, ineffective communication can lead to anxiety, impacts patient compliance, leads to uncertainty and poor satisfaction. The researcher suggests that even though the benefits of communicating effectively are clear, there are still barriers that nurses report. The author sites two other research article that show the need for further education around communicating effectively with patient, family and other healthcare professionals. The purpose of this research is to “recognize, address and overcome communication challenges in the oncology setting. With a notable focus on challenges related to empathic communication and End of life (EOL) care

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