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
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#3 Database (or collection) (30 possible points):
Title of source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Location of source (URL): http://www.ahrq.gov/
Author, owner or publisher: It is part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The director is Carolyn M Clancy.
Describe (in your own words) the research database or collection of research including the purpose and the subject matter it covers: AHRQ’s mission is to help improve the heathcare of all Americans. They establish this by researching the safety, quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of care given. They are also supporters of research that helps consumers or patients make better choices and decisions. Their overall goal is long term improvement. The database is available to reserachers, clinicians, consumers, purchasers, and policymakers. There is no charge to access this database.
Explain how the source relates to your topic of interest: This source relates to my topic of interest because one of AHRQ area of focus is quality improvement and patient safety. There are about 750 articles that were researched about the effects of nursing staffing and patient outcomes.

#4 Database (or collection) (30 possible points):
Title of source: Medscape from WebMD Journal of Medicine
Location of source (URL): http://reference.medscape.com/
Author, owner or publisher: WebMD Health Professional Network that includes theHeart.org and eMedicine.com.
Describe (in your own

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