Critically appraise ‘Rickard, C.M., Webster, J., Wallis, M.C., Marsh, N., McGrail, M.R., French, V., Foster, L., Gallagher, P., Gowardman, J.R., Zhang, L., McClymont, A., & Whitby, M. (2012). Routine versus clinically indicated replacement of peripheral intravenous catheters: a randomised controlled equivalence trial. Lancet, 380, 1066-1074.The critique should focus on the methodology, results, implications for clinical practice and further research. Use the structured format for critique provided on the vUWS site as a guide for the essay. Please choose the correct critique check list(eg. Schulz, K. F., Altman, D. G., & Moher, D.(2010) CONSORT 2010 Statement:updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomized trials. Open Medicine, 4(1):E60.) for the research design of the study being evaluated.
Please follow the marking criteria for assignment.
Conceptualisation of the question or problem is sound. Includes a clear, relevant statement about the importance of the research question/problem to nursing (ie something that is a nursing responsibility).
Critique of methodology and key aspects of the research paper are addressed using the CONSORT checklist (each items). Critique is articulated clearly, concisely and uses appropriate research terminology. Contains correct identification of the methodology used in the research. Critique is relevant and accurate and focuses on the major areas of strengths and/or weaknesses of the research. The critique uses appropriate and accurate research terminology. The writing style demonstrates use of sophisticated vocabulary and accurate grammar and the spelling is accurate. Critical analysis of findings is evident. The key findings for the study are presented.
Conclusions are drawn and implications for health professionals and further research are highlighted Conclusions based on the research finding are stated. The potential significance of the research findings for health professionals is clearly and comprehensively presented. Suggestions for further research are clearly stated.