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Assessment 1 –Cochrane Review Summary
Assessment Type Written Assignment
Purpose This assessment is designed to develop your ability to evaluate, interpret and use high quality quantitative evidence in your practice. The Cochrane Library is a collection of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Cochrane is for anyone interested in using high-quality information to make health decisions. Whether you are a doctor or nurse, patient or carer, researcher or funder, Cochrane evidence provides a powerful tool to enhance your healthcare knowledge and decision making.
You are required to write a summary of one of the three provided Cochrane Reviews (STEP 1: Choose one of the following 3 Cochrane Reviews:
1. Breathing Exercises for Adults with Asthma
2. Beta-blockers for suspected or diagnosed acute myocardial infarction
3. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor agonists for acute stroke
This assessment requires you to provide a commentary on a Cochrane Review. Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) ‘Cochrane Corners’ are a summary of an original Cochrane Review written by nurses for nurses to highlight the relevance for nursing practice.
Assessment Requirements:
Explain what the review is about and why it was conducted. Identify which parts of the review are relevant and interesting to you as a student nurse. It must not be a direct cut and paste (approximately 250words).
Describe what this review aims to achieve. This information will come mainly from the systematic review report (approximately 100 words).
Summarise the main interventions and the primary outcomes in the review. It must not be a direct cut and paste (approximately 150words).
Accurately report the results for the primary outcomes. You can use narrative, tabular or graphical formats as long as it accurately represents the results. It must not be a direct cut and paste. (approximately 150words).
Comment on the ‘Conclusion’ section. It must not be a direct cut and paste. (approximately150Words).
6.Implications for practice
In your opinion, what are the implications of this review for nursing practice? This section requires independent, critical thought (approximately 200words).
Use APA style to reference the Cochrane review and any other references you might use. Most sections of this assessment do not require external references however appropriate references in the ‘Background’ and ‘Implications for Practice’ sections may be useful. Writing in your own words ‘paraphrasing’ demonstrates how well you understand the content.
Length 1000 (+/-10%) words excluding the reference list(APA6 or 7).