Weighing the Evidence
The concept of understanding the reason behind certain conclusions made by researchers is crucial in the attempt to evaluate certain drawn conclusions (Schmidt & Brown, 2009). The interpretation of the information gathered or rather the analysis of the collected data is important in the decision making process. The measures applicable by the necessary authority on establishing long-lasting solution on the issue at hand are highly dependable on the conclusions drawn from the data. All the steps involved in the research that is from formulation process, data collection, data analysis, and the presentation of the information are pertinent to determine the quality of information. The question at hand that in this case is about surgical site infection and needs a satisfactory answer without leaving loose ends.
The SSI analysis is according to the information, which Fuller summarizes in the article published in the year 2010. The article's vitality is evident especially where the author gives a brief history about surgical site infection. Furthermore, basic information on the techniques used by the earlier physicians to handle the situation thus shining some light on the information regarding the changes that has taken place on the issue about surgical site infection. An attempt to show the need to handle the situation is valid by giving general statistics from dependent source that is the Department of Health. The information shows the urgency by providing a rank showing that SSI is number two in the hierarchy among the infectious diseases affecting individuals in America.
Moreover, the researcher attests to the urgency of managing surgical site infection by giving real data on the adverse effects. In addition, the article shows significant increases in the rate of mortality, morbidity, and cost of treatment of the diseases because of bacteria that one may acquire. The article analyzes a research by known medical researcher named Cohort undertaken in 1990 about readmission of a patient who has undergone surgery in a particular healthcare facility. The quoted statistics is from a known researcher thus a dependable source of information. The information shows how critical the situation is by quoting figures on analyzed data about the likelihood of a patient returning to the hospital due to illness caused by the acquired bacteria. The article provides important information about the frequently used method to prevent surgical site infection with the suggestion of other factors that needs consideration.
The conclusion made by the researcher regarding this particular article borders on the seriousness of surgical site infection. Noticeably, SSI is critical and has been there for some time and several techniques are available for its management. Another conclusion drawn from the article is that surgical site infection is a problem subject to neglect because more policy makers give more emphasis to other types of infection such as HIV. It is vital to note that SSI also causes death and increased treatment cost thus affects the economy of America. However, there is weakness in the conclusions made by the researcher on this article. The first is about the region. Surgical site infection is a worldwide problem and the suggested solution based on the conclusion should be applicable around the world to aid in enacting measures by other researchers around the world about the issue of SSI. The other weakness is the failure to show the parts left out by researchers such as Cohort and the percentage that the bacteria are likely to affect. Moreover, the answer about what happens to the uninfected part is not vivid and does not include other measures that may assist in the management of SSI.
Fuller, J. R. (2010). Surgical technology: Principles and practice. St. Louis, Mo: Saunders Elsevier.
Schmidt, N., & Brown, J. (2009). Evidence-based Practice for Nurses: Appraisal and Application of Research. Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.