Discussion: Using the Walden Library

Discussion: Using the Walden Library

By Day 3 of Week 4

Post the following:

Using proper APA formatting, cite the peer-reviewed article you selected that pertains to your practice area and is of particular interest to you and identify the database that you used to search for the article. Explain any difficulties you experienced while searching for this article. Would this database be useful to your colleagues? Explain why or why not. Would you recommend this database? Explain why or why not.

By Day 6 of Week 4

Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by offering suggestions/strategies for working with this database from your own experience, or offering ideas for using alternative resources.

Discussion: Using the Walden Library

RE: Discussion – Week 4- main post

I selected the Parkland Formula with fluid resuscitation is effective in thermal burns for the adult population. The use of the Parkland Formula is commonplace in the burn intensive care unit. The Parkland Formula is standard practice for initial fluid management for a burn injury. The initial treatment of a burn injury will set the tone and pace for the patient’s recovery. I used the cumulative index to nursing and allied health literature (CINAHL) database for my research (Walden University Library, 2019).  

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This database is very resourceful because it has a variety of search engines with access to peer-reviewed articles. This database was easy to navigate and included features like Boolean terms and year filters. This is helpful when needed to target specific audiences. When searching for the terms burn patients and fluid resuscitation, it brought up hundreds of articles and even gave a link to an abstract. The abstract was useful as it allowed a preview of the document. I do believe this would benefit my colleagues. The database is easy to access and uses the Boolean terms OR, AND, and NOT (Walden University Library, 2019). Boolean terms help narrow the searches down to a more specific target. The only difficulty I had was getting the right terms in the search engine to find what I was looking for. Overall, I would recommend this database search tool Discussion: Using the Walden Library.  

 

Resources

Effectiveness of Parkland formula in the estimation of resuscitation fluid volume in adult thermal burns. (2019, April 1). ScienceDirect. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1008127518302414?token=06472B4EDBA84DC3DBD36443434A0BD9E303541EB6C7A96F0172105B8AD45B81167D4E6F318C231E5777192550EFC7C7&originRegion=us-east-1&originCreation=20211216234904 

 

Walden University Library. (n.d.). Databases A-Z: Nursing. Retrieved October 4, 2019,  From https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/az.php?s=19981 

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Hi Jamie,

Thank you for such an interesting topic of burns. I have not worked with burn patients as of yet in my nursing career, however;  I do find this topic very interesting  how the first 24 hours is absolutely crucial to the patients survival. ” Resuscitation of acute major burns is a challenge to the burn care providers especially in the first 24 h from the time of burns. It is one of the major determinants of survival of burn patients” (Ete, 2019). Although there are several other method that can be used to care for burn patients, none of these methods guarantee a smooth resuscitation but this Parkland method is still widely used. These were all interesting findings.

I simply typed the topic in the browser and looked for sources that looked like they had reliable resources by reviewing the content. 

References:

Ete, Geley (2019). Effectiveness of Parkland formula in the estimation of resuscitation fluid volume in adult thermal burns. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1008127518302414?via%3Dihub

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Your post caught my attention, and it was a great one. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit our country, I have been keeping up with how it has infected and killed people by tracking the number of cases and deaths using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Covid Data Tracker. The total number of cases is more than 51 million and the total number of deaths is above 800,000 as of December 23, 2021 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021). Not only the infection rate and mortality rate was I interested in but also how it affected the lives of American people. It was pleasant to know that the government was reaching out to the underserved community of homeless people who are vulnerable when they are out in the community because of their poor nutritional status and their lack of resources and access to health care.

I tried to use the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) Plus with Full Text to search for articles that involve homelessness and COVID-19 and I was led to a journal article about the use of murals to inform the homeless about steps they can take to prevent COVID-19 infection and the installation of handwashing stations for them to use. These efforts were done in Philadelphia, PA which aimed to help end the pandemic and the groups involved in the program ended up painting four informational murals and 15 handwashing stations (Ha et al., 2021). The collaboration of the different organizations involved in the abovementioned project just shows that together (with the government or other Americans) we can make a difference. You might be interested in this article.

Upon using CINAHL Plus, I was able to narrow down my search using the peer-reviewed scholarly journals option; thus, it was easy for me to select the article I suggested above. I consider CINAHL Plus as a valuable database for our coursework.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (n.d.). COVID data tracker. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved December 23, 2021, from https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home

Ha, Y. P., McDonald, N., Hersh, S., Fenniri, S. R., Hillier, A., & Cannuscio, C. C. (2021, January). Using informational murals and handwashing stations to increase access to sanitation among people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. American Journal of Public Health111(1), 50–53. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2020.305961

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11 months ago

Mckenzey Bowers 

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Hi Kylene,

I enjoyed reading your post. I am also very interested in the way that the Covid-19 pandemic has effected our country, further than just those who have been tested positive. Mental health disorders, substance abuse, homelessness, etc. have all increased in the midst of this pandemic (Wainwright, et. al., 2020).

In researching different articles, I have used the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) Plus with Full Text database before and thoroughly liked it. For this discussion post, I used MEDLINE plus with full text. I love the option of full text as this is super beneficial for our research. According to Walden University Library (n.d.), CINAHL Plus provides full text for more than 770 journals recorded in CINAHL. These databases allow us to narrow our searches for peer-reviewed, scholarly sources, within a certain time frame, and specific documents that you’re looking for. Having this ability during research in this program is extremely advantageous.

References

Wainwright, J. J., Mikre, M., Whitley, P., Dawson, E., Huskey, A., Lukowiak, A., & Giroir, B. P. (2020). Analysis of drug test results before and after the US declaration of a national emergency concerning the COVID-19 outbreak. Jama324(16), 1674-1677.

Walden University Library. (n.d.). Databases a-z: Nursing. Retrieved December 23, 2021, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/az.php?s=19981

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11 months ago

Ryslande Eugene Dominique 

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Hi Kylene,

I appreciated the way you presented your post regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has affected homelessness and other class of our society that shows a critical public health issue now, even at this time alone with others, such as Delta and Omicron, and the number of deaths in the US and globally continue to increase. In the US, over 17.6 million cases have been reported and over 315,000 of these cases have resulted in mortalities. California, Texas, and Florida provide examples of states with the highest number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 since data from these states indicate cases of 1.83 million, 1.57 million, and 1.19 million people diagnosed with COVID-19 and added to the pictures ( Delta and Omicron) respectively. Chudasama et al. (2020) in the research “Influence of COVID-19 on routine care for chronic diseases: A global survey of views from healthcare professionals,” portrays that people with underlying lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, obesity, overweight, and hypertension prove a higher risk of death compared to others in the population. Bernell and Howard (2016) show that 6 in 10 adults in the US have a chronic disease Discussion: Using the Walden Library. The most common chronic diseases in the US are heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease embracing homelessness makes it more painful.

        Enhancing the fight against COVID-19 and others also requests for enhancements in the efforts directed towards managing lifestyle diseases. Possible public health strategies for this span boosting public awareness, appropriate follow-up strategies, and guaranteeing the services for healthcare offered to the population are of quality (Shinkafi & Ali, 2020). Pragmatic strategies for data and information management compete for a crucial role in this aspect. Consequently, the core of the planned program in investigating various editorials, I must take advantage of the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) Plus with Full-Text database beforehand and throughout enjoyed it. MEDLINE full text is useful and extremely valuable for our study. Agreeing to Walden University Library (n.d.), CINAHL Plus offers full text for more than numerous journals documented in CINAHL. These libraries allow us to focus our examinations on peer-reviewed, scholarly sources, surrounded by a specific period setting, and specific records that take into consideration. Getting this capability throughout the investigation in this course is exceedingly beneficial Discussion: Using the Walden Library.

That’s a very important post, thank you for bringing it to the surface.

                                                                                                              References

Bernell, S., & Howard, S. W. (2016). Use your words carefully: what is a chronic disease?. Frontiers in public health, 4, 159.

       Chudasama, Y. V., Gillies, C. L., Zaccardi, F., Coles, B., Davies, M. J., Seidu, S., & Khunti, K. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 on routine care for chronic diseases: A global survey of views from healthcare professionals. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews, 14(5), 965-967.

Walden University Library. (n.d.). Databases a-z: Nursing. Retrieved December 23, 2021, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/az.php?s=19981

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10 months ago

Crystal Lewis WALDEN INSTRUCTOR MANAGER

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Hi, Kylene,

If you  have difficulty finding an article, how could you contact the Walden Library for assistance?

Excellent post!

Dr. Lewis

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10 months ago

Mariah Quero 

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Hello Kylene,

You have chosen a great article that pertains a significant topic with the COVID-19 pandemic still going on. I find the article very informative, and I am delighted to have read that public health officials have responded effectively to the needs of the homeless population. Thank you also for letting me know that the PubMed was not very helpful with your research on your topic. I have used PubMed to find the peer-reviewed article I selected, and I thought it is the best database among the others considering that it has more than 33 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature (Walden University, n.d.). Despite that, I am grateful that the Walden University Library provides free access to databases that we can use for research purposes throughout the program.

Reference:

Walden University Library. (n.d.). Databases a-z: nursing. Acessed December 22, 2021, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/az.php?s=19981

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10 months ago

Amber Williams 

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Thank you for this post! When Covid-19 hit I don’t think it ever dawned on me the suffering of people that were homeless all the shelters and dining halls that are definitely within close proximity. How they didn’t and/or don’t have access to soap and water let along hand sanitizer. Thank you for shedding light on this topic. It breaks my heart just knowing people are not only suffering due to being homeless but now they are at risk for so much more Discussion: Using the Walden Library. When the outbreak occurred the CDC recommended that they take the proper protocol (2020) but I am sure that was nearly impossible being that homeless shelters were already crowded and tight spaced.

Tobolowsky, F. A., Gonzales, E., Self, J. L., Rao, C. Y., Keating, R., Marx, G. E., McMichael, T. M., Lukoff, M. D., Duchin, J. S., Huster, K., Rauch, J., McLendon, H., Hanson, M., Nichols, D., Pogosjans, S., Fagalde, M., Lenahan, J., Maier, E., Whitney, H., & Sugg, N. (2020). COVID-19 Outbreak Among Three Affiliated Homeless Service Sites – King County, Washington, 2020. MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, 69(17), 523–526. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6917e2

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10 months ago

Caspertine Johnson 

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Kylene,

Great post! I always find subjects about the under served or impoverished populations most interesting. COVID has been hard on all but you post on your research as added extra insight. I went back and researched “COVID and Homelessness” and was offered CDC recommendations and information about homeless Veterans dealing with COVID. I can definitely appreciate being able to search various topics in various databases (Shellenbarger, 2016).

Shellenbarger, T. (2016), Simplifying Synthesis. Nurse Author & Editor, 26: 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1750-4910.2016.tb00224.x

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11 months ago

Susan Bencomo 

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