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Quantitative research design and qualitative research design offer different perspectives. Both designs contribute to the body of knowledge in a different and valuable manner. The article of quantitative research titled Targeted temperature management at 33º C versus 36º C after cardiac arrest, by Neilson et al. (2013) was a high level article of research that offered implications for practice. The article of qualitative research titled Predictors of adopting therapeutic hypothermia for post cardiac arrest patients among Canadian emergency room and critical care physicians, by Bigham, Dainty, Scales, Morrison and Brooks (2009) offered insight related to the perceptions of providers. This paper will compare and contrast the two different research methods of these two studies. Both articles of research offered valuable information related to the body knowledge of induced hypothermia management
Contrast of Research
The quantitative research article offered the level of evidence associated with a randomized control trial. The findings were high quality and maintained a high level of evidence that led to recommendations for practice. The researchers displayed rigorous guidelines to meet inclusion. The control groups were blinded, so caregivers were unaware of which group was being studied. The findings suggested the outcomes were the same related to a patient who was cooled to 33º C and 36º C (Neilson et al., 2013). For clinicians who practice hypothermia, this translates to the thought process post cardiac arrest patients may not have any improvement in outcomes when cooled to 33º C versus 36 ºC. In the future, primary goals of temperature management may lead controlled temperature management.
In contrast the article of ...

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...rch shared related to the differences of target temperature would not have been able to be studied using a survey. A survey may not offer strong enough evidence for practice adoption. The qualitative method does offer insight into the perceptions of individuals.

Works Cited

Bingham B. L., Dainty, K. N., Scales, D. C., Morrison, L. J., & Brooks, S. C. (2010). Predictors of adopting therapeutic hypothermia for post-cardiac arrest patients among Canadian emergency and critical care physicians. Resuscitation, 81, 20-24.
Neilsen, N., et al (2013). Targeted temperature management at 33°C versus 36 °C after cardiac arrest. The New England Journal of Medicine, 369(23), 2197-2206.
Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2012). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott.
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