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Articles by Amy Glasofer, BSN, MSN, DNP(c)

Determining the level of evidence: Nonresearch evidence

Glasofer, Amy; Townsend, Ann B.

Nursing Critical Care. 15(2):22-26, March 2020.

The final installment in this series reviews different types of nonresearch evidence useful in clinical decision-making.

Determining the level of evidence: Nonexperimental research designs

Glasofer, Amy; Townsend, Ann B.

Nursing Critical Care. 15(1):24-27, January 2020.

The next installment in this series provides critical care nurses with guidance to identify key features of the most-common nonexperimental research designs.

Determining the level of evidence: Experimental research appraisal

Glasofer, Amy; Townsend, Ann B.

Nursing Critical Care. 14(6):22-25, November 2019.

The first installment in this series provides a basic understanding of research design to appraise the level of evidence of a source. This article reviews appraisal of randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental research.

Mass shootings: A call for nursing awareness and action

Glasofer, Amy; Laskowski-Jones, Linda

Nursing Critical Care. 13(5):14-20, September 2018.

Critical care nurses need to be prepared to care for the victims of a mass shooting. This article reviews survival and hemorrhage control recommendations as well as hospital preparedness lessons learned by facilities that have previously experienced this type of emergency.

The impact of user technique on temporal artery thermometer measurements

Barry, Laura; Branco, Janet; Kargbo, Natasha; More

Nursing Critical Care. 11(5):12-14, September 2016.

Learn about the impact of user technique on temporal artery thermometer measurements.

Innovations in practice: A call for research, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice projects

Glasofer, Amy

Nursing Critical Care. 11(2):7-10, March 2016.

Introducing our newest department, which will focus on publishing high-quality research, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice projects that are relevant to critical care nursing practice.

Leading a successful journal club with evidence-based practice

Glasofer, Amy

Nursing Critical Care. 9(5):36-39, September 2014.

Journal clubs help increase knowledge of current trends in literature, research understanding, and address practice issues by bringing together staff with similar clinical interests. Considering the questions: Who, what, when, where, why, and how contributes to a productive JC.

Searching with critical appraisal tools

Glasofer, Amy

Nursing Critical Care. 9(2):18-22, March 2014.

Nurses rank feeling unable to judge the quality of research as one of the greatest hurdles to using research in practice. Participation in a journal club improves members' ability to critically appraise the quality of research.