“In adults, is wearing a mask effective for preventing human-to-human transmission of airborne illnesses”?
You are a nurse in a public health unit working to evaluate recommendations for effective policy that aim to control the community spread of COVID-19. You are asked to provide a brief report that responds to the following research question: “In adults, is wearing a mask effective for preventing human-to-human transmission of airborne illnesses”? TASK Using the following A’s of Evidence Based Practice, you are to: · Acquire the literature by using a search strategy adapted as appropriate for various research databases (e.g. PubMed; CINAHL; PsychInfo) to identify evidence that will inform your response to the research question. You are to report and justify your search strategy. · Appraise the quality of studies identified according to their level of evidence. · Assess whether evidence suggests wearing a face mask in public is effective for reducing the spread of airborne illnesses. Discuss the implications for public health recommendations. Identify gaps in the evidence where appropriate and opportunities for further research.