A well-prepared literature review documents the current knowledge on a selected practice topic and may indicate whether the findings are ready to be incorporated into practice. The purpose of the literature review, using peer-reviewed published research, is to summarize key findings of research that promotes the use of technology and telecommunications in nursing. In this assignment, you will gain the experience of conducting a literature review of a selected topic on the use of technology and telecommunications in health care.
For this assignment, you will:
Select a topic on a specific patient care technology or telecommunication in health care that you have interest in reviewing. Topic examples:
Wireless communication solutions.
Real-time location systems.
Workflow management systems.
Wireless patient monitoring solutions.
Electronic medication administration with bar coding.
Electronic clinical documentation with clinical decision support.
Interactive patient systems.
Conduct a search using the various electronic databases
Select studies published during the past five years.
Select four appropriate peer-reviewed, research-based articles. These studies may be qualitative, quantitative, or outcomes-based. Note: The articles should not be a meta-analysis.
Use the organizational format shown on pages 181–182 of your Understanding Nursing Research text and complete a summary of key findings in each study using the table format presented in the text.
Use 12-point Times New Roman font style.
Must be 4-6 pages
Provide a Title Page and Reference Page following APA style.
Present a brief overview of the selected technology including your interest and any professional experience.
Describe criteria used to select the studies including the name(s) of database(s) used.
Present the studies using the following example:
Author(s) and year.
“Burns, Murrock, and Grove (2012) conducted . . .”
“This study . . .”
Purpose of study.
Sample size and sampling method.
Treatment or intervention.
Review the Literature Review of Technology in Nursing Scoring Guide for the grading criteria of this assignment.
Use APA style and formatting guidelines to cite all references and in subject headings.