Evidence-Based Proposal and Annotated Bibliography on Technology in Nursing

 

Evidence-Based Proposal and Annotated Bibliography on Technology in Nursing

 

Write a 4-6 page annotated bibliography where you identify peer-reviewed publications that promote the use of a selected technology to enhance quality and safety standards in nursing.

 

Introduction

Before you begin to develop the assessment you are encouraged to complete the Annotated Bibliography Formative Assessment. Completing this activity will help you succeed with the assessment and counts towards course engagement.

 

Rapid changes in information technology go hand-in-hand with progress in quality health care delivery, nursing practice, and interdisciplinary team collaboration. The following are only a few examples of how the health care field uses technology to provide care to patients across multiple settings:

 

Patient monitoring devices.

Robotics.

Electronic medical records.

Data management resources.

Ready access to current science.

Technology is essential to the advancement of the nursing profession, maintaining quality care outcomes, patient safety, and research.

 

This assessment will give you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of how technology can enhance quality and safety standards in nursing. You will prepare an annotated bibliography on technology in nursing. A well-prepared annotated bibliography is a comprehensive commentary on the content of scholarly publications and other sources of evidence about a selected nursing-related technology. A bibliography of this type provides a vehicle for workplace discussion to address gaps in nursing practice and to improve patient care outcomes. As nurses become more accountable in their practice, they are being called upon to expand their role of caregiver and advocate to include fostering research and scholarship to advance nursing practice. An annotated bibliography stimulates innovative thinking to find solutions and approaches to effectively and efficiently address these issues.

 

Preparation

To successfully complete this assessment, perform the following preparatory activities:

 

Select a single direct or indirect patient care technology that is relevant to your current practice or of interest to you. Direct patient care technologies require an interaction, or direct contact, between the nurse and patient. Nurses use direct patient care technologies every day when delivering care to patients. Electronic thermometers or pulse oximeters are examples of direct patient care technologies. Indirect patient care technologies, on the other hand, are those employed on behalf of the patient. They do not require interaction, or direct contact, between the nurse and patient. A handheld device for patient documentation is an example of an indirect patient care technology. Examples of topics to consider for your annotated bibliography include:

Delivery robots.

Electronic medication administration with barcoding.

Electronic clinical documentation with clinical decision support.

Patient sensor devices/wireless communication solutions.

Real-time location systems.

Telehealth.

Workflow management systems.

Conduct a library search using the various electronic databases available through the Capella University Library.

Consult the BSN Program Library Research Guide for help in identifying scholarly and/or authoritative sources.

Access the NHS Learner Success Lab, linked in the courseroom navigation menu, for additional resources.

Scan the search results related to your chosen technology.

Select four peer-reviewed publications focused on your selected topic that are the most interesting to you.

Evaluate the impact of patient care technologies on desired outcomes.

Analyze current evidence on the impact of a selected patient care technology on patient safety, quality of care, and the interdisciplinary team.

Integrate current evidence about the impact of a selected patient care technology on patient safety, quality of care, and the interdisciplinary team into a recommendation.

Notes

Publications may be research studies or review articles from a professional source. Newspapers, magazines, and blogs are not considered professional sources.

Your selections need to be current—within the last five years.

Annotated Bibliography

Prepare a 4–6 page annotated bibliography in which you identify and describe at least four peer-reviewed publications that promote the use of your selected technology to enhance quality and safety standards in nursing. Be sure that your annotated bibliography includes all of the following elements:

 

Introduction to the Selected Technology Topic

What is your rationale for selecting this particular technology topic? Why are you interested in this?

What research process did you employ?

Which databases did you use?

Which search terms did you use?

Note: In this section of your bibliography, you may use first-person since you are asked to describe your rationale for selecting the topic and the research strategies you employed. Use third person in the rest of the bibliography, however.

Annotation Elements

For each resource, include the full reference followed by the annotation.

Explain the focus of the research or review article you chose.

Provide a summary overview of the publication.

According to this source, what is the impact of this technology on patient safety and quality of care?

According to this source, what is the relevance of this technology to nursing practice and the work of the interdisciplinary health care team?

Why did you select this publication to write about out of the many possible options? In other words, make the case as to why this resource is important for health care practitioners to read.

Summary of Recommendation

How would you tie together the key learnings from each of the four publications you examined?

What organizational factors influence the selection of a technology in a health care setting? Consider such factors as organizational policies, resources, culture/social norms, commitment, training programs, and/or employee empowerment.

How would you justify the implementation and use of the technology in a health care setting? This is the section where you will justify (prove) that the implementation of the

patient care technology is appropriate or not. The evidence should be cited from the literature that was noted in the annotated bibliography.

Consider the impact of the technology on the health care organization, patientcare/satisfaction, and interdisciplinary team productivity, satisfaction, and retention.

Example Assessment: You may use the following to give you an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating on the scoring guide would look like:

 

Assessment 3 Example [PDF].

Additional Requirements

Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.

Length: 4–6-typed, double-spaced pages.

Number of resources: Cite a minimum of four peer-reviewed publications, not websites.

Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12 point.

APA: Follow APA style and formatting guidelines for all bibliographic entries. Refer to Evidence and APA as needed.

Competencies Measured

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:

 

Competency 3: Evaluate the impact of patient care technologies on desired outcomes.

Analyze current evidence on the impact of a selected patient care technology on patient safety, quality of care, and the interdisciplinary team.

Integrate current evidence about the impact of a selected patient care technology on patient safety, quality of care, and the interdisciplinary team into a recommendation.

Competency 4: Recommend the use of a technology to enhance quality and safety standards for patients.

Describe organizational factors influencing the selection of a technology in the health care setting.

Justify the implementation and use of a selected technology in a health care setting.

Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly communication to facilitate use of health information and patient care technologies.

Create a clear, well-organized, and professional annotated bibliography that is generally free from errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Follow APA style and formatting guidelines for all bibliographic entries.

 

 

Evidence-Based Proposal and Annotated Bibliography on Technology in Nursing Scoring Guide

CRITERIA NON-PERFORMANCE BASIC PROFICIENT DISTINGUISHED
Analyze current evidence on the impact of a selected patient care technology on patient safety, quality of care, and the interdisciplinary team. Does not analyze current evidence on the impact of a selected patient care technology on patient safety, quality of care, and the interdisciplinary team. Identifies but does not analyze current evidence on the impact of a selected patient care technology on patient safety, quality of care, and the interdisciplinary team. Analyzes current evidence on the impact of a selected patient care technology on patient safety, quality of care, and the interdisciplinary team. Provides a rigorous, scholarly, and perceptive analysis of current evidence on the impact of a selected patient care technology on patient safety, quality of care, and the interdisciplinary team.
Integrate current evidence about the impact of a selected patient care technology on patient safety, quality of care, and the interdisciplinary team into a recommendation. Does not integrate current evidence about the impact of a selected patient care technology on patient safety, quality of care, and the interdisciplinary team into a recommendation. Integrates some evidence about the impact of a selected patient care technology on patient safety, quality of care, and the interdisciplinary team into a recommendation, but the work lacks detail or is missing critical information. Integrates current evidence about the impact of a selected patient care technology on patient safety, quality of care, and the interdisciplinary team into a recommendation. Integrates well-researched and current evidence about the impact of a selected innovative patient care technology on patient safety, quality of care, and the interdisciplinary team into a recommendation. Provides clear insight into the potential implications of the technology on patient safety and quality of care.
Describe organizational factors influencing the selection of a technology in the health care setting. Does not describe organizational factors influencing the selection of a technology in the health care setting. Identifies but does not fully describe organizational factors influencing the selection of a technology in the health care setting. Describes organizational factors influencing the selection of a technology in the health care setting. Provides a scholarly, comprehensive, and well-researched description of organizational factors influencing the selection of a technology in the health care setting.
Justify the implementation and use of a selected technology in a health care setting. Does not justify the implementation and use of a selected technology in a health care setting. Explains but does not justify the implementation and use of a selected technology in a health care setting. Justifies the implementation and use of a selected technology in a health care setting. Justifies the implementation and use of a selected technology in a health care setting. Provides an in-depth and well-researched analysis of the impact of the technology on quality care and patient safety.
Create a clear, well-organized, and professional annotated bibliography that is generally free from errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Does not create a clear, well-organized, and professional annotated bibliography that is generally free from errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Provides an annotated bibliography that has errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling and exhibits a lack of preparation. Creates a clear, well-organized, and professional annotated bibliography that is generally free from errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Creates a clear, well-organized, and professional annotated bibliography that is free from errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Follow APA style and formatting guidelines for all bibliographic entries. Does not follow APA style and formatting guidelines for citations and references. Partially follows APA style and formatting guidelines for citations and references. Follows APA style and formatting guidelines for all bibliographic entries. Follows APA style and formatting guidelines for citations and references with flawless precision and accuracy.

 

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Solution

Telehealth

Telehealth uses technology such as digital communications to facilitate the provision of health services, including medical care and health information services. The topic of Telehealth has become significant in today’s healthcare system, due to the increasing physical barriers to healthcare access, especially during the COVID 19 pandemic (Snoswell et al., 2020). The controversies surrounding the safety of integration of information technology in healthcare have significantly impaired the adoption of Telehealth by many providers. Research studies on the issue have produced contradicting findings. It is essential to analyze current literature on the topic to determine whether Telehealth is worth adopting. This paper will conduct an annotated bibliography of studies on the benefits of Telehealth. In the paper, I used articles from the PubMed online database to conduct my research on Telehealth. My search terms and phrases were Telehealth and improving healthcare delivery using Telehealth.

Mataxen, P. A., & Webb, L. D. (2019). Telehealth nursing: More than just a phone call. Nursing2020, 49(4), 11-13. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.nurse.0000553272.16933.4b

The article sought to increase awareness of telehealth and its healthcare benefit. Answering healthcare questions through phone calls has been the norm since the 1970s. Patients call the doctors and nurses for inquiries about medication; pregnant mothers call nurses to seek information on their progression and schedule appointments. However, contrary to tradition, where only telephones were used to exchange health education information, today, the role of information technology in healthcare has become more comprehensive. The article gives evidence of the critical and expanded role telehealth plays in improving healthcare delivery services. In some health care settings, telehealth is employed in remote diagnosis of illnesses, delivery of health information, and guiding nurses in calming agitated patients or dispatching ambulances for emergencies. This article was selected because it provides critical information on how healthcare providers can utilize telehealth to improve the delivery of various healthcare services.

Rutledge, C. M., O’Rourke, J., Mason, A. M., Chike-Harris, K., Behnke, L., Melhado, L., … & Gustin, T. (2021). Telehealth competencies for nursing education and practice: The four P’s of telehealth. Nurse Educator, 46(5), 300. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8395962/

As the campaigns to adopt telehealth intensifies, an equivalent effort to equip providers with the relevant competencies is missing. This is a significant factor in attaining the projected benefits of telehealth. The article seeks to enlighten the critical competencies necessary for providers involved in telehealth implementation. Telehealth is being utilized to improve access to and delivery of healthcare services to individuals who lack access. The outbreak of the pandemic accelerated the adoption of telehealth. So many people could not access healthcare facilities due to restrictions and the congestion experienced in many hospitals. Telehealth became the preferred option. However, care provided through the telehealth approach did not meet the projected standards. This was attributed to knowledge deficiency among providers regarding telehealth planning, preparing, delivering, and performance evaluation. There is, therefore, a need to integrate these aspects of telehealth into the nursing curriculum. The article was selected because it offers critical insight to nurses on the telehealth competencies to improve on to promote attainment of the projected telehealth benefits.

Blandford, A., Wesson, J., Amalberti, R., AlHazme, R., & Allwihan, R. (2020). Opportunities and challenges for telehealth within and beyond the pandemic. The Lancet Global Health, 8(11), e1364-e1365. https://doi.org/10.1016/s2214-109x(20)30362-4

The outbreak of the Covid pandemic has revolutionized everything. The restrictions on travel and the ease of transmission have led to the virus’s rapid spread across the globe. In addition, due to hospital congestion and fear of visiting healthcare facilities with COVID 19 patients, access to care has declined. This article sought to enlighten the benefits of telehealth, especially during the pandemic. Telehealth is the provision of health services remotely while individuals manage their health under the guidance of a nurse or doctor. The doctor or nurse uses digital communications to monitor the patient’s progress. Telehealth has been effective in managing infectious diseases such as Covid 19 as it reduces the risk of spread. Therefore, it promotes the safety of the care providers, especially when there is a limited supply of personal protection resources. It has also promoted better care outcomes, especially in patients with mild conditions, because they are not exposed to other critically ill patients. To facilitate the implementation of telehealth, some hospitals have already introduced robots to monitor and facilitate communications between the patient-doctor.

However, successful implementation of telehealth does not only involve telephones. There is also a need to change the work process to accommodate telehealth and train providers on telehealth systems. This will instill confidence in the patients that the services offered through telehealth are effective. Hospitals should implement policies governing telehealth and install the best software and security installations to ensure data protection of the patients. Hospitals also need to streamline the telehealth process and ensure that patients are well managed and benefit fully from telehealth. In addition, telehealth must be affordable to ensure inclusivity. These strategies will improve the adoption of telehealth, thus paving the way for the realization of projected benefits. The article was selected because it guides healthcare stakeholders in understanding the strategies to improve the realization of the benefits of telehealth.

Rutledge, C. M., & Gustin, T. (2021). Preparing nurses for roles in telehealth: Now is the time. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 26(1). https://doi.org/10.3912/OJIN.Vol26No01Man03

The pandemic rapidly increased the adoption of telehealth while nurses had little training on how to use telehealth to treat patients effectively. Telehealth has suddenly become a priority with the outbreak of the pandemic. The article seeks to provide insight into the role of telehealth in improving patient care and how to maximize these benefits. Nurses are the frontline healthcare providers. Therefore, they have taken an active role in the rapid implementation of telehealth during the pandemic. This initiative has significantly improved care access, especially amidst increasing hospital congestion. However, the major challenge has been inadequate telehealth literacy among nurses.

The national league of nursing had given little priority to telehealth before the pandemic. Therefore, nurse training on telehealth was not part of the curriculum. This indicates that Nurse educators and nursing education programs significantly influence the realization of the benefits of telehealth. They help ensure graduating nurses have adequate telehealth competencies. Nurses’ lack of telehealth skills has also impacted their attitude and perception of telehealth, which significantly influences change resistance. It is clear telehealth is very beneficial in care delivery. It helps monitor patients with conditions such as heart disease and those who lack adequate income to visit hospitals. It is also clear telehealth is not going anywhere. There is, therefore, a need to reduce barriers to benefit maximization. Healthcare organizations need to include nurse training on telehealth as part of the telehealth pre-implementation plan. The article was selected because it guides healthcare stakeholders in deriving maximum benefit from telehealth.

 

References

Blandford, A., Wesson, J., Amalberti, R., AlHazme, R., & Allwihan, R. (2020). Opportunities and challenges for telehealth within, and beyond, a pandemic. The Lancet Global Health, 8(11), e1364-e1365. https://doi.org/10.1016/s2214-109x(20)30362-4

Mataxen, P. A., & Webb, L. D. (2019). Telehealth nursing: More than just a phone call. Nursing2020, 49(4), 11-13. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.nurse.0000553272.16933.4b

Rutledge, C. M., & Gustin, T. (2021). Preparing nurses for roles in telehealth: Now is the time. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 26(1). https://doi.org/10.3912/OJIN.Vol26No01Man03

Rutledge, C. M., O’Rourke, J., Mason, A. M., Chike-Harris, K., Behnke, L., Melhado, L., … & Gustin, T. (2021). Telehealth competencies for nursing education and practice: The four P’s of telehealth. Nurse Educator, 46(5), 300. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8395962/

Snoswell, C. L., Taylor, M. L., Comans, T. A., Smith, A. C., Gray, L. C., & Caffery, L. J. (2020). Determining if telehealth can reduce health system costs: scoping review. Journal of medical Internet research22(10), e17298. https://www.jmir.org/2020/10/e17298/

 

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