Interventions to reduce medication administration errors among nurses in a health care setting

INDIVIDUAL TOPIC SEARCH STRATEGY (ITSS) GUIDELINES

PURPOSE

· The purpose of this initial paper is to briefly describe your search strategies when identifying two articles that pertain to an evidence-based practice topic of interest.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

· CO 1: Examine the sources of knowledge that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO #7)

· CO 2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs #4 and #8)

REQUIREMENTS/PREPARING THE PAPER

· Each student will sign-up for a group to formulate an evidence-based practice topic of interest

· Each group will formulate research question using PICO format.

· Each group member will search, retrieve, and receive approval for 1 PRIMARY DATA ARTICLE to answer the group Research Question.

· Paper should include a Title and Reference pages.

· Page Length: 3-4 pages Excluding Title and Reference pages

· The paper will include the following:

· Clinical Question

· Describe problem

· Significance of problem in terms of outcomes or statistics

· Your PICOT question

· Purpose of your paper

· Level of Evidence

· Type of question asked

· Best evidence found to answer question

· Search Strategy

· Search terms

· Databases used: Chamberlain Database

· Refinement decisions made

· Identification of most relevant article

· Format

· Correct grammar and spelling

· Use of headings for each section

· Use of APA format (7th edition)

· Required to write the paper based on PAPER FORMAT

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· Refers to Grading Rubric in page 3

Clinical Question

Research Question

· Accurately and clearly states your research question using PICO format

Overview of the Problem

· What statistics document this is a problem? (facts and figures)

Significance of the Problem

· What health outcomes result from this problem. Why should people be concerned about this problem?

Purpose of Paper

· Describe the purpose of topic search strategy (ITSS) paper

Search Strategy

Search Terms

· List all terms used to search for your article (i.e. breast cancer, screening, mammography, intervention, assessment, influencing factors….etc.)

Library Databases

· List Chamberlain library database used (i.e. EBSCO, Medline, OVID, PubMed….etc.)

· Google search engine is NOT the library database

Availability of Articles

· How many research articles were available to answer your research question?

· Provide numbers of articles, NOT just saying “plenty, sufficient, many…etc.

Refinement Decisions

· What decision(s) have changed from your original search strategies? (i.e. peer-review, within last 5 years, primary data article, full-text….etc.)

· What was your rationale for your decision to change from original search strategies?

Final Article

· Describe decisions you made to specifically select 1 PRIMARY DATA ARTICLE as relevant for answering your Research Question

Level of Evidence

Addresses Topic/Relevance to PICO

· Describe how article addresses the topic, purpose and key points

Evidence Level Pyramid

· Identify and describe the level of evidence based on Evidence Level/Hierarchy Pyramid

· Refers to Handout (Quick Guide to Designs in an Evidence Hierarchy)

Study Type

· Identify study type of article: Quantitative, Qualitative, or Mixed-Method Study

Grading Rubric & Description for Individual Topic Search Strategy

Clinical Question (45)
Research Question

(PICO)

15 Accurately and clearly states your Research Question as formulated and stated in PICO format
Purpose of Paper 10 Describe the purpose of your ITSS paper
Overview of Problem 10 What statistics document this is a problem?
Significance of Problem 10 What health outcomes result from your problem?
Search Strategy (65)
Search Terms 10 List terms used to search for your articles (breast cancer, screening, mammography, intervention, factors..etc)
Library Databases 10 List Chamberlain library database you used (i.e. EBSCO, Medline, OVID, PubMed)

Google search engine is NOT the library database

Availability of Articles 5 How many research articles were available to answer your research question? Provide numbers
Refinement Decisions 10 As you did your search, what decisions did you make in refinement to get your required articles down to a reasonable number for review?
5 What was your rationale for your decision to change?
5 How many research articles were available to answer your research question after your refinement process?
Final Article 10 Describe decisions you made to specifically select ONE PRIMARY DATA ARTICLE as relevant for answering your Research Question
10 Submit a hard copy of selected article.
Level of Evidence (20)
Relevance to PICO

Evidence Level Pyramid

Study Type

10 Describe how the article addresses the topic (i.e. therapy, prognosis, risk factors, assessments, or meanings….etc)
5 Identify and describe the Level of Evidence based on level of evidence pyramid (see handout)
5 Identify the study type based on the study design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Descriptive, Mixed-Method Study
Format 5 Use of required Headings and Subheading for each category
10 APA Format (7th ed. ) references, citations
10 Correct grammar and spelling
5 Paper length (3-4 pages)

Topic: Interventions to reduce medication administration errors among nurses in a health care setting

Population– nurses taking care of patients in a health care setting

intervention— safety interventions

comparison– none

Outcome– reduce medication errors