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 that is 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
Electronic medication administration with barcoding.
Electronic clinical documentation with clinical decision support.
Patient sensor devices/wireless communication solutions.
Real-time location systems.
Workflow management systems.
Conduct a library search using the various electronic databases available through the Capella University
Consult the BSN Program Library Research Guide for help in identifying scholarly and/or authoritative
Access the NHS Learner Success Lab, linked in the courseroom navigation menu, for additional
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.
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 currentâ€”within the last five years.
Prepare a 4â€“6 page annotated bibliography in which you identify and describe 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?
What databases did you use?
What 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.
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
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.
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? Consider
the impact of the technology on the health care organization, patient care/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].
Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall
Length: 4â€“6-typed, double-spaced pages.
Number of resources: Cite a minimum of 4 peer-reviewed resources.
Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12 point.
APA: Follow APA style and formatting guidelines for all bibliographic entries.