This is a continuation of the Course Project presented in Week 2. Before you begin, review the Course Project Overview document located in the Week 2 Resources area. The literature review is a critical piece in the research process because it helps a researcher determine what is currently known about a topic and identify gaps or further questions. Conducting a thorough literature review can be a time-consuming process, but the effort helps establish the foundation for everything that will follow. For this part of your Course Project, you will conduct a brief literature review to find information on the question you developed in Week 2. This will provide you with experience in searching databases and identifying applicable resources. To prepare: Review the information in Chapter 5 of the course text, focusing on the steps for conducting a literature review and for compiling your findings. Using the question you selected in your Week 2 Project (Part 1 of the Course Project), locate 5 or more full-text research articles that are relevant to your PICOT question. Include at least 1 systematic review and 1 integrative review if possible. Use the search tools and techniques mentioned in your readings this week to enhance the comprehensiveness and objectivity of your review. You may gather these articles from any appropriate source, but make sure at least 3 of these articles are available as full-text versions through Walden Library`s databases. Read through the articles carefully. Eliminate studies that are not appropriate and add others to your list as needed. Although you may include more, you are expected to include a minimum of five articles. Complete a literature review summary table using the Literature Review Summary Table Template located in this week`s Learning Resources. Prepare to summarize and synthesize the literature using the information on writing a literature review found in Chapter 5 of the course text. To complete: Write a 3- to 4-page literature review that includes the following: A synthesis of what the studies reveal about the current state of knowledge on the question that you developed Point out inconsistencies and contradictions in the literature and offer possible explanations for inconsistencies. Preliminary conclusions on whether the evidence provides strong support for a change in practice or whether further research is needed to adequately address your inquiry Your literature review summary table with all references formatted in correct APA style Note: Certain aspects of conducting a standard review of literature have not yet been covered in this course. Therefore, while you are invited to critically examine any aspect of the studies (e.g., a study`s design, appropriateness of the theoretic framework, data sampling methods), your conclusion should be considered preliminary. Bear in mind that five studies are typically not enough to reflect the full range of knowledge on a particular question and you are not expected to be familiar enough with research methodology to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of the studies.
Literature Review Your name October 3, 2016 Your Institution of Affiliation Synthesis The correlation between the risk of CAUTIs and its tendency to occur in EDs is still ambiguous. Some findings report that patients admitted in EDs have a higher tendency to develop CAUTIs because of inappropriate use, improper documentation and unneeded ICUs insertion (Gokula, Smith, & Hickner, 2007). However, there are also findings which offer a contradicting result saying that it is weak to no direct relationship between the being a staff in the ED and the tendency of having CAUTIs (Hazelett, Tsai, Gareri, & Allen, 2006). Despite this, as it is already established in the medical field, inappropriate and prolonged usage on ICUs can easily cause CAUTIs aside from other complications. Bhatia, et al`s (2010) research, found out that in the ED department about 50% of IUCs are still being used despite the lack of order by the physician with most of these orders being inappropriate and â€œnot necessary.â€ In order to circumvent this, multiple studies have already been done about the correlation of educating these physicians and providers and the reduction of inappropriate ICU usage, proper documentation, and reduction in the duration of its use (Fakih et al., 2010). Based on these data collected, it is apparent that the issue in ICU misuse is prevalent and that it serves as one of the lead...