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
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.


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.
  • Remote patient monitoring.
  • Artificial intelligence.
  • Telehealth?.
  • Telestroke.
  • Tele-icu.
  • Tele-psychiatry.


Workflow management systems.

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

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.