Is there an integrated summary of the current knowledge base regarding the research problem, or does the literature review contain opinion or anecdotal articles without any synthesis or summary of the whole?

help with more information of the subject or new way to improve. critique the article Hello Class, I have chosen to review the article titled, Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: Implementing a protocol to decrease incidence in oncology populations by McCoy et al. (2017). This article was written within the last 5 years and is pier reviewed. As Tappen (2011) points out, it is important that articles used for research are pier reviewed. -Is this a quantitative or qualitative research article? The article is a quantitative article that uses numeric values to come to conclusions. -What are the problem and purpose of the research? The problem being addressed is that the greatest incident of health care associated infections are catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and oncology patients are at increased risk due to their compromised immune system. The purpose of the study is to prevent CAUTIs in the inpatient oncology setting by discontinuing catheter use appropriately (McCoy et al., 2017). -What is the quality of the literature review? The article uses a thorough literature review to plan the research done in the study. The literature review encompasses many different types of studies including a systemic review, a meta-analysis, and a randomized-controlled study. The authors then identified themes amongst the studies such as education and appropriate interventions. They also identified that CAUTI guidelines developed by the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee were amongst the most common guidelines used throughout the literature they found (McCoy et al., 2017). The quality of the literature review was excellent, as it was both thorough and relevant, as well as helpful for the researchers. -Is the literature review current? The research was published in 2017 but the study was originally conducted in 2015, the literature used for review of this article ranged in dates between 2009 and 2014. Considering the time it would have taken for the researchers to develop the methods and tools used throughout the study, the literature review included articles within 5 years. A 5-year span is considered current within this type of study. -Is the literature review relevant? The article the authors used to review were all relevant to the current subject of CAUTIs being evaluated. Each piece of literature was a past study that studied CAUTI prevention. -Is there evidence that the author critiqued the literature or merely reported it without critique? The author did not critique the literature. -Is there an integrated summary of the current knowledge base regarding the research problem, or does the literature review contain opinion or anecdotal articles without any synthesis or summary of the whole? The literature review summarizes current knowledge concerning CAUTI prevention and education as well as appropriate interventions on the subject. The authors also mention current standards about CAUTIs from reputable organizations. -Is a theoretical or conceptual framework identified? The study does not identify a framework used to guide the research. -If so, what is it? N/A -Is it a nursing framework or one drawn from another discipline? N/A Best Regards, Erin Thomson References Tappen, R. M. (2011). Advanced nursing research: From theory to practice. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. McCoy, C., Paredes, M., Allen, S., Blackey, J., Nielsen, C., Paluzzi, A., … Radovich, P. (2017). Catheter–Associated Urinary Tract Infections: Implementing a protocol to decrease incidence in oncology populations. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 21(4), 460–465. https://doi-org.prx-keiser.lirn.net/10.1188/17.CJON.460-465

 

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