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Create a 3-5 page annotated bibliography and summary based on your research related to best practices addressing a current health care problem or issue.

selected one of the problems/issues.

Medication Errors o Description: A medication error is a preventable adverse effect of a patient taking the wrong medication or dosage, whether or not it is evident or harmful to the patient. Medication errors can be a source of serious patient harm, including death. o Interventions: Electronic prescribing, pharmacist reviews, patient education. o Keywords: Adverse drug events, medication reconciliation, patient safety, medication administration, medication errors, medication safety. Healthcare System Errors o Description: The health care system in the United States has been the subject of much debate as experts try to determine the best way to deliver high-quality care. Healthcare system errors are flaws or mistakes in the healthcare delivery system that can lead to patient harm or suboptimal outcomes. o Interventions: Quality improvement initiatives, error reporting systems, staff training, system-wide transformation, process redesign, electronic health records. o Keywords: Patient safety, medical malpractice, system-based errors. After you have from the list above, return to the detailed instructions in the courseroom to complete your assessment.

Note: The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. At a minimum, be sure to address each point. In addition, you are encouraged to review the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed.

For this assessment, research best practices related to a current health care problem. Your selected problem or issue will be utilized again in Assessment 4. To explore your chosen topic, you should use the first two steps of the Socratic Problem-Solving Approach to aid your critical thinking.

· Select one of the health care problems or issues presented. Write a brief overview of the selected health care problem or issue. In your overview:

· Summarize the health care problem or issue.

· Describe the professional relevance of this topic.

· Describe any professional experience you have with this topic.

· Identify peer-reviewed articles relevant to this health care issue or problem.

· Conduct a search for scholarly or academic peer-reviewed literature related to the topic and describe the criteria you used to search for articles, including the names of the databases you used. You will select four current scholarly or academic peer-reviewed journal articles published during the past 3–5 years that relate to your topic.

· Use keywords related to the health care problem or issue you are researching to select relevant articles.

· Assess the credibility and explain relevance of the information sources you find.

· Determine if the source is from an academic peer-reviewed journal.

· Determine if the publication is current.

· Determine if information in the academic peer-reviewed journal article is still relevant.

· Analyze academic peer-reviewed journal articles using the annotated bibliography organizational format. Provide a rationale for inclusion of each selected article. The purpose of an annotated bibliography is to document a list of references along with key information about each one. The detail about the reference is the annotation. Developing this annotated bibliography will create a foundation of knowledge about the selected topic. In your annotated bibliography:

· Identify the purpose of the article.

· Summarize the information.

· Provide rationale for inclusion of each article.

· Include the conclusions and findings of the article.

· Write your annotated bibliography in a paragraph form. The annotated bibliography should be approximately 150 words (1–3 paragraphs) in length.

· List the full reference for the source in APA format (author, date, title, publisher, et cetera) and use APA format for the annotated bibliography.

· Make sure the references are listed in alphabetical order, are double-spaced, and use hanging indents.

· Summarize what you have learned while developing an annotated bibliography.

· Summarize what you learned from your research in a separate paragraph or two at the end of the paper.

· List the main points you learned from your research.

· Summarize the main contributions of the sources you chose and how they enhanced your knowledge about the topic.

Your assessment should also meet the following requirements:

· Length: 3–5 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the title page and reference page.

· Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

· APA tutorial: Use the APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX] for guidance.

· Written communication: Write clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.

· Content: Provide a title page and reference page following APA style.

· References: Use at least four scholarly or academic peer-reviewed journal articles.

· APA format: Follow current APA guidelines for in-text citation of outside sources in the body of your paper and also on the reference page.

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