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NURS521 Module 5 Assignment – Search for Systematic Review Name: Anne Gonzalez Date: November 26, 2014

NURS521 Module 5 Assignment – Search for Systematic Review

Name: Anne Gonzalez

Date: November 26, 2014

Cochrane Library Evidence Search Table for Systematic Reviews

Assigned PICOT Question: Do hospitalized patients who use patient-controlled administration of pain medication experience decreased pain compared to patients whose pain medication is administered by the nurse across hospitalization?

Search terms used:

Search terms: (1) PCA, Patient controlled administration, patient self administered pain management, conventional opioid analgesia, pain management, patient controlled intravenous analgesia, IV pain medications, RN pain administration

Record number of research studies identified with initial search:

Number with 1 st initial search: (2) 8,756

Record number of systematic reviews with filters applied:

Number with filters: (3) 87

Select two systematic reviews and provide

Systematic Review 1 Reference: (4)

references for both systematic reviews using APA 6 th Edition formatting:

Hudcova, J., McNicol, E. D., Quah, C. S., Lau, J. S., & Carr, D. B. (2012). Patient controlled opioid analgesia versus conventional opioid analgesia for postoperative pain. The Cochrane Collaboration, 1-91.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD003348.pub2.

Systematic Review 2 Reference: (5)

Clarkson, J.E., Worthington, H.V., Furness, S., McCabe M., Khalid T., Meyer, S. (2010) Interventions for treating oral mucositis for patients with cancer receiving treatment. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010 Aug; (8), 1-79 doi:

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10.1002/14651858.CD001973.pub4. Provide a quote with page number that Systematic Review 1: (6) confirms each article as
 

10.1002/14651858.CD001973.pub4.

Provide a quote with page number that

Systematic Review 1: (6)

confirms each article as presenting a systematic review:

“This review provides evidence that PCA is an efficacious alternative to conventional systemic analgesia for postoperative pain control” (Hudcova et al., 2012, p. 2).

Systematic Review 2: (7)

“This review of therapies for established mucositis shows limited evidence, from two small trials including a total of 57 participants, that low level laser treatment reduced mucositis severity, and unreliable evidence that opiate delivered by PCA results in a lower total dose of opiate, and improved duration of pain control compared to delivery by a continuous infusion .

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