Formulate a significant clinical question related to the topic of the systematic review that will be the basis for your capstone change project.


List of Approved Systematic Reviews

NR451 Capstone Project

Directions: Please choose ONE topic and its corresponding systematic review that is of most interest to you, or most relevant to your practice. This systematic review will be the basis for your capstone project. Please refer to the guidelines for each milestone for more details.


Lemos, A., Amorim, M. M. R., Dornelas de Andrade, A., Souza, A. I., Calbral Filho, J. E., & Correia, J. B. (2017). Pushing/bearing down methods for the second stage of labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD009124. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009124.pub3.

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Moore, E. R., Bergman, N., Anderson, G. C., & Medley, N. (2016). Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD003519. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003519.pub4.

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Health-Associated Infections (HAI)

Webster, J., & Osborne, S. (2015). Preoperative bathing or showering with skin antiseptics to prevent surgical site infection. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD004985. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD004985.pub5.

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Wound Care

Moore, Z. E. H., Webster, J., & Samuriwo, J. (2015). Wound-care teams for preventing and treating pressure ulcers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD011011. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD011011.pub2.

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Childhood/School Health

Janicke, D. M., Steele, R. G., Gayes, L. A., Lim, C. S., Clifford, L. M., Schneider, E. M., & ... Westen, S. (2014). Systematic review and meta-analysis of comprehensive behavioral family lifestyle interventions addressing pediatric obesity. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39(8), 809-825.

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Hospital Readmissions

Leppin, A. L., Gionfriddo, M. R., Kessler, M., Brito, J. P., Mair, F. S., Gallacher, K., & ... Montori, V. M. (2014). Preventing 30-day hospital readmissions: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. JAMA Internal Medicine, 174(7), 1095-1107. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1608

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Fox, M. T., Persaud, M., Maimets, I., Brooks, D., O'Brien, K., & Tregunno, D. (2013). Effectiveness of early discharge planning in acutely ill or injured hospitalized older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Geriatrics, 13(1), 1. doi:10.1186/1471-2318-13-70

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