Explanation of How the Article Supports EBP/Capstone Project

For this assignment, the student will provide a synopsis of eight peer-reviewed articles from nursing journals using an evaluation table that determines the level and strength of evidence for each of the eight articles. The articles should be current within the last 5 years and closely relate to the PICOT statement developed earlier in this course. The articles may include quantitative research, descriptive analyses, longitudinal studies, or meta-analysis articles. A systematic review may be used to provide background information for the purpose or problem identified in the proposed capstone project. Use the “Literature Evaluation Table” resource to complete this assignment.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

Change Topic (2-3 sentences):


· Author, Journal (Peer-Reviewed), and Permalink or Working Link to Access Article

· Article Title and Year Published

· Research Questions (Qualitative)/Hypothesis (Quantitative), and Purposes/Aim of

· Design (Type of Quantitative, or Type of Qualitative)

· Setting/Sample

· Methods: Intervention/Instruments

· Analysis

· Key Findings

· Recommendations

· Explanation of How the Article Supports EBP/Capstone Project


1- Butcher, L. (2016). Stepping up against SEPSIS. H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks, 90(1), 38-42.

2- Clarke, R., Bird, S., Kakuchi, I., Littlewood, T., & Hamel Parsons, V. (2015). The signs, symptoms and help-seeking experiences of neutropenic sepsis patients before they reach hospital: a qualitative study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23(9), 2687-2694. doi:10.1007/s00520-015-2631-y

3- Ford, A., & Marshall, E. (2014). Neutropenic sepsis: a potentially life-threatening complication of chemotherapy. Clinical Medicine (London, England), 14(5), 538-542. doi:10.7861/clinmedicine.14-5-538

4- Knight, T., Ahn, S., Rice, T. W., & Cooksley, T. (2017). Acute Oncology Care: A narrative review of the acute management of neutropenic sepsis and immune-related toxicities of checkpoint inhibitors. European Journal of Internal Medicine, 4559-65. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2017.09.025

5- Raz, B. (2017). Neutropenic sepsis. Nursing Standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain): 1987), 31(48), 64-65. doi:10.7748/ns.31.48.64. s47

6- Vossen, M. G., Milacek, C., & Thalhammer, F. (2018). Empirical antimicrobial treatment in haemato-/oncological patients with neutropenic sepsis. ESMO Open, 3(3), e000348. doi:10.1136/esmoopen-2018-000348

7- Wells, T., Thomas, C., Watt, D., Fountain, V., Tomlinson, M., & Hilman, S. (2015). Improvements in the management of neutropenic sepsis: lessons learned from a district general hospital. Clinical Medicine (London, England), 15(6), 526-530. doi:10.7861/clinmedicine.15-6-526

8- Wild, T. (2017). Improving door-to-needle times for patients with suspected neutropenic sepsis. Emergency Nurse: The Journal of The RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association, 25(7), 24-30. doi:10.7748/en. 2017.e1755