Evidenced based quality care scholarly paper for 2 years nursing program

Anoka-Ramsey Community College NURS 2800

Chronic & Palliative Care

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Evidence-Based Quality Care Scholarly Paper

45 points

 

Purpose of Learning Activity:

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

· #1 Demonstrate reflection, self-analysis, self-care, and lifelong learning into nursing practice.

· #2 Apply leadership skills to enhance quality nursing care and improve health outcomes.

· #3 Utilize best available evidence and informatics to guide decision making.

Course Outcomes: Upon completion of this assignment, the student will:

· #4 Recognize the role of information technology in improving client care outcomes and creating a safe care environment.

Competencies Addressed: Upon completion of this assignment, the student will:

· 1L: Interpret effective strategies for tolerance of ambiguity and unpredictability in the clinical setting.

· 2F: Identify the sources of data used to measure quality improvement for positive health outcomes.

· 3D: Report on the process of data collection in practice used to improve chronically ill patient outcomes.

· 3J: Apply data from relevant and credible sources, including technology, to inform the delivery of care.

 

Purpose of this Assignment:

 

· The purpose of this assignment is to complete activities that reinforce evidenced-based-practice impact on effective strategies in the clinical setting.

· The purpose of this assignment is to research and utilize evidenced-based-practice articles related to quality improvement topics in safe patient care.

· The purpose of this assignment is to explore available technology that influence the delivery of safe care to patients. Another focus is the collaboration of the healthcare team, patient, and family to manage chronic illness with evidence-based practices.

 

Task of this Assignment:

 

· Write a scholarly paper, addressing the 4 competencies.

· The body of the paper should be at least (minimum) 6 pages in length and no more than 9 pages. Include a reference page and title page.

· APA format must be adhered to – up to 4 points can be taken off your score for spelling and APA. (No 1st person)

· A minimum of four professional healthcare journals need to be referenced within the paper and they must be no more than 10 years old. There needs to be resources to support what you witnessed during the experience.

· Please contact your assigned clinical advisor with any questions regarding this assignment. You will need to attend a 15-minute zoom meeting with the faculty after Evidence-Based Practice Day 3 to discuss the assignment. Prior to this meeting, you will need to submit an outline in the appropriate Assignment Submission Folder. This assignment is due in the appropriate Assignment Submission Folder after Evidence-Based Practice Day 4 by 2359. Turnitin is attached to this assignment in D2L.

· Please contact your assigned clinical advisor with any questions regarding this assignment.

· There is the ability to submit the assignment early to the submission assignment folder to receive feedback from the Turnitin tool. We will grade your most recent version on D2L by the due date and time.

 

· Examples of screening tools:

o Braden, Neecham, Hendrich

· Examples of best practice alerts:

o Immunizations, Fall risk

· Examples of Protocols:

o Electrolytes, Heparin

o Sepsis protocol, Hypoglycemic protocol

· Other examples:

o Other communication tools such as the Discharge Board, Care Boards, Telehealth, Marti, Tube system, video cameras, bed alarms, call light system, paging system, IV Pumps, and Telemetry.

 

 

Within the paper each of the following 4 competencies needs to be fully addressed within the paper. Please utilize the questions to assist in responding appropriately. Also, please refer to the corresponding rubric for the requirements to include for discussion and synthesis. Remember sources are required to support your information. **Signify areas that should be answered to best address the competencies.

 

1L: Interpret effective strategies for tolerance of ambiguity and unpredictability in the clinical setting.

· How does informatics assist in initiatives/best practice protocols nurses use to promote the best patient outcomes when there is an unpredictable situation? Consider the examples of screening tools practice alerts, and protocols above. **

· How do the above play a role in decreasing risks and preventing complications in patient care?

· When dealing with ambiguity and unpredictability, how does the nursing standards of practice support nurse’s decision-making?

 

2F: Identify the sources of data used to measure quality improvement.

· How is electronic data being used to measure quality improvement within the overall hospital setting? **

· What is the role of informatics in collaborative care to enhance good outcomes for patients?

 

3D: Report on the process of data collection in practice used to improve chronically ill patient outcomes.

· What measures are taken to collect client data that impact the outcomes of chronically ill patients? **

· What about impact of verbal or bedside reports on advancing the plan of care?

 

3J: Apply data from relevant and credible sources, including technology, to inform the delivery of care.

· How does various technology tools progress the plan of care? **

· How is safe nursing practice supported using the different technologies?

· What resources are utilized by nurses to guide their practice?

 

Rubric for Scholarly Writing

Course: NURS 2800 Fall 2020 Title of Assignment: Scholarly Paper: Evidence-Based Quality Care

 

Purpose of Learning Activity:

· The purpose of this assignment is to complete activities that reinforce evidenced-based-practice impact on effective strategies in the clinical setting.

· The purpose of this assignment is to research and utilize evidenced-based-practice articles related to quality improvement topics in safe patient care.

· The purpose of this assignment is to explore available technology that influence the delivery of safe care to patients. Another focus is the collaboration of the healthcare team, patient, and family to manage chronic illness with evidence-based practices.

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

· #1 Demonstrate reflection, self-analysis, self-care, and lifelong learning into nursing practice.

· #2 Apply leadership skills to enhance quality nursing care and improve health outcomes.

· #3 Utilize best available evidence and informatics to guide decision making.

 

Course Outcomes: Upon completion of this assignment, the student will:

· #4 Recognize the role of information technology in improving client care outcomes and creating a safe care environment.

Competencies Addressed:

· 1L: Interpret effective strategies for tolerance of ambiguity and unpredictability in the clinical setting screening

· 2F: Identify the sources of data used to measure quality improvement—qualilty imp

· 3D: Report on the process of data collection in practice used to improve chronically ill patient outcomes.

· 3J: Apply data from relevant and credible sources, including technology, to inform the delivery of care.

 

 

 

 

Student: ________________________________________________________ Final Point Total on Paper: ________

 

 

 

 

 

Exemplary

 

Proficient

 

Developing

 

Unacceptable

 

Comments

 

Points

 

 

 

Point (6)

1.50 pts each

 

Point (5.5)

1.375 pts each

 

Point (5)

1.25 pts each

 

Point (0)

0 pts each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organization and Clarity

 

□ Ideas are expressed clearly and succinctly. Professional language used to convey ideas.

 

□ Flow of document is logical; builds toward conclusions with little extraneous information/content.

□ Headings utilized that capture competencies.

 

□ Includes effective introduction, body, and conclusion.

 

□ Relevant ideas are presented clearly and succinctly.

 

□ Flow is logical, and paper is well organized.

 

□ Headings utilized that help flow paper content.

 

□ Includes introduction, body, and conclusion.

 

□ Relevant ideas are presented, but thoughts could be more organized.

 

□ Requires some effort to follow ideas across the document.

 

□ Headings utilized however did not represent effectively paper content.

 

□ Includes introduction and body. Missing conclusion.

 

□ Ideas presented in disorganized manner.

 

□ Logical flow is minimally evident.

 

□ No headings in paper.

 

□ No introduction or conclusions stated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Point (6)

2 pts each

 

Point (5.5)

1.83 pts each

 

Point (5)

1.66 pts each

 

Point (0)

0 pts each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use of Evidence-based Sources

 

□ Utilized more than 4 references, including 4 professional healthcare journal articles.

 

□ Those selected vary in type and include textbooks, websites, and depth to evidence-based scholarly work.

 

□ References included are less than 10 years old

 

□ Utilized 4 references, including 4 professional healthcare journal articles.

 

 

□ Those selected vary in type and include textbooks and websites. Limited evidence-based scholarly work present.

 

□ References included are less than 10 years old

 

□ Utilized 3 references.

 

 

 

 

 

□ Utilized only textbooks and websites. No evidence-based scholarly work cited.

 

□ References included are more than 10 years old

 

□ Utilized 2 or less references total.

 

 

 

 

 

□ Utilized resources lacking credibility.

 

□ References included are more than 15 years old

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Point (10)

2.5 pts each

 

Point (9.1)

2.27 pts each

 

Point (8.4)

2.1 pts each

 

Point (0)

0 pts each

 

 

 

 

 

Synthesis

(Focus on competencies)

 

□ Integrated findings from 3 or more resources to address competencies.

 

□ Competencies are comprehensively addressed using focused, vivid language to convey ideas.

 

□ Excellent depth to examples based on the zoom meetings, vSimulation assignments, simulations or experiences in the clinical setting.

 

□ Clearly explores a total of 3 screening tools, practice alerts, and protocols utilized and observed in practice.

 

□ Integrated findings from two resources to address competencies.

 

□ Competencies are not addressed comprehensively.

□ Provide examples based on the zoom meetings, vSimluation assignments, simulations, or experiences in the clinical setting.

 

□ Explores 2 screening tools, practice alerts, and protocols utilized and observed in practice.

 

 

□ Integrated findings from only one resource to address competencies.

 

□ Competencies are not completely addressed with insight.

□ Briefly provides examples based on the zoom meetings, vSimulation assignments, simulations, or experiences in the clinical setting.

 

□ Briefly mentions screening tools, practice alerts, and protocols utilized and observed in practice.

 

 

□ Offered only opinions, no exploration of evidence base.

 

□ Some competencies are missing and not addressed.

□ Examples based on the zoom meetings, vSimulation assignments, simulations, or experiences in the clinical setting are not included in the content.

 

□ Does not address all the screening tools, practice alerts, and protocols utilized in practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Point (10)

3.33 pts each

 

Point (9.1)

3.0 pts each

 

Point (8.4)

2.8 pts each

 

Point (0)

0 pts each

 

 

 

 

 

Discussion/Position

(Focus on informatics in nursing)

 

□ Integrated findings from 3 or more resources to discuss what is known about informatics related to best practice.

 

□ Synthesized evidence-based findings on the topic of nursing informatics to nursing practice.

 

□ In-depth discussion about role of technology to improve patient outcomes and create a safe environment.

 

□ Integrated findings from two resources to discuss what is known about informatics related to best practice.

 

□ Thoughtful identification and application of evidence-based findings on the topic of nursing informatics to nursing practice.

 

□ Discusses role of technology to improve patient outcomes and create a safe environment.

 

□ Integrated findings from only one resource to create discuss what is known about informatics related to best practice.

 

□ Limited identification of evidence-based findings on the topic of nursing informatics to nursing practice.

 

□ Briefly discusses role of technology to improve patient outcomes and create a safe environment.

 

□ Offered only opinions to discuss what is known about informatics related to best practice.

 

□ Unable to identify evidence-based findings on the topic of nursing informatics to nursing practice.

 

□ Paper did not include role of technology to improve patient outcomes and create a safe environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Point (4)

2 pts each

 

Point (3.6)

1.8 pts each

 

Point (3.3)

1.65 pts each

 

Point (0)

0 pts each

 

 

 

 

 

Mechanics of Writing

 

□ Entire text flowed smoothly with clear transitions and sentence structure.

 

□ 3 or less errors in grammar, spelling or punctuation.

 

 

 

 

□ Most text flowed smoothly. A few awkward transitions/ Fragmented sentences.

 

□ 4-6 errors in grammar, spelling, or punctuation.

 

□ Text did not flow well in sections. Awkward transitions /sentence structure present

 

□ 7-9 errors in grammar, spelling, or punctuation.

 

□ Text did not flow throughout paper. Transitions are not present. Proofreading did not occur.

 

□ Greater than 10 errors in grammar, spelling, or punctuation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Point (4)

2 pts each

 

Point (3.6)

1.8 pts each

 

Point (3.3)

1.65 pts each

 

Point (0)

0 pts each

 

 

 

 

 

Use of APA

 

□ Document demonstrated accurate APA formatting.

□ 3 or less errors in APA formatting of citations and references.

 

 

□ Document demonstrated a couple errors in APA formatting.

□ 4-6 errors in APA formatting of citations and references.

 

 

□ Document demonstrated several errors in APA formatting.

□ 7-9 errors in APA formatting of citations and references.

 

□ Document did not demonstrate an attempt at APA formatting.

□ Greater than 10 errors in APA formatting of citations and references.

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.5 points

 

0.5 points

 

2 points

 

2 points

 

 

 

 

 

Meet with clinical instructor via Zoom after Evidence-Based Practice Day 3. Supply Skeleton on D2L prior to meeting

 

 

 

Title Page with header

 

 

Headings within paper

 

 

2-3 Sentences under each heading

 

 

2 references with at least 1 scholarly journal cited within a section

 

(must meet each criteria or 0 points for that criteria)

 

 

©MANE March 2014; Amended June 2014

Adapted from CA (9/2019, revised 9/2020)

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