Objective: Explain the role of nursing research within clinical practice. Topic: Overview

Objective:
Explain the role of nursing research within clinical practice.
Topic:
Overview
In this assignment, you will describe a patient problem that you see or have seen in practice. You will then identify, revise, or develop a policy, protocol, algorithm, or standardized guideline to be used in your practice site that is based on current research evidence. You are proposing the implementation of an intervention that is supported by research; thus you are proposing an evidence-based practice (EBP) project. You are not proposing a
study to be conducted in your agency.
Your final paper should be no more than 5 pages, which does not include the protocol, policy, or algorithm, and references for your project. This assignment is worth 100 points.
Ideas for Selection of an Evidence-Based Intervention for Practice
Describe a patient problem that is relevant to your practice. It can be any patient care problem or issue that is of interest to you in your current practice or for your future role as an administrator. Find an intervention that is considered effective based on research to manage this problem. Important clinical areas that have been researched include the following:
Fall prevention or management
Prevention of pressure ulcers
IV and/or arterial line management
Infection control problems—select a specific situation
Pain identification, documentation, and/or management
Visitation in ICUs
Family involvement intervention based on research
Nurse Retention intervention
Alternative staffing process
Safety—pick a specific situation and implement a research-based intervention to manage it.
Shift of care from hospital to home and/or ambulatory care centers
Nursing leadership—effective leadership behavior that is research based
Communication of shift report in specialized way based on research
Provision of specific aspect of care (research-based intervention) to patients with illness such as hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive lung disease, asthma, obesity, renal problems, gastrointestinal problems, or mental health problems.
Include the following in your paper:
Introduction—provide a brief introduction of your paper including a purpose statement at the end of the introduction (one paragraph)
Summarize your project topic—include a summary of the patient problem project you chose and the rationale for choosing it; provide support for choosing your topic from the healthcare literature showing that this is a patient problem (2-3 paragraphs)
Literature review—include relevant scholarly, peer-reviewed articles that discuss your patient problem and the proposed intervention. Summarize what is known and not know about the problem selected. At least 3-5 articles should be included in your literature review. (3-5 paragraphs)
Proposed Change—Discuss your revision/identification/development of a policy/protocol/algorithm/standardized guideline to be used in your practice site; analyze how it will be implemented and potential affected parties. (provide a copy as an appendix to your paper with any relevant references included) If you are revising a current policy/protocol, please include the original, as well. (3-5 paragraphs)
Conclusion—Summarize your paper including your patient problem and proposed change; do not introduce new information here, simply synthesis the information you provided in your paper.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction/Conclusion
30 pts
Level 5
Grabs the reader’s attention; provides a complete and concise introduction/conclusion to the paper; a purpose statement relevant to the paper is included.
27 pts
Level 4
Interesting & might get the reader’s attention; provides a complete introduction/conclusion; purpose statement is included, but is vaguely worded.
24 pts
Level 3
Relevant but does not engage the reader’s attention; provides an introduction/conclusion, but it is incomplete, lengthy, or too short; purpose statement is included, but is vaguely worded.
21 pts
Level 2
Relevant but does not engage the reader’s attention; provides an introduction/conclusion, but it is incomplete, lengthy, and/or too short; purpose statement not included
18 pts
Level 1
Dull or trite introduction/conclusion; incomplete or rambling; no purpose statement included.
0 pts
Level 0
No paper was submitted.
30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProject Summary
NM465-CO4
30 pts
Level 5
Includes a summary of the patient problem project chosen and the rationale for choosing it; support is provided for chosen topic from the healthcare literature showing that this is a patient problem; the summary is well-developed and provides sufficient detail.
27 pts
Level 4
Includes a summary of the patient problem project chosen and the rationale for choosing it; support is provided for chosen topic from the healthcare literature showing that this is a patient problem; the summary is developed, but lacks depth.
24 pts
Level 3
Includes a summary of the patient problem project chosen; rationale included, but not well-defined; the topic was not supported by literature as a patient problem; the summary is partially developed.
21 pts
Level 2
Includes an incomplete summary of the patient problem project chosen; rationale, if included, was not well-defined or supported by literature.
18 pts
Level 1
The summary did not discuss the patient problem; no rationale included; rambling or incoherent ideas.
0 pts
Level 0
No paper was submitted.
30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLiterature Review
NM465-CO4
30 pts
Level 5
3-5 relevant, scholarly, peer-reviewed articles related to patient problem/proposed intervention are synthesized; Summary of what is known/not known about the problem is included.
27 pts
Level 4
3-5 relevant, scholarly, peer-reviewed articles related to patient problem/proposed intervention are included, but findings are not synthesized; Summary of what is known/not known about the problem is included.
24 pts
Level 3
3-5 articles related to patient problem/proposed intervention are included, but they are either not relevant, not scholarly, or not peer-reviewed; Summary of what is known/not known about the problem is included.
21 pts
Level 2
Less than 3 articles included OR articles included are not related to the chosen topic; Summary of what is known/not known about the problem is not included.
18 pts
Level 1
Less than 3 articles included; no summary of what is known/not known about the problem not included; rambling or incoherent ideas.
0 pts
Level 0
No paper was submitted.
30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProposed Change
NM465-CO4
30 pts
Level 5
The proposed change is discussed in sufficient detail; analysis of implementation is well-developed; potential affected parties are discussed.
27 pts
Level 4
The proposed change is discussed; analysis of implementation is somewhat developed; potential affected parties are discussed.
24 pts
Level 3
The proposed change is discussed, but lacks details; analysis of implementation is partially developed; potential affected parties are identified.
21 pts
Level 2
The proposed change is not discussed sufficiently; analysis of implementation is poorly developed; potential affected parties are identified.
18 pts
Level 1
The proposed change is not discussed in a coherent manner; analysis of implementation is not included; potential affected parties are not identified.
0 pts
Level 0
No paper was submitted.
30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar/APA
PRICE-I
30 pts
Level 5
Mostly free of grammatical and spelling errors. APA format was used correctly. Thoughts flow cohesively throughout the paper.
27 pts
Level 4
Minimal grammatical and spelling errors. APA format was followed with minimal mistakes. Thoughts flow cohesively throughout the paper.
24 pts
Level 3
Moderate amounts of grammatical and spelling errors. APA format was followed but inconsistently; paper does not flow and does not tie the information together.
21 pts
Level 2
Major grammatical and spelling errors. APA was used incorrectly. Paper does not flow and does not tie the information together.
18 pts
Level 1
An unacceptable number of spelling, and grammar. APA format was not followed. Rambling or incoherent ideas throughout the paper.
0 pts
Level 0
No paper was submitted.
30 pts
Total Points: 150
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