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NU310 Research Guided Evidence Based Nurse Practice

NU310 Unit 10 Assignment

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NU310-6: Synthesize research evidence for best practice to improve patient outcomes.

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The purpose of this assignment is for you to incorporate research evidence into a clinical model for a practice change. Using the Iowa Model for Evidence Based Practice as a guide, develop a concept map/schematic that shows the pathways necessary for a clinical change that you would like to see implemented in your current practice setting.

The concept map should include the 7 steps below in schematic format:

1. Formulate a clinical problem that is nursing sensitive and patient focused. Develop a PICO statement to articulate a research question>

P=Population (Who is your population of interest to be affected?)

I= Intervention (What intervention will you implement to address the clinical problem?)

C= Comparison (Will you be comparing one intervention with another or an intervention with existing protocols?)

O= Outcome (What is the desired outcome from the intervention?)

T= Time (How long will the change take to implement?)

2. Determine organizational commitment

3. Develop a team to gather and appraise evidence

4. Determine if reasonable evidence exists to implement the clinical change

5. Implement a pilot change to test the feasibility

6. Evaluate the change/plan

7. Disseminate the results.

The schematic/concept map should fit on one page. On a separate page, explain the rationale and process of each step of your model (briefly), incorporating references as cite sources in correct 6th edition APA style and format. You do not need to include a title page for this assignment. Provide your reference list on a separate page, with between 4-5 current scholarly references. The total submission should be no more than 3 pages.

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NU310 Unit 9 Discussion topic 2

Discuss some barriers to evidence practice changes that you see in your clinical setting. Give examples of these and discuss how you think research and education can assist in decreasing these barriers and improving patient care.

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NU310 Research Guided Evidence Based Nurse Practice

NU310 Unit 9 Discussion topic 1

Use an evidence based clinical model. Discuss a clinical problem that you would like to address in your work setting. Explain how you would use the Iowa Model of EBP from your reading this week as a framework to implement a clinical change addressing this problem.

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NU310 Unit 8 Assignment

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Outcomes addressed:

NU310-5: Integrate evidence into clinically relevant, interprofessional practice.

GEL 6.04: Evaluate usefulness of sources.

Read the following article “20 Questions: Evidence-based practice or Sacred Cow?

Choose one of the 20 questions that you want to learn more about or that is relevant to your scope of practice. Find one current (within 5-10 years) primary research study that supports or rejects the research question you select. Explain in a 2-3 page paper how this research can fill gaps in the current knowledge base and improve quality of care. Your paper should address the description of the topic/problem and summary of the research study and how it supports or does not support the chosen topic or problem. The paper should also address:

  1. Research design (ie quantitative, qualitative, type of study)
  2. Sample, setting, how data was collected and the outcome of the study

The paper should adhere to APA format with cover page and a reference list with 3 scholarly references that are current (within 5-10 years).

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NU310 Unit 7 Discussion topic 1

Integrating nursing research for clinical practice. Identify a clinical problem in your work setting/and or clinical practice. Go to the University library and find a primary research study that was conducted in the last 5-7 years relating to this problem. Discuss how you would address this problem with support from the research study. Attach the article in PDF form to the discussion thread.

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NU310 Research Guided Evidence Based Nurse Practice

NU310 Unit 6 Assignment

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Ethics Handout

Purpose: The Purpose of this assignment is for you to learn the principles of ethical conduct in research as defined in the Belmont Report, the role of the IRB, and the role of the RN in protecting human subjects in research.

Outcomes addressed:

NU310-4: Determine the ethical principles necessary to protect human subjects and avoid scientific misconduct in research.

PC 2.3: Demonstrate integrity through the application of relevant codes of conduct and social responsibility within one’s profession.

Ethics Handout Project:

For this assignment you will create a colorful handout that you will post on a bulletin board in your staff lounge or disseminate to work colleagues to inform them of ethical conduct in human research and protection of participants.

Be creative with the handout using color and make it interesting.

I. Content of the Handout:

  1. Include a brief historical overview of ethics and the need for human protection
    (for example the Belmont Report and how it came about).
  2. Include legal and ethical issues relevant to nursing research.
  3. Briefly state the role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  4. Procedures for protecting individuals:
    • Informed consent.
    • Identify vulnerable or at risk participants and explain special considerations.
    • Privacy and confidentiality issues.
    • Justice and fair treatment of research participants.
    • The RN’s role in protecting human subjects.
  5. Section containing frequently asked questions concerning protection of human subjects with answers provided.

II. Presentation of Handout

  1. Name and credentials at the bottom.
  2. The handout should have attractive formatting that is legible and well-organized and is presented with a mix of interesting graphics along with text.
  3. Handout should be colorful and interesting and well organized.
  4. Spelling, grammar, and punctuation should be correct throughout the document.
  5. Provide at least 5 scholarly references and list them in APA format on a separate document.
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NU310 Unit 6 Discussion

Discuss an ethical dilemma that you have encountered in your clinical practice. Using the ethical principles as delineated by the Belmont Report, explain how this ethical dilemma could have been prevented or solved.

Unit 6 Discussion Topic 2 Discussion Topic

Task: Reply to this topic

Define and discuss what the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is and why it is important to the protection of human subjects in research.

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NU31 Unit 5 Assigment

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Unit 5 Assignment: Theoretical frameworks

Outcome Addressed:

NU310-3: Examine connections among theory and nursing research.  

Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is for you to understand how theoretical frameworks relate to and support nursing research and ultimately shape clinical practice and improve patient care.

 After completion of this assignment you will be able to apply a theoretical framework to a clinical research problem.

Instructions:

You will create a brief (no more than 10 slides) presentation containing the following information:

  1. Identify a clinical problem/topic that interests you or that you experience in your nursing practice.
  2. Choose and present a theory (either grand theory or middle range theory) that would support and provide a framework to address the problem/topic.
  3. Briefly discuss the theorist who created the theory and the history of how it was developed.
  4. Present an example of how this theory has been used in nursing research.

The presentation should include:

  • Introductory slide (title, your name,).
  • Brief speaker notes for each slide.
  • Bullet points and colorful graphs or schematics.
  • Reference slide with 3-5 scholarly references.

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NU310 Unit 5 Disussion

Choose a Grand Theory

  • Discuss a grand theory that would provide a framework to address a clinical topic that interests you.
  • Include in your discussion an example of how this theory has been used as a framework in nursing research. Include a scholarly article as a reference to support your example.

Unit 5 Discussion Topic 2 Discussion Topic

Task: Reply to this topic

Choose a Middle Range Theory

  • Discuss a middle range theory that would provide a framework to address a clinical topic that interests you.
  • Include in your discussion an example of how this theory has been used as a framework in nursing research. Include a scholarly article as a reference to support your example.
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NU310 Unit 4 Assignment

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Evidence from the Literature

Purpose

Outcomes addressed:

NU310-2: Appraise credibility of sources utilizing measures of reliability, validity and level of evidence.

GEL 1.02: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English.

The purpose of this Assignment is to help you learn to conduct a review of the literature, correctly identify the level of evidence of primary sources on the evidence hierarchy, and to critique the important aspects of a scholarly research report.

  1. Choose a nursing sensitive topic from the list below. Go to the University library and conduct a search of the literature and find 2 scholarly primary research reports that relate to the clinical topic you chose. List of 15 nurse sensitive outcomes:
  • Nursing Hours per Patient Day.
  • Nursing Turnover.
  • Nosocomial Infections.
  • Patient Falls.
  • Patient Falls with Injury.
  • Pressure Ulcer Rate.
  • Pediatric Pain Assessment, Intervention, Reassessment (AIR) Cycle.
  • Pediatric Peripheral Intravenous Infiltration.
  • Psychiatric Physical/Sexual Assault.
  • RN Education/Certification.
  • RN Survey.
  • Restraints.
  • Staff Mix.

You may also choose from the following clinical topics:

  • Diabetic management.
  • CHF management.
  • Readmission rates.
  • Case management.
  1. Write a brief 2-3-page critical essay paper summarizing the two research studies. This paper should be written in standard American English with proper grammar and spelling. The paper should include a title page, running head, and page numbers; it should be double spaced, have a separate page for references that follows 6th edition APA formatting and citation style. Your paper should include the following:
  • A title page in APA format
  • An introductory paragraph which includes a brief discussion of the objectives of your paper.
  • The body of the paper should include:
    • a summary and critique/appraisal of each article with a discussion of methodology and research design the researchers used. The writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
    • where you would place the article in the evidence hierarchy (level of research evidence) with rationale.
    • a brief discussion of the findings of the study
    • how these articles contribute to the body of nursing knowledge and supports evidence for clinical practice. (one to two paragraphs for each study).
    • The body of the paper should be a continuous piece of writing that allows for a sustained viewpoint with logical order and organization.
  • A summary paragraph (conclusion).
  • Paper should be no more than 4 pages in length including title page and separate reference page with 3-5 scholarly references.