State of the Science Quality Improvement Paper


Preparing the Assignment: Part 2 Criteria for Content (you completed the PART 1 of this paper for me last week- attached) Abstract: The abstract should be succinct, comprehensive, and follow and include these APA components (accurate, non-evaluative, coherent, readable and concise). A description of the problem under investigation (one sentence), participants, and essential features of the quality improvement project which include setting, supporting theory, stakeholders and outcome measurements that would be used to determine efficacy of quality improvement project are included. State-of-the-Science Review of the Literature (ROL- attached): . This section (the appendix) will describe the state of the science related to the PICO question and problem statement, purpose of the quality project. A minimum of 6 (six) appropriate research-based scholarly references (articles) must be used. References are current if within a 5-year time frame (3 years is best) unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them prior to submission of the assignment. (There are the 6 articles from last week’s paper and I attached 3 more articles that can be used, so please find 3 additional references to use). The evidence should be critically reviewed and synthesized. The strengths and limitations of the current evidence and current practice are described which provide evidence for practice change clearly supported . The identified area of issue or gap in practice is made clear using evidence and is compelling and significant. No more than three (3) direct quotes are used. Quality Change Plan: In this section the writer will create an inter-disciplinary quality improvement plan for their future practice area. The JH Action Planning Tool may be used as a guide but is not required to be submitted along with the project. This section should be supported by scholarly in-text citations and include the following sections: – Feasible plan for implementation: Select a model for use, such as the Plan/Do/Study/Act Model. – Identification of key stakeholders with rationale for identification. – Identification of appropriate interdisciplinary team members to assemble with rationale. – A plan for outcome analysis (this should include independent and dependent variables as well as an overview of a method of statistical analysis (which statistics or outcome measures). – Ethical considerations: Protection of Human Subjects. Criteria for Format and Special Instructions (please add directly onto part 1 of paper): – Page length: Part 2 of the paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should be 10 pages maximum (5 pages for Part 1 and 5 pages for part 2). – Title page, running head, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This includes the use of headings for each section of the paper except for the introduction where no heading is used. – Ideas and information from scholarly, peer reviewed, nursing sources must be cited and referenced correctly. – Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal, scientific, scholarly writing. First person writing should not be utilized. Remember: All sections should have scholarly resources integrated as in-text citations that support the content. APA 6th edition is required for all elements of the paper