Assignment: NEUTROPENIC PATIENTS’ POST-CHEMO
A PICOT starts with a designated patient population in a particular clinical area and identifies clinical problems or issues that arise from clinical care. The intervention should be an independent, specified nursing change intervention. The intervention cannot require a provider prescription. Include a comparison to a patient population not currently receiving the intervention, and specify the timeframe needed to implement the change process.
Formulate a PICOT statement using the PICOT format provided in the assigned readings. The PICOT statement will provide a framework for your capstone project.
In a paper of 500-750 words, clearly identify the clinical problem and how it can result in a positive patient outcome.
PICOT format is a helpful approach for summarizing research questions that explore the effect of an intervention.
- (P) – Population refers to the problem and the population that is effected.
- (I) – Intervention refers to will be provided to solve or improve the problem
- (C) – Comparison identifies what you plan on using as a reference to compare with your intervention
- (O) – Outcome represents what result you plan on measuring to examine the effectiveness of your intervention
- (T) – Time describes the duration for your data collection.
Make sure to address the following on the PICOT statement:
- Evidence-Based Solution
- Nursing Intervention
- Patient Care
- Health Care Agency
- Nursing Practice
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
30.0 %Identification of Clinical Problem/Issue
30.0 %Clinical Problem/Issue, Including Description, Evidence-Based Solution, Nursing Intervention, Patient Care, Health Care Agency, and Nursing Practice
10.0 %PICOT Statement Focused on Resolution, Improvement, Application, and Intervention
10.0 %PICOT Statement Including Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcomes, and Time
NEUTROPENIC SEPSIS-PATIENT’S POST CHEMO
WE CAN USE SAME REFERENCES
Butcher, L. (2016). Stepping up against SEPSIS. H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks, 90(1), 38-42.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Important information for writing discussion questions and participation
Please read through the following information on writing a Discussion question response and participation posts.
Contact me if you have any questions.
Important information on Writing a Discussion Question
- Your response needs to be a minimum of 150 words (not including your list of references)
- There needs to be at least TWO references with ONE being a peer reviewed professional journal article.
- Include in-text citations in your response
- Do not include quotes—instead summarize and paraphrase the information
- Follow APA-7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
Participation –replies to your classmates or instructor
- A minimum of 6 responses per week, on at least 3 days of the week.
- Each response needs at least ONE reference with citations—best if it is a peer reviewed journal article
- Each response needs to be at least 75 words in length (does not include your list of references)
- Responses need to be substantive by bringing information to the discussion or further enhance the discussion. Responses of “I agree” or “great post” does not count for the word count.
- Follow APA 7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
- Remember to use and follow APA-7th edition for all weekly assignments, discussion questions, and participation points.
- Here are some helpful links
- Student paper example
- Citing Sources
- The Writing Center is a great resource
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Your initial discussion post should be a minimum of 200 words and response posts should be a minimum of 150 words. Be advised that I grade based on quality and not necessarily the number of words you post. A minimum of TWO references should be used for your initial post. For your response post, you do not need references as personal experiences would count as response posts. If you however cite anything from the literature for your response post, it is required that you cite your reference. You should include a minimum of THREE references for papers in this course. Please note that references should be no more than 5 years old except recommended as a resource for the class. Furthermore, for each discussion board question, you need ONE initial substantive response and TWO substantive responses to either your classmates or your instructor for a total of THREE responses. There are TWO discussion questions each week, hence, you need a total minimum of SIX discussion posts for each week. I usually post a discussion question each week. You could also respond to these as it would count towards your required SIX discussion posts for the week.
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