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NR 451 Week 2: Homework Assignment
This week the discussion topic asks you to describe a problem that you judge needs to experience a change in order to produce better patient outcomes. Your instructor will be giving you feedback that will guide you in the completion of Milestone 1, which is due at the end of Week 3. Be sure to read all of your instructor responses as advice provided to your peers will likely be applicable to you, too. And remember to post questions in the Q & A Forum. If you have a question, chances are your peers do, too!
NR 451 Week 2 Discussion, The Clinical Question Week 2 Your capstone change project begins this week when you identify a problem that you judge needs to experience a change in order to produce better patient outcomes. • Formulate a significant clinical question that will be the basis for your capstone change project. • Relate how you developed the question. • Describe the importance of this question to your clinical practice. • Define meta-analysis, and explain how this relates to evidence -based practice (EBP). •
Describe what a research-practice gap is. Professor and class, The clinical question that will be the base of my capstone project is what can we do as a large healthcare system to prevent falls within the ambulatory clinic setting among the elderly population? I developed this question by doing an analysis on the amount of incidences of falls while the elderly population was stepping down off of the exam table and stepping off of the scales when seeing the provider during office hours. This problem is extremely important because it is a safety issue among our population as well as a patient satisfaction staple. CCN (2017) explains that safely delivering care to the patient must be essential within the work environment. The ANA (2015) describes that the registered nurse use the nursing process to form an individualized plan of care. Merriam-Webster (2017) defines meta-analysis as a quantitative statistical analysis of several separate but similar experiments or studies in order to test the pooled data for statistical significance.
This relates to evidence-based practice because in order to prove EBP, the gathered data needs to be pooled and use that pooled data to test the effectiveness of the results. The research practice gap is characterized as an area which is missing information that limits the ability to reach a goal or a conclusion. Variations of PICO (population, intervention, comparison, and outcomes) are used to determine gaps. References American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing: Scope and standards of practice (3rd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: Author Chamberlain College of Nursing Online Program (2017), Week 2, Lesson Merriam-Webster (2017)