Term Paper Overview
Term Paper: Part I (4-5 pages) includes the
Analysis of Evidence
Quality Improvement Process
· Practice Problem ( Falls in Home Patients )
o State the practice problem in measurable terms.
o State the data that suggests a practice problem exists
o Include a purpose statement.
· Analysis of the Existing Evidence
o Summarize the findings from the evidence analysis that support your practice problem. Include minimum of at least 5 evidence-based practice sources that support your practice problem. Identify research, clinical guidelines, expert opinions, and other relevant information. You must include two-three research studies in your analysis. Using your own words synthesize the evidence that supports your identified practice problem. There should be no quotes or personal opinions included in this section.
· Quality Improvement Process (Completed this Week) (Approximately 2-3 paragraphs)
o Describe the quality improvement process and the quality model that will be used as a basis for the practice problem. This is not your entire quality improvement plan, only a description of the quality improvement process and the quality model you chose. You will develop your specific quality improvement plan.
o Include a description of a quality improvement tool(s) that you will use in your quality improvement plan. See Spath, (2018) chapter 6 for examples.
o Explain why the specific process was selected and document your explanation with references.
Term Paper: Part II (4-5pages) includes the
Evidence-Based Practice Quality Improvement Plan Explanation and
Introduction. Briefly review your practice problem and include a purpose statement.
· Evidence-Based Practice Plan Explanation
o Provide a detailed explanation of the evidence-based practice performance improvement plan that you will be use to address the practice problem.
o Support your plan with scholarly references (the sources you found in the analysis of the evidence).
· Project Resources
o Describe the resources needed to support the change in practice such as personnel time, supplies for staff education, cost of new equipment, or cost of software.
o Explain why each resource is necessary.
o Discuss all key points addressed in this assignment.