Evidence-Based Practice Project Paper

Evidence Based Practice Assignment

Students will divide in groups of 5 students and will design and create an evidence-based practice project paper and poster. APA format is required.

The Poster will be presented on 07/31/17 and the Final Paper is due 08/07/17.

1. Identify a clinical problem in your nursing specialty and provide a rationale for the selection of this problem (include statistics, relevance for nursing, gap in the literature, etc.)

2. Create a research question that is clearly stated. The question should be related to the problem identified in nursing.

3. Define the question using PICO format:
P: Patient/Problem
I: Intervention
C: Comparison
O: Outcome

4. PICO Search: Provide the following information about the article selection including
– List at least 3 databases that you will use for your search.
-Include at least 5 search terms
– Include at least 3 inclusion/exclusion criteria
– Number and type of articles selected from your search
– Attach a picture in the wiki that shows the results that you get from each database utilized (web address or picture of the search).

5. Summary of the search results: Select 10 to 15 articles with the strongest levels of evidence from your search and provide a detailed comparison and contrast of findings. Add a table that summarizes your results. The comparison should be focus on the findings. Study limitations that might have led to different findings are discussed. Gaps and controversies that exist are clearly discussed.

6. Implications for nursing practice: What are the implications of your findings for clinical practice? Can you apply the evidence in caring for your patients? If so, how? Use an EBP framework to describe. If not, what future research is needed? Design a new study that could be used to provide additional evidence to answer your question

7. Contribution to the field: Explain how the results make a significant contribution to the field of study. Describe if the results add new information that enhances the overall understanding of the problem, object, or subject that is being investigated.

Paper requirements: For this assignment you are asked to complete the steps outlined above. The paper should be between 10 and 15 pages, doubled-spaced and using APA format.

1. Abstract: Summarize your EBP Project in no more than 250 words
2. PICO question
3. Summary of PICO Search Results. Identify and compare, contrast and/or connect the findings of the articles you have selected. Provide a summary table of the studies (see below).

Author (year) and country
Purpose
Study Design
Sample size and site
Treatment
Results
Implications for Nursing

4. Implications for nursing practice. Describe the impact of the findings in nursing and in your clinical practice.
5. Contribution to the field
6. APA format: Information is cited properly and in APA format. Font, spacing, and APA format are correct.
7. Length and grammar: The length of the assignment should be between 10-15 pages.