Analysis and Application of Clinical Practice Guideline

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Analysis and Application of Clinical

Practice Guidelines & Scoring Rubric

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to provide an opportunity for students to apply and disseminate information based on practice summaries. The most common type of practice summary in healthcare is the clinical practice guideline (CPG).

Course Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to

(CO 3) Synthesize for dissemination the research findings from nursing and related disciplines (POs 1, 3, 4, 5, 9); and

(CO 6) Utilize the principles of evidence-based practice to propose strategies that can address nursing issues (POs 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9).

Due Date: Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 7  

Total Points Possible: 200 Points

Requirements:

Through this assignment, the student will

Develop summary of a clinical practice guideline. (COs 3, 6)

Preparing the paper

You will develop a summary that you could use within an evidence-based practice (EBP) committee or related venue to share with your colleagues.

  • Select (1) one of the following issues:

(1) One of the issues identified in Week 1 in Ironridge or Summerville,

(2) An issue pertinent to your practice setting.

  • Search the literature and evidence-based practice websites and databases to find a recent clinical practice guideline (no more than 5 years) related to the issue you select. The course Webliography provides websites where you can find clinical practice guidelines, but there are many others available in specialty-organization websites. A good place to start is guidelines.gov.
  • Analyze and critique the clinical practice guideline. Use the Clinical Practice Guideline Summary Template in Doc Sharing to develop your paper. Components include
    • scope and purpose of the clinical practice guidelines;
    • stakeholder involvement;
    • rigor of development;
    • clarity and presentation
    • applicability
    • editorial independence
  • Attach a .pdf file of the Clinical Practice Guidelines with your handout. If you attach the CPG late, you will receive a late-paper deduction.
  • Note: The template is to assist you in setting up your paper so you will be sure to address those topics in your paper in addition to other information to meet the criteria for this assignment. Your paper should be in APA 6th ed format. Do not copy and paste the template into your paper.

The summary sheet is amended from the AGREE instrument on page 200 of Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt (2015). Your summary should be approximately 56 pages long.

Category Points % Description
Scope and Purpose 25 12.5 Describes the scope and purpose of the document. Includes the health question(s) covered by the guideline

 

Stakeholder Involvement 25 12.5 Describes the stakeholder involvement in the development of the document. Identifies the target population.

 

Rigor of Development 25 12.5 Critiques the rigor of the development of the document. Describes the systematic methods used to develop the guideline.  Include level of evidence of the studies used to develop the guideline.
Clarity & presentation (Recommendations) 25 12.5 Provides the key recommendations of the document. Discusses different options for managing the condition or issue in the guideline.
Application 25 12.5 Identifies facilitators, barriers, costs, and outcome measurement for application of the document.. Identifies key monitoring and/or auditing criteria (outcomes)
Editorial Independence 25 12.5 Discusses conflict of interest and how competing interests of the CPG group members recorded and addressed.
Summary 25 12.5 Summarizes how the CPG answers the key clinical questions presented in the CPG. Discusses how the student, as the advanced practice nurse, would apply the CPG in practice.
Uses appropriate grammar, syntax, and spelling 10 5 No more than 2 errors in grammar, syntax, or spelling.

 

APA 6th Edition 10 5 No more than 2 APA 6th edition errors.

 

Attach pdf file of the Clinical Practice Guidelines 5 2.5 A pdf copy of the Clinical Practice Guidelines submitted.

 

Total  200 100% A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.
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