Choose a clinical topic of concern that you think could benefit from a change and is important to you

Check-In: Communication and Influence-the Power of Evidence ( P1-2 FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT)




The purpose of this Check-In assignment is:


· To identify a clinical topic of concern and related nursing practice change intervention using the PICOT format as a communication strategy


· To receive and use instructor feedback and guidance in preparation for the Week 6 EBP Change Process assignment.


Course Outcomes


This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes: 


CO 3: Demonstrates effective communication with patients, colleagues, and other healthcare providers in managing safe/quality healthcare processes using evidence-based practices. (PO 3)




Carefully Read these Check-In Assignment Preparation Instructions prior to completing the Change Process PICOT questionnaire for grading.


· Read through the Week 6 Assignment page in the Week 6 Module and reach out to your instructor with any questions


· Identify a clinical topic of concern that you think could benefit from a change of practice


· Propose an independent nursing practice intervention as a change to current practice


· Using the PICOT format develop each element of the PICOT (See Week 2 Illustration part of the lesson for a PICOT example from Nurse Daniel)


Please avoid using topics that are broad or are not able to be implemented as an independent nursing intervention as a BSN nurse.


Avoid using:


· medical/doctor/physician problems such as medications, medication administration, errors, or effects, diagnostics, such as labs,


· etc. staffing, nurse-to-patient ratios, workforce issues which nursing cannot be impacted through an independent change intervention


DO –


· Choose a clinical topic of concern that you think could benefit from a change and is important to you


· Propose an independent nursing practice intervention as a change to current practice


· Be prepared to identify each PICOT element


Please use instructor feedback from this Check-In to assist you in developing your Week 6 Assignment: Evidence-Based Practice Change Process Worksheet.


Week 6 Assignment: EBP Change Process form


ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation


Follow Nurse Daniel as your process mentor in the weekly Illustration section of the lesson. Please do not use any of the Nurse Daniel information for your own topic, nursing intervention, or change project. Nurse Daniel serves as an example only to illustrate the change process.


Name: _____________________


Star Point 1: Discovery (Identify topic and practice issue)


Identify the topic and the nursing practice issue related to this topic. (This MUST involve a nursing practice issue.)


Briefly describe your rationale for your topic selection. Include the scope of the issue/problem.


Star Point 2: Summary (Evidence to support need for a change)


Describe the practice problem in your own words and formulate your PICOT question.


List the systematic review chosen from the CCN Library databases. Type the complete APA reference for the systematic review selected.


List and briefly describe other sources used for data and information. List any other optional scholarly source used as a supplement to the systematic review in APA format.


Briefly summarize the main findings (in your own words) from the systematic review and the strength of the evidence.


Outline one or two evidence-based solutions you will consider for the trial project.


Star Point 3: Translation (Action Plan)


Identify care standards, practice guidelines, or protocols that may be in place to support your intervention planning (These may come from your organization or from the other sources listed in your Summary section in Star Point 2).


List your stakeholders (by title and not names; include yourself) and describe their roles and responsibilities in the change process (no more than 5).


What specifically is your nursing role in the change process? Other nursing roles?


List your stakeholders by position titles (charge nurse, pharmacist, etc.). Why are the members chosen (stakeholders) important to your project?


What type of cost analysis will be needed prior to a trial? Who needs to be involved with this?


Star Point 4: (Implementation)


Describe the process for gaining permission to plan and begin a trial. Is there a specific group, committee, or nurse leader involved?


Describe the plan for educating the staff about the change process trial and how they will be impacted or asked to participate.


Outline the implementation timeline for the change process (start time/end time, what steps are to occur along the timeline).


List the measurable outcomes based on the PICOT. How will these be measured?


What forms, if any, might be used for recording purposes during the pilot change process. Describe.


What resources are available to staff (include yourself) during the change pilot?


Will there be meetings of certain stakeholders throughout the trial? If so, who and when will they meet?


Star Point 5: (Evaluation)


How will you report the outcomes of the trial?


What would be the next steps for the use of the change process information?


NR451 Transcript for EBP Change Process assignment (Week 6)


Hi Class. This is Diane Parry, NR451 Course Leader and I would like to welcome you to a short tutorial to assist you in completing your Week 6 EBP Change Process assignment.


You will be prompted in Week 1 to download the EBP Change Process form and view the tutorial. You will use this form to follow Nurse Daniel in the lessons each week (Weeks 1-6) and progressively complete the information on the form. This form is due at the end of Week 6. For more information and details on this assignment, click on the link indicated to view assignment guidelines, tutorial, and rubric. The assignment guidelines and rubric are located under the Week 6 module and this specific form is required and due at the end of Week 6.


As you can see, the form contains prompts to assist you in your descriptions. Use this form to follow Nurse Daniel in the lessons each week (Weeks 1-6) and progressively complete the information. Your writing is not limited to the space provided and the boxes should expand as needed. You should be succinct in your writing but very clear with many details and complete sentences. No quotes are permitted in this assignment and paraphrasing and your own wording is required. Please cite any sources in APA format.


The purpose of this assignment is:


To apply a change process using the ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation and a systematic review after identifying a clinical topic of concern and related nursing practice issue.


The information from the ‘Illustration’ part of our lessons in Weeks 1-6 will mentor you through this process. Your change process is to be set up as a pilot project. You are encouraged to work through the sections of the form each week starting in Week 1 by following Nurse Daniel as he works through this same process.


Find a systematic review on your topic from any database in the Chamberlain Library. Be sure this involves nursing actions. If you need assistance or want to check on the value of your chosen review, please consult your instructor by calling or sending an email.


To find out more about the use of systematic reviews, in general, please refer to the required article reading in Week 2.


The EBP Change Process assignment rubric is located in the guidelines area. It is a good final step to check the rubric prior to submission to assure you have included all vital parts of the assignment. There are prompts under each listed Criteria on the rubric to assist you when completing this form.


This assignment is worth 225 points. Please read through the directions carefully and reach out to your instructor with any questions.


As always, please contact your 451 instructor with questions. Consulting with your instructor early on the choice of: your topic, the systematic review, and the PICOT question will help ensure your success with this assignment.

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