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NR451 W3 Milestone1 Evidence Worksheet Strickland
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CapstoneProject Milestone 1:

Practice Issue and EvidenceSummaryWorksheets


Student Name:                         Date:


1.    Refer to the guidelines for specific details on how to complete this assignment.

2.    Type your answers directly into the worksheets below.

3.    Submit to the Dropbox by the end of Week 3, Sunday at 11:59 p.m. MT.

4.    Post questions about this assignment to the Q & A Forum. You may also email questions to the instructor for a private response.


Practice Issue Worksheet


List the topic and include the citation for the systematic review you have selected:


What is the practice issue you have identified related to the topic you have chosen?


Define the scope of the practice issue:



What is the practice area?

_X__ Clinical

___ Education

___ Administration

___ Other (List):



How was the practice issue identified? (check all that apply)

_X__ Safety/risk management concerns

__X_ Unsatisfactory patient outcomes

___ Wide variations in practice

___ Significant financial concerns



___ Difference between hospital and community practice

__X_ Clinical practice issue is a concern

___ Procedure or process is a time waster

___ Clinical practice issue has no scientific base

__ Other:

Describe the rationale for your checked selections:

Safety/risk management concerns-the older adults who have the surgeries are at risk for falls because they use a cane or walker to ambulate.  Their muscles are weak and some have impaired memory.

Unsatisfactory patient outcomes-this shows by the results of patient’s surveys that are given after hospitalization and yearly evaluations.

Clinical practice issue is a concern-improving nurses work environments and staffing to help implement the process can be effective interventions for preventing readmissions.  This can reduce unnecessary costs to Medicare (McHugh & Ma, 2013).

What evidence must be gathered? (check all that apply)

_X__ Literature search

__X_ Guidelines

___ Expert Opinion

___ Patient Preferences

__X_ Clinical Expertise

___ Financial Analysis

___ Standards (Regulatory, professional, community)

___ Other


Describe the rationale for your checked selections:




Evidence Summary Worksheet

Directions: Please type your answers directly into the worksheet.


Summarize the main findings by the authors of your systematic review including the strength of evidence for each main outcome.  Consider the relevance to your project proposal for the Milestone 2 project paper.


Outline evidence-based solutions that you will consider for your project.


Discuss any limitations to the studies performed that you believe impacts your ability to utilize the research in your project.



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