reviewing a “keeper study”

Week 1 Discussion
To complete this week, after reading chapter one in Melnyk and reviewing the lectures you need to consider the topic of interest to you. List a ONE to two-word topic that you want to explore further and why you are interested in this topic. This topic encompasses the question that you have been generating throughout your program.
As an example I may choose the topic of depression, as I am interested in all of the depression I am seeing in the primary care office. Next week I will explore the background of this topic and this will lead to my PICOT question. NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing.

As you work on your capstone project proposal, you will want to share your progress with your peers and instructor and seek or provide guidance or share insights. By the due date assigned, go to the Discussion Area and post responses to the discussion question. NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing. All responses should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. It is important to support what you say with relevant citations in the APA format from both the course materials and outside resources. Include the South University online library in your research activities utilizing not only the nursing resource database, but also those pertaining to education, business, and human resources.

Supporting one—Challenging one.
By the end of the week, comment on the responses of at least two other students by supporting a minimum of one post and challenging a minimum of one post. You will want to focus on their point of view, asking pertinent questions, adding to the responses by including information from other sources, and respectfully challenging a point of view, supported by references to other sources. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language. All comments should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. Please only start a new thread with your original post. Hit reply to respond to a peer.

NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing Week 2 Discussion
Post your background question and your strategy for getting a comprehensive understanding of the clinical issue. As you work on your capstone project proposal, you will want to share your progress with your peers and instructor and seek or provide guidance or share insights. By the due date assigned, go to the Discussion Area and post responses to the discussion question. All responses should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. It is important to support what you say with relevant citations in the APA format from both the course materials and outside resources. Include the South University online library in your research activities utilizing not only the nursing resource database, but also those pertaining to education, business, and human resources.

Supporting one—Challenging one.
By the end of the week comment on the responses of at least two other students by supporting a minimum of one post and challenging a minimum of one post. You will want to focus on their point of view, asking pertinent questions, adding to the responses by including information from other sources, and respectfully challenging a point of view, supported by references to other sources. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language. All comments should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. Please only start a new thread with your original post. Hit reply to respond to a peer.

NSG6999 Graduate Project in NursingWeek 3 Discussion
State your PICOT question.
Indicate in parentheses after each segment, what part of PICOT the preceding words represent.
For example: In patients recently discharged from the hospital following care for heart failure (P), do hand-off calls by the nurse to the primary care provider using the SBAR format (situation, background, assessment, recommendation) (I) compared to no calls (C) decrease readmission rates (O) over a one year period (T).
Provide feedback to your classmates that focuses on:
The use of correct PICOT format for the question to guide the literature search.
Does the question reflect a clinical issue and one appropriate for an evidence-based practice project?
Provide feedback to your classmates that focuses on:
The use of correct PICOT format for the question to guide the literature search. NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing.
Does the question reflect a clinical issue and one appropriate for an evidence-based practice project?
Support a minimum of one and challenge a minimum of one.
As you work on your capstone project proposal, you will want to share your progress with your peers and instructor and seek or provide guidance or share insights. By the due date assigned, go to the Discussion Area and post responses to the discussion question. All responses should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. It is important to support what you say with relevant citations in the APA format from both the course materials and outside resources. Include the South University online library in your research activities utilizing not only the nursing resource database, but also those pertaining to education, business, and human resources.

Supporting one—Challenging one.
By the due date assigned comment on the responses of at least two other students by supporting a minimum of one post and challenging a minimum of one post. NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing. You will want to focus on their point of view, asking pertinent questions, adding to the responses by including information from other sources, and respectfully challenging a point of view, supported by references to other sources. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language. All comments should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. Please only start a new thread with your original post. Hit reply to respond to a peer.

NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing Week 3 Project
Instructions
PICOT question (200 points) Submit to Project
To complete this week, after reading chapter two in Melnyk and reviewing the lectures you submit a 2-3 page paper that explores the background of your issue. For this paper #1 you will be defining this issue or disease using the literature. It will end with the PICOT question. The parts of your paper should include:

Introduction
Definition
Epidemiology
Clinical Presentation
Complications
Diagnosis
Conclusion with PICOT Question
If you are not on a clinical tract (NP) you will explore the issue extensively to define the problem or issue you are interested in. NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing.

Submission Details:
Submit your document to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.
NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing Week 4 Discussion
Using the following table—search the 5 databases based on your PICOT Question—under findings note the number of relevant articles found—you may not find something in every database. Under features discuss what you liked about that database. ON the discussion board summarize your search—attach your chart for those that would like to see your search. You may not find what you are looking for in every search—and that is OK—but you must search every database to see what may be out there.
Exploring the Literature

Picot Question:

Research Tool Search Tips Search Terms & Limits Findings Features
CINAHL
CINAHL is an SU subscription-onlyresource that offers full text access to 336 scholarly journals and indexes over 3,000 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. Indexed journals do not provide access to full-text. Just because it is indexed in does not mean the library has full-text access to the journal. SU can always request articles for students via Interlibrary Loan, but the service is not instantaneous. NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing.

Look at the Major Subject Heading in the Full Record
Use the Limits Feature:
Example: Publication Type=Systematic Review
Try the CINAHL Heading search:

Keyword search:
Limits:

CINAHL Heading search:

Limits:

PubMed
PubMed is a free health science citation & abstracts index from the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Look at MeSH Terms in Full Record
Use the Limits Feature:
Examples: Article Type=Meta-Analysis; Age=All Adult
Look for the open access Free articles!

Keyword search:
Limits:

MESH search:

Limits:

Cochrane Library
Cochrane Library provides access to the Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews. Full text of reviews are subscription only. Index summaries are a public resource. Indexed journals do not provide access to full-text. Just because it is indexed in does not mean the library has full-textaccess to the journal. SU can always request articles for students via Interlibrary Loan, but the service is not instantaneous

Use the Simple Search and the Advance Search Features
Allows you to search with MeSH Terms
Check out the New Reviews
Browse reviews by topic

Keyword search:

Limits:

MESH search:

Limits:

Dynamed

Use the Simple Search and the Advance Search Features
Allows you to search with MeSH Terms
Check out the New Reviews
Browse reviews by topic

Keyword search:

Also browse by:

TRIP Database
TRIP is a clinical search engine to locate publicly available clinical evidence.

Limit to:
Systematic Reviews
Guidelines-US

Keyword search:
Limits:

SU Library Search
Library Search is setup just like an EBSCO
The Library even has a specialized PICOT search setup in Library Search—must go to Advance search to get to PICOT option

Other Databases:
As you work on your capstone project proposal, you will want to share your progress with your peers and instructor and seek or provide guidance or share insights. NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing. By the due date assigned, go to the Discussion Area and post responses to the discussion question. All responses should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. It is important to support what you say with relevant citations in the APA format from both the course materials and outside resources. Include the South University online library in your research activities utilizing not only the nursing resource database, but also those pertaining to education, business, and human resources. Be sure to spend some time in Library Search it is setup just like an EBSCO database and gives you the experience of learning how to navigates databases, and provides you with a larger pool of information within which to search.

Supporting one—Challenging one.
By the end of the week, comment on the responses of at least two other students by supporting a minimum of one post and challenging a minimum of one post. NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing. You will want to focus on their point of view, asking pertinent questions, adding to the responses by including information from other sources, and respectfully challenging a point of view, supported by references to other sources. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language. All comments should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. Please only start a new thread with your original post. Hit reply to respond to a peer.

NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing Week 5 Discussion
We will be reviewing a “keeper study” this week—evaluate an article by working through the following 7 question

Again, keeper studies can be identified using handy Rapid Critical Appraisal checklists consisting of a set of simple but important questions. Below are sample questions developed for use with quantitative studies that are applicable to most appraisal situations (it’s important to note that qualitative evidence, if it’s relevant to the clinical question, should not be dismissed): NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing.

Why was the study done? Make sure the study is directly relevant to the clinical question.
What is the sample size? Size can and should vary according to the nature of the study. Since determining a valid minimum sample size in a single study can be difficult, taking into account multiple studies is beneficial.The answer to this question alone should not remove a study from the appraisal process.
Are instruments of the variables in the study clearly defined and reliable? Make sure the variables were consistently applied throughout the study and that they measured what the researchers said they were going to measure. NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing.
How was the data analyzed?Make sure that any statistics are relevant to the clinical question.
Were there any unusual events during the study? If the sample size changed, for example, determine whether that has ramifications if you wish to replicate the study.
How do the results fit in with previous research in this area? Make sure the study builds on other studies of a similar nature.
What are the implications of the research for clinical practice? Ask whether the study addresses a relevant and important clinical issue.
As you work on your capstone project proposal, you will want to share your progress with your peers and instructor and seek or provide guidance or share insights. NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing. By the due date assigned, go to the Discussion Area and post responses to the discussion question. All responses should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. It is important to support what you say with relevant citations in the APA format from both the course materials and outside resources. Include the South University online library in your research activities utilizing not only the nursing resource database, but also those pertaining to education, business, and human resources.

Supporting one—Challenging one.
By the end of the week, comment on the responses of at least two other students by supporting a minimum of one post and challenging a minimum of one post. You will want to focus on their point of view, asking pertinent questions, adding to the responses by including information from other sources, and respectfully challenging a point of view, supported by references to other sources. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language. All comments should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. Please only start a new thread with your original post. Hit reply to respond to a peer.

NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing Week 6 Discussion
On the discussion board, using a minimum of two articles that are supporting your PICOT question, submit one paragraph synthesizing the research into clear, concise statements without separately reviewing each of the studies in the paragraph—but by paraphrasing and synthesizing the work that was done.

As you work on your capstone project proposal, you will want to share your progress with your peers and instructor and seek or provide guidance or share insights. NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing. By due date assigned , go to the Discussion Area and post responses to the discussion question. All responses should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. It is important to support what you say with relevant citations in the APA format from both the course materials and outside resources. Include the South University online library in your research activities utilizing not only the nursing resource database, but also those pertaining to education, business, and human resources.

Supporting one—Challenging one.
By the end of the week, comment on the responses of at least two other students by supporting a minimum of one post and challenging a minimum of one post. NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing. You will want to focus on their point of view, asking pertinent questions, adding to the responses by including information from other sources, and respectfully challenging a point of view, supported by references to other sources. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language. All comments should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. Please only start a new thread with your original post. Hit reply to respond to a peer.

NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing Week 6 Project
Instructions
Complete Evidence Table as described in the Evidence Table Worksheet Include Week 4 worksheet with completed Evidence Table.
NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing Week 7 Discussion
This week you will be creating an Implementation Plan that will be attached to your final EBP. For the discussion board this week—outline your implementation steps 1-2-3.

As you work on your capstone project proposal, you will want to share your progress with your peers and instructor and seek or provide guidance or share insights. NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing. By the due date assigned, go to the Discussion Area and post responses to the discussion question. All responses should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. It is important to support what you say with relevant citations in the APA format from both the course materials and outside resources. Include the South University online library in your research activities utilizing not only the nursing resource database, but also those pertaining to education, business, and human resources.

NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing Week 8 Discussion
This week you will be working on an evaluation plan that will be attached to your EBP in Week 9. Submit your Evaluation Plan to the DB –listed as 1-2-3. NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing.

As you work on your capstone project proposal, you will want to share your progress with your peers and instructor and seek or provide guidance or share insights. By due date assigned, go to the Discussion Area and post responses to the discussion question. All responses should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. It is important to support what you say with relevant citations in the APA format from both the course materials and outside resources. Include the South University online library in your research activities utilizing not only the nursing resource database, but also those pertaining to education, business, and human resources.

NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing Week 9 Discussion
Post your Presentation of your EBP on Discussion Board for feedback before final submission in Week 10.

Provide Feedback to 2 Peers–

As you work on your capstone project proposal, you will want to share your progress with your peers and instructor and seek or provide guidance or share insights. By due date assigned , go to the Discussion Area and post responses to the discussion question. All responses should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. It is important to support what you say with relevant citations in the APA format from both the course materials and outside resources. Include the South University online library in your research activities utilizing not only the nursing resource database, but also those pertaining to education, business, and human resources.

NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing Week 9 Project
Instructions
Submit EBP project with Implementation Plan and Evaluation Plan. Note EBP plan should resemble plan on page 248 of the Melnyx text. NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing.

Submission Details:
Submit your document to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.
NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing Week 10 Discussion
Post Final EBP presentation to DB. As you work on your capstone project proposal, you will want to share your progress with your peers and instructor and seek or provide guidance or share insights. By the due date assigned, go to the Discussion Area and post responses to the discussion question. All responses should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. It is important to support what you say with relevant citations in the APA format from both the course materials and outside resources. Include the South University online library in your research activities utilizing not only the nursing resource database, but also those pertaining to education, business, and human resources. NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing.
Supporting one—Challenging one.
By the end of the week, comment on the responses of at least two other students by supporting a minimum of one post and challenging a minimum of one post. You will want to focus on their point of view, asking pertinent questions, adding to the responses by including information from other sources, and respectfully challenging a point of view, supported by references to other sources. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language. All comments should be posted to the appropriate topic in this Discussion Area. Please only start a new thread with your original post. Hit reply to respond to a peer. NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing.

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