Edivence Based Practice
Herzing BSN Program
Writing/speaking assignment explanation-see rubric posted on Canvas
This assignment is designed to help you to further analyze your care of the individual and apply best practice standards and use available evidence to assess or improve upon your nursing care in practice. Please do not include any names (use initials only) in your paper or presentation.
Pick a client that you worked with during clinical and describe what you did for that client (assessments and interventions). If you were unable to do some of the cares but were aware of nursing and medical interventions that were in place please include these in this section also. It is ok to speak in the first person for this section of the paper.
Write about your client’s primary or most pertinent pathophysiological process that affected their care using at least two scholarly resources. (See additional page included with this explanation)
Research best practice standards of nursing care for your client’s pathophysiological process or specific nursing needs/skills being performed. Explain these standards of nursing practice and/or research sources that describe how to best provide care for your patient. Areas covered should include expected assessment findings, nursing interventions, expected outcomes, and health promotion activities related to the specific condition or health need. Please use at least two scholarly resources to demonstrate where you obtained this information.
Written assignment guidelines
Make use of the Cinahl and LIRN databases to obtain information for this paper. If you have problems containing a full article, not just an abstract, work with the online librarian to obtain the article you need. Make sure you don’t wait until the last minute for this or it may not be possible to obtain it.
Use APA formatting for this paper. Numerous APA style tip lists are available in the student writing center. The Purdue Owl is an excellent resource online.
This paper should be from 5-6 pages long, typed and double-spaced. The length does not include the title page or reference page.
Overall the paper should include at least two references. Must have at least 2 references that are obtained from journal articles.
Oral presentation layout
Your oral presentation near the end of class will allow you a chance to describe your case scenario and what you have learned from your research paper so that it can be shared with the class as a whole. Describe how the care you provided lined up with what you researched. What might you do differently if you were to care for this patient again? What obstacles were in your way that may have or did prevent you or the nurse from providing care that was evidenced-based or within the realm of best practice guidelines?
Oral assignment guidelines
Presentations should be between 3-4 minutes in length.
You may have 1-2 minutes for questions from classmates afterwards that are not included in this time.
Presentation must include some type of visual aide or handout for your classmates. You will have access to AV materials (ex. Power Point) if desired. Please let the instructor know ahead of time if there are any more advanced technological requirements for your presentation.
Grading rubric for presentation
Impact of visual aids:
· Visual aids (Powerpoint/poster or pamphlet/handout) were effective, organized, and helpful
Critical thinking demonstrated by presentation:
· Presentation includes description of clinical scenario
· Should include nursing interventions provided
· Describe what he/she learned from research
Clarity/connection with audience:
· Ideas were clearly expressed and sufficient eye contact was maintained with audience
· Demonstrated time management skills by delivering a clear and concise presentation in the time allotted (6 minutes)