Evidence Based Practice (Sentinel Events)

Assessment 2:

  • Length of submission: 2–4-page scholarly paper, this does not include the APA-formatted title page and reference list.
  • Number of references: Cite 3–5 sources of scholarly or professional evidence that support your findings and considerations. Resources should be no more than five years old.
  • APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to current APA style.

Develop a 2-4-page scholarly paper in which you describe a quality or safety issue, (relating to nursing) and then identify and analyze credible evidence that could be used as the basis for applying EBP to the issue.

Scenario

the context for the quality or safety issue for researching and completing this assessment is:

  • A personal practice experience in which a sentinel event occurred.

Instructions

The purpose of this analysis is to better understand what constitutes credibility of journal articles as well as websites. The role of the baccalaureate-prepared nurse in incorporating evidence-based research continues to grow in clinical practice. As quality improvement (QI) measures to reduce safety risks continue to be emphasized, the need for evidence-based models and evidence-based templates is growing. This type of systematic approach to incorporating evidence-based findings allows nurses to make clinical and operational decisions based upon the best available evidence. When the most up-to-date evidence-based findings are utilized, patient-centered care improves outcomes and enhances the patient experience.

For this assessment:

  • Explain the criteria that should be used when determining the credibility of journal articles as well as websites.
  • Support your explanations with references to the literature or research articles that describe criteria that should be used to determine credibility.
  • Your identification and determination of credibility should be done within the context of your chosen scenario for this assessment. if you are locating resources to help provide evidence-based care for the sentinel event,  you may want to begin your literature and evidence search from the databases that identified.
  • Describe a quality or safety issue, (the sentinel event), that could benefit from an evidence-based approach.
  • Explain criteria that should be considered when determining credibility of resources such as journal articles and websites.
  • Analyze the credibility and relevance of evidence and resources within the context of a quality or safety issue, or a chosen diagnosis.
  • This is where you are selecting the specific resources to help address the issue in your chosen scenario. 
  • Explain the importance of incorporating credible evidence into an EBP model used to address a quality or safety issue, or a chosen diagnosis.
  • Communicate using writing that is clear, logical, and professional with correct grammar and spelling using current APA style.

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