Face to Face assistance offered Friday 5-6pm for X11 and
Friday 6-7pm for X10
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
Relation to AACN Essentials:
1. Synthesize selected research findings to determine applicability of the findings to nursing practice.
2. Evaluate the appropriateness of selected quantitative and qualitative research designs relative to research problems, purposes, questions, and/or hypotheses.
3. Compare and contrast salient features of qualitative and quantitative research, such as rigor, validity, and reliability.
4. Analyze proposed research procedures with regard to ethical and human subjects’ protection issues.
5. Use available technology to access databases and to analyze quantitative and qualitative data.
Course grade will be calculated as follows
Discussions/activities on Blackboard (10) 30%
Assignment – Appraisal Table 20%
Research Ethics Training 10%
Final Evidence Based Project Paper 40%
*5 points can be added to either your paper or blackboard grades if you complete the post test described in Week Seven of the Course Calendar. You can also find this U of Michigan link under web links.
*Each week you will also have a discussion board assignment
Go to the Discussion Board to find the topic each week.
Chapters 1-3 in Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt (M&F)
4 & 5 in M&F
Go to the MSU Library website and select CINAHL data base. Then choose Evidence-Based Care Sheets. Search for a topic of interest to you. Study the care sheet you chose.
Find and read at least TWO articles referenced on the care sheet you chose.
Read the materials posted and leave at least one comment.
Obtain and read Hamilton, P., Mathur, S., Gemeinhardt, G., Eschiti, V., Campbell, M. (2010). Expanding what we know about off-peak mortality in hospitals. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 40(3), 124-128. Hint-the MSU library has full text of this article and you can find it by searching the CINAHL data base.
This ethnographic study explores the work environment of nurses working night and weekend shifts, and discusses these findings as a means of identifying methods to reduce the documented increase in adverse clinical outcomes for patients hospitalized at night or on weekends.
7 & 8
Visit the Institute for Health Improvement’s website at http://www.ihi.org/IHI/Topics/CriticalCare/IntensiveCare/Tools/ICUDailyGoalsWorksheet.htm
Take note of the way the problem is described, the setting where it was applied, the outcome variable(s), and the impact of the intervention on LOS. This is the type of project that you will be developing in the EBP project courses. Your topic may be different but this same sort of information and planning will be required.
Visit the AHRQ Innovations Exchange at http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/content.aspx?id=2451
No Discussion this week!
Go to the Pub Med website and work through the Quick Tour Tutorials
You have an assignment due October 1.
No textbook readings this week
Listen to Ken Tangen’s Series of lectures on Statistics
Go here to find the series http://psychnut.com/statistics/category/square1/
There are 14 in all and each one lasts about 5 minutes
See the Web Links for the Pretest and optional Post Test on Statistics for Extra Credit.
Read the article “Healthcare professionals and managers' participation in developing an intervention: A pre-intervention study in the elderly care context” by
Isabelle Vedel, Matthieu De Stampa, Howard Bergman, Joel Ankri, Bernard Cassou, François Blanchard, and Liette Lapointe Implement Sci. 2009; 4: 21. Published online 2009 April 21. doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-4-21. PMCID: PMC2678079
It can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/issues/175678/under Methodology
Do the exercise on the discussion board for week nine. You are encouraged to work with classmates to find all the errors and to correct them.
Visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/679/01/
Find two Tables from research articles related to your project.
You have an Assignment due November 5th. Go to the Assignments icon on the menu bar on the Web CT site. Submit your completed table as an attachment.
Go to http://healthlinks.washington.edu/index.jsp?id=A0A16856-30EE-4779-BF06-8B09C632FD1C
There you will find a variety of links to other style formats (MLA, AMA, etc)
Identify the similarities and differences among them.
No new readings
Post a question about your final paper-ask for help, and respond to classmates who are also asking for help. This week’s discussion will not be graded but is required.
No assignments this week!
Evidence-Based Project Final Paper Due Devember 3rd.
All assignments and papers are due by 5pm on the due date.
Final discussions must be posted by 5pm on Fridays.
Timely submission of all assignments is required. In the event that a student needs an extension due to compelling circumstances, this is to be discussed well in advance of the due date. Late assignments will receive a 5 point per day reduction in score except in emergent circumstances; it is important to note that a late submission date must be negotiated in advance except in these emergent circumstances.
It is likely you will be asked to submit the work completed to date so that faculty can see that an effort has been made to complete the assignment and that the emergency is not poor planning.
No attendance policy is relevant. This is an entirely online course. However, discussions and assignments must be completed to indicate participation in the course.
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