Describe the quality improvement process and the quality model that will be used as a basis for the practice problem.

Hi. This is a practicum paper and my practice problem is “Hospital Acquired Infections”. My practice site is a dialysis setting, inside a hospital (Dialysis Unit). The main problem for these patients is the dialysis access (Arteriovenous Fistula or catheters) I need you to focus on this problem. Thanks Capstone Paper: Identify a quality improvement practice problem (My practice problem is “Hospital Acquired Infections”) to be discussed in the Capstone paper. Consider problems related to structure, process, outcomes, or patient experience. Section 1 (Week 1 Assignment): For this section, write a paragraph that addresses the following: Practice Problem State the practice problem in measurable terms and that reflect quality indicators. Include data that suggests a practice problem exists. Do not use anecdotal experiences or opinions. This is the same problem described in the Week 1 Practice Experience discussion (Hospital Acquired Infections). Provide the rationale for selecting the practice problem. See Chapter 3, page 65, Exhibit 3.16 in the Spath (2013) text for examples. Review the Capstone Paper Assignment Guide Locate the most current version of your Week 1 Assignment. You will add this section to that document. Section 2 (Week 2 Assignment): Complete a review of current nursing evidence for your practice problem. To develop a plan for your quality improvement project you will need to find out what interventions have been successful when applied to your practice problem. The evidence-based process is a problem solving approach where you will assess research, clinical guidelines, expert opinions, and other relevant information and incorporate the results into your quality improvement project. Search for a minimum of five evidence-based sources related to your practice problem. You must include two-three research studies in your review. Synthesize in your own words the evidence that supports your identified practice problem. For example, if your practice problem is reducing patient falls, you will summarize what the evidence you have found has to say about falls and how researchers have identified interventions that promote a decrease in the number of patient falls. In this example, the evidence will likely show that hourly rounding, non skid slippers, a fall risk assessment and low beds are all interventions that the research has shown to improve patient outcomes related to falls in a healthcare setting. For This section, write 4-5 paragraphs that address the following: Analysis of Existing Evidence: Summarize the findings from at least five evidence-based sources that support your practice problem. The goal of the analysis of existing evidence is to find the best evidence possible that support a change in practice. Identify research, clinical guidelines, expert opinions, and other relevant information and incorporate the results into your quality improvement project. You must include two-three research studies in your analysis. Using your own words synthesize the evidence that supports your identified practice problem. There should be no quotes or personal opinions included in this section. Section 3 (Week 3 Assignment): For this section: Describe the quality improvement process and the Quality model that will be used as a basis for the practice problem. Include a description of a quality improvement tool(s) that you will use in your quality improvement plan. See Spath, (2013) chapter 6 for examples. Explain why the specific process was selected and document your explanation with references. You will combine your Week 1, 2 and 3 assignments and submit a 3-4-page paper that addresses the following: Practice Problem (Week 1) State the practice problem in measurable terms. State the data that suggests a practice problem exists Include a purpose statement. Analysis of the Existing Evidence (Week 2) Summarize the findings from the evidence analysis that support your practice problem. Include minimum of at least 5 evidence-based practice sources that support your practice problem. Identify research, clinical guidelines, expert opinions, and other relevant information. You must include two-three research studies in your analysis. Using your own words synthesize the evidence that supports your identified practice problem. There should be no quotes or personal opinions included in this section. Quality Improvement Process (Week 3) (Approximately 2-3 paragraphs) – Describe the quality improvement process and the quality model that will be used as a basis for the practice problem. This is not your entire quality improvement plan, only a description of the quality improvement process and the quality model you chose. You will develop your specific quality improvement plan in week 4. Include a description of a quality improvement tool(s) that you will use in your quality improvement plan. See Spath, (2013) chapter 6 for examples. – Explain why the specific process was selected and document your explanation with references. – Conclusion.

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