Analysis and Application of Clinical Practice – Surgical Site Infection Prevention

 
Analysis and Application of Clinical
Practice Guidelines & Scoring Rubric
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to provide an opportunity for students to apply and disseminate information based on practice summaries. The most common type of practice summary in healthcare is the clinical practice guideline (CPG).
Course Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to
(CO 3) Synthesize for dissemination the research findings from nursing and related disciplines (POs 1, 3, 4, 5, 9); and

(CO 6) Utilize the principles of evidence-based practice to propose strategies that can address nursing issues (POs 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9).

Due Date: Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 7
Total Points Possible: 200 Points
REQUIREMENTS:
Through this assignment, the student will

Develop summary of a clinical practice guideline. (COs 3, 6)

PREPARING THE PAPER
You will develop a summary that you could use within an evidence-based practice (EBP) committee or related venue to share with your colleagues.

• Select (1) one of the following issues:
(1) One of the issues identified in Week 1 in Ironridge or Summerville,
(2) An issue pertinent to your practice setting.

• Search the literature and evidence-based practice websites and databases to find a recent clinical practice guideline (no more than 5 years) related to the issue you select. The course Webliography provides websites where you can find clinical practice guidelines, but there are many others available in specialty-organization websites. A good place to start is www.guidelines.gov.
• Analyze and critique the clinical practice guideline. Use the Clinical Practice Guideline Summary Template in Doc Sharing to develop your paper. Components include
o scope and purpose of the clinical practice guidelines;
o stakeholder involvement;
o rigor of development;
o clarity and presentation
o applicability
o editorial independence

• Attach a .pdf file of the Clinical Practice Guidelines with your handout. If you attach the CPG late, you will receive a late-paper deduction.

• Note: The template is to assist you in setting up your paper so you will be sure to address those topics in your paper in addition to other information to meet the criteria for this assignment. Your paper should be in APA 6th ed format. Do not copy and paste the template into your paper.

The summary sheet is amended from the AGREE instrument on page 200 of Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt (2015). Your summary should be approximately 5–6 pages long.
Category Points % Description
Scope and Purpose 25 12.5 Describes the scope and purpose of the document. Includes the health question(s) covered by the guideline

Stakeholder Involvement
25 12.5 Describes the stakeholder involvement in the development of the document. Identifies the target population.

Rigor of Development 25 12.5 Critiques the rigor of the development of the document. Describes the systematic methods used to develop the guideline. Include level of evidence of the studies used to develop the guideline.
Clarity & presentation (Recommendations) 25 12.5 Provides the key recommendations of the document. Discusses different options for managing the condition or issue in the guideline.
Application 25 12.5 Identifies facilitators, barriers, costs, and outcome measurement for application of the document.. Identifies key monitoring and/or auditing criteria (outcomes)
Editorial Independence 25 12.5 Discusses conflict of interest and how competing interests of the CPG group members recorded and addressed.
Summary 25 12.5 Summarizes how the CPG answers the key clinical questions presented in the CPG. Discusses how the student, as the advanced practice nurse, would apply the CPG in practice.
Uses appropriate grammar, syntax, and spelling 10 5 No more than 2 errors in grammar, syntax, or spelling.

APA 6th Edition 10 5 No more than 2 APA 6th edition errors.

Attach pdf file of the Clinical Practice Guidelines 5 2.5 A pdf copy of the Clinical Practice Guidelines submitted.

Total 200 100
A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

GRADING RUBRIC
Assignment Criteria A
(100–92%)
Outstanding or highest level of performance B
(91–84%)
Very good or high level of performance C
(83–76%)
Competent or satisfactory level of performance F
(75–0%)
Poor or failing or unsatisfactory level of performance
Content
Possible Points = 175 Points

Scope and Purpose 25-23 Points 22–21 Points 20–19 Points 18–0 Points
Describes the scope and purpose of the document. Includes the health question(s) covered by the guideline
Partially describes the scope and purpose of the document. Weakly describes the scope and purpose of the document.
Does not describe the scope and purpose of the document. Does not include the health question covered by the guideline.

Stakeholder Involvement
25-23 Points 22–21 Points 20–19 Points 18–0 Points
Describes the stakeholder involvement in the development of the document. Identifies the target population
Partially describes the stakeholder involvement in the development of the document.
Weakly describes the stakeholder involvement in the development of the document. Does not describe the stakeholder involvement in the development of the document. Does not identify the target population.

Rigor of Development 25-23 Points 22–21 Points 20–19 Points 18–0 Points
Critiques the rigor of the development of the document. Describes the systematic methods used to develop the guideline. Includes level of evidence of the studies used to develop the guidelines. Partially critiques the rigor of the development of the document. Briefly describes the systematic methods used to develop the guideline. Briefly includes the levels of evidence of the studies used to develop the guidelines. Weakly critiques the rigor of the development of the document. Weakly describes the systematic methods used to develop the guideline. Weakly includes the levels of evidence of the studies used to develop the guidelines. Does not critique the rigor of the development of the document. Does not describe the systematic methods used to develop the guideline. Does not include the levels of evidence of the studies used to develop the guidelines.

Clarity & Presentation
(Recommendations) 25-23 Points 22–21 Points 20–19 Points 18–0 Points
Provides the key recommendations of the document. Discusses different options for managing the condition or issue addressed in the guideline.
Partially provides the key recommendations of the document.
Partially discusses different options for managing the condition or issue addressed in the guideline.
Weakly provides the key recommendations of the document.
Weakly discusses different options for managing the condition or issue addressed in the guideline.

Does not provide or provide the key recommendations of the document. Does not discuss different options for managing the condition or issue addressed in the guideline.
Application 25-23 Points 22–21 Points 20–19 Points 18–0 Points
Identifies facilitators, barriers (real or potential), costs, and outcome measurement for application of the document. Identifies key monitoring or auditing criteria (outcomes). Partially identifies facilitators, barriers (real or potential), costs, and outcome measurement for application of the document. Partially identifies key monitoring or auditing criteria (outcomes). Weakly Identifies facilitators, barriers (real or potential), costs, and outcome measurement for application of the document. Weakly identifies key monitoring or auditing criteria (outcomes). Does not Identifies facilitators, barriers (real or potential), costs, and outcome measurement for application of the document. Does not identify key monitoring or auditing criteria (outcomes).
Editorial Independence 25-23 Points 22–21 Points 20–19 Points 18–0 Points
Discusses conflict of interest of group members. Discusses how competing interests of the CPG group members are recorded and addressed. Addresses how the views of the funding body are kept from influencing the content of the guideline. Partially discusses conflict of interest of group members. Partially discusses how competing interests of the CPG group members are recorded and addressed. Partially addresses how the views of the funding body are kept from influencing the content of the guideline. Weakly discusses conflict of interest of group members. Weakly discusses how competing interests of the CPG group members are recorded and addressed. Weakly addresses how the views of the funding body are kept from influencing the content of the guideline. Does not discuss conflict of interest of group members. Does not discuss how competing interests of the CPG group members are recorded and addressed. Does not address how the views of the funding body are kept from influencing the content of the guideline.
Summary 25-23 Points 22–21 Points 20–19 Points 18–0 Points
Summarizes the paper. Discusses whether or not the CPG answers the key clinical question(s) presented in the CPG. Discusses how the student, as the advance practice nurse, will apply the CPG in practice. Summarizes the paper. Partially discusses whether or not the CPG answers the key clinical question(s) presented in the CPG. Partially discusses how the student, as the advance practice nurse, will apply the CPG in practice. Weakly summarizes the paper. Weakly discusses whether or not the CPG answers the key clinical question(s) presented in the CPG. Weakly discusses how the student, as the advance practice nurse, will apply the CPG in practice. Does not summarize the paper. Does not discuss whether or not the CPG answers the key clinical question(s) presented in the CPG. Does not discuss how the student, as the advance practice nurse, will apply the CPG in practice.
Content Subtotal _____of 175 points
Format
Possible Points = 25 Points
Uses appropriate grammar, syntax, and spelling 10–9 Points 8 Points 7 Points 6–0 Points
No more than 2 errors in grammar, syntax, or spelling
3–4 errors in grammar, syntax, or spelling
5–6 errors in grammar, syntax, or spelling
7 or more errors in grammar, syntax, or spelling

APA 6th edition 10–9 Points 8 Points 7 Points 6–0 Points
No more than 2 APA 6th edition errors
3–4 APA 6th edition errors
5–6 APA 6th edition errors
7 or more APA 6th edition errors

Attach pdf copy of the Clinical Practice Guideline 5 Points

0 Points
Pdf file of the Clinical Practice Guideline attached
No pdf file of the Clinical Practice Guideline attached
Format Subtotal _____of 25 points
Total Points _____of 200 points

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