Normal Nursing Situation Discussion
Normal Nursing Situation Discussion
Evidence-based systematic literature review and analysis is conducted to respond to a patient problem that requires a solution. Such a review of the literature includes a focused, systematic review from library databases to gather the most current research literature. In this exercise, you are asked to review literature relevant to the US Heath care system. (Note: You will have made progress in gathering literature for the paper later in the course). The most common way to display literature is with an evidence-based literature table. The table is analyzed to provide recommendations for guidelines and standard of care for the patient problem. Thus, you can contribute to your agency with improved patient care procedures and policy that ultimately can inform quality of care. An important initial step to effectively and efficiently search the literature is to formulate a PICOT Question. The kind of PICOT question selected is based upon what kind of patient care problem/issue you wish to resolve.
Address “Diabetes type 2 Management for Adult patients” and write a 1page APA format with references in-text citation APA format including the below info
; the following sections in the posting: (a) brief nursing situation, (b) the kind of PICOT question, and (c) the actual PICOT question.
Post to the discussion area a brief nursing situation, the kind of PICOT question, and the actual PICOT question using the steps as follows:Step 1-Identify a nursing situation using 3rd person. No use of I statements as this is not a personal reflection of nursing care. As used here, the nursing situation specifies the problem you are attempting to resolve. Here is an example: Example Only: Mr. Jones, a 40 year-old experienced abdominal pain that transverses his abdomen. He was returning to the ER for the third time during the month with bloating and moderate pain. He has a no history of previous GI problems.The staff identifies his return as typical of a frequent flyer, though Mr. Jones states that he does not use illegal substances nor does he like to use the ER. Upon further history, Mr. Jones says he eats sushi at least three times a week.
Step 2-Specify the kind of PICOT Question (1-2 statements). The kind of question specifies the purpose for the review of evidence. Kinds include the following categories: intervention or therapy,etiology, diagnosis or diagnostic test, prognosis or prediction, meaning (Seethe Stillwell, Fineout-Overholt, Melnyk, & Williamson , 2010 article. View the Templates and Definitions for PICOT Questions Table, p. 60). Here is an example:Intervention or therapy is indicated that recognizes the background question o f what is the best method for accurate GI assessment and diagnosis in nonspecific GI distress.
Step 3-Finally, specify the PICOT Question in the correct format using the template in the 3rd column of the Templates and Definitions for PICOT Questions table. (See the Stillwell, Fineout-Overholt, Melnyk, & Williamson , 2010 article. See the Templates and Definitions for PICOT Questions Table, p. 60). Think of the PICOT as the foreground question. Not all PICOT questions include time and time is included to show the end of the project measurement. Here is an example:In adults with nonspecific GI distress (P), how does a GI pain assessment team (I) compared with usual assessment (C) affect ER recidivism (O)during a 3-month period (T).
Follow the directions in the discussion area. All students are required to complete an initial post and respond to one other student’s posting. The focus of the PICOT discussion is to assess the content of the PICOT question (meets template format) and whether it fits the nursing situation. In addition, other helpful comments include providing key words, a reference, or information about guidelines/and standards of practice.
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You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
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The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.