Week 3 Assignment: Problem/PICOT/Evidence Search (PPE) Worksheet

Week 3 Assignment: Problem/PICOT/Evidence Search (PPE) Worksheet (graded)
Points 175 Submitting a file upload
Collaborative identification and interpretation of practice problems is a requirement of professional practice (AACN, 2008). Locating and summarizing findings using credible online databases is necessary for evidence-based nursing (AACN, 2008; QSEN, 2020). This assignment provides a learning activity for students to experience a practice-based scenario and apply a process worksheet designed to assist in the identification of an independent nursing problem or concern, develop a PICOT clinical question, and search for evidence using credible online databases/sources.

Course Outcomes
This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes.

CO 1: Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO 7)

CO 2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs 4 & 8)

CO 4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and significance related to evidence-based practice. (POs 4 & 8)

CO 5: Recognize the role of research findings in evidence-based practice. (POs 7 & 8)

Due Date
Submit the completed PPE Worksheet by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 3.

This assignment is worth 175 points.

Read over each of the following directions.
You must read the Assignment Practice Scenario below before completing the PPE Worksheet.
Download and use the required PPE Worksheet (Links to an external site.).
Review the information provided in our library of how to search for journal articles here (Links to an external site.).
Review the information provided in our library on how to locate and copy a journal permalink (Links to an external site.).
You are required to complete the worksheet using the productivity tools required by Chamberlain University, which is Microsoft Office Word 2013 (or later version), or Windows and Office 2011 (or later version) for MAC. You must save the file in the “.docx” format. Do NOT save as Word Pad. A later version of the productivity tool includes Office 365, which is available to Chamberlain students for FREE by downloading from the student portal at http://my.chamberlain.edu (Links to an external site.). Click on the envelope at the top of the page.
Complete each section of the Problem/PICOT/Evidence (PPE) Worksheet. For the Clinical PICOT Question, use the NR439 Guide for writing PICOT Questions and Examples (Links to an external site.). Use one of the templates/guides to writing your Clinical PICOT Question using all of the PICOT elements. Be sure to include the PICOT letters in your question.
Be sure to use the rubric to make certain you are meeting all grading criteria of the PPE Worksheet.
Submit the completed PPE Worksheet on the Week 3 Assignment page.
Students, A short tutorial with tips for completing the Week 3 Problem/PICOT/Evidence Search (PPE) worksheet assignment may be viewed here.

Explanation: How to do the assignment: Hi students, this is Dr. Susan Thomas course leader for NR439. I would like to welcome you to a short tutorial to assist you in completing your Week 3 Problem/PICOT/Evidence Search Worksheet assignment. The purpose for completing the PPE is for you to identify an independent nursing problem and apply a process worksheet to help you develop a clinical question, and search for evidence using a credible online database. According to AACN, collaborative identification and interpretation of practice problems is a requirement of professional nursing practice. Locating and summarizing literature is necessary for evidence-based nursing practice as outlined in both AACN and QSEN. The assignment directions and rubric are located under the Week 3 module. It is essential that you read over the directions as these have key instructions and helpful hints to complete the required worksheet. I encourage you to read the directions first and then download your required worksheet located here, read over the practice base scenario and your grading rubric which is located underneath the practice base scenario. Be sure again that you’re using your grading rubric to complete the required worksheet. Your instructor will use a grading rubric to evaluate each of the criteria you will be completing. Please be sure that you complete the assignment using that first column to ensure you capture all available points for that criteria. Before you begin completing the worksheet, you must be sure that you read over the assignment practice scenario. This scenario mimics something that could be experienced in clinical nursing practice. It includes you being assigned to a Nursing Evidence-based Committee, and as a committee member, you are required to complete the PPE worksheet. After reading the assignment practice scenario, you are to select one of the key nursing independent practice issues from this list of familiar, quality, and safety clinical problems. Again, you are to choose only one problem area. There are several links in your directions for this assignment. The PPE worksheet is required, and you must complete the PPE worksheet that is available here. You can download from this link. Please make sure that you use the current worksheet for this session you are taking the course. You also have some helpful sources from the library located here. You also have your NR439 guide for writing PICOT questions and examples that you need to use to help you be successful in writing a PICOT question. If you are interested in practicing writing PICOT questions, please be sure that you visit your Week 2 lesson area and scroll down to the practice case studies designed to assist you with practicing, creating, and writing PICOT formatted clinical questions. Here is an example of a completed PPE worksheet. The following is an example only you will notice that I’ve chosen a problem that is not one of the practice problems, as this is an illustration only. You must use your grading rubric to ensure you’re meeting all elements of the required assignment. I have chosen a clinical nursing problem of smoking, and you will notice that I have done some preliminary search of evidence on this problem. In doing so, I came across this study by Panpakdee, indicating a nursing model as an intervention that demonstrated an impact on reducing patient smoking. I have summarized why I believe this problem is important and supported with the evidence I located, and I summarized why I chose the problem. The next criteria are the clinical nursing PICOT question, and I used the NR439 guide for writing PICOT questions and examples to create my question. From that question, you can copy and paste the PICOT elements into the defined PICOT elements criteria. For the evidence retrieval process and summary, you need to complete the list of criteria. It includes using only the CCN library, and I located nursing evidence related to my problem, and I explained why I believe the evidence is nursing related and why I chose the evidence. I also provided a complete APA reference which includes the authors, the year, the title of the evidence, and the name of the resource that it came from. This study was completed within the last 10 years, and I also provided the permalink. Remember, the directions for providing a permalink are found in your guidelines located here. Next, you will see I summarized the study by discussing what I learned and why I believe the Nursing Evidence-based Practice Committee should focus their next research project on this problem I chose. The next element is the evidence search terms, which require you to select key terms you used when searching for evidence. You will see the terms that I used are indicated here. I want to encourage you to use the terms nursing interventions in your problem. Doing so will bring up evidence related to your subject. Here you will see an example of some studies and evidence that came up in the library when I use the word nursing interventions and smoking. Finally, you want to select four or more key pieces of evidence or strategies you used. I want to point out that I did provide the resources that I used in completing this assignment. This is not required but highly encouraged as we are learning, we need to support our thinking and discussions with evidence. The PPE worksheet assignment is worth 175 points. I want to point out that you need to use scholarly writing, spelling, grammar, and complete sentences. Be sure you are using mostly your own words to answer the questions, and use in-text APA citations for any paraphrased sentences. You will find APA resources as well as writing assistance in your resource tab. Have fun completing this extremely valuable learning activity. This activity is a great way to help you support your knowledge on how to utilize research and evidence-based practice such as a BSN. As always, please contact your NR439 instructor with any questions.

Chamberlain library link: https://library.chamberlain.edu/c.php?g=92690