Practicum Assignment: Clinical Application

The purpose of this assignment is for the student to gain practice in organizing and managing a practice guideline or procedure revision in the clinical setting that is evidence based as it relates to patient safety. Students must identify a problem or error in their current clinical setting as it relates to patient safety using the National Patient Safety Goals 2020 as a guide to choose the practice problem. Students must also use Lewin\’s Change Theory discussed in Chapter 8 to discuss implementation of your revision. https://www.jointcommission.org/-/media/tjc/documents/standards/national-patient-safety-goals/2020/simplified_2020-hap-npsgs-eff-july-final.pdf This project must be of significance to the employing agency and not be selected solely to meet the requirements of the course, and must be started and completed during this semester. Additionally, this assignment helps the student meet the practicum requirements for this course as specified in the syllabus and practicum policy and Course Measurable Learning Outcome #4 **Additionally, a score of 75% or better on this assignment helps the student meet the practicum requirements for this course as specified in the syllabus and practicum policy. Your practicum log will be submitted as a separate document. Clinical Application Assignment due October 11th by 11:59pm – (please note this due date is actually within Module 4 to allow you time to work on your assignment and accrue required practicum hours) Rubric GRADING CRITERIA for PRACTICUM ASSIGNMENT: CLINICAL APPLICATION PAPER The purpose of this assignment is for the student to gain practice in organizing and managing a practice guideline or procedure revision in the clinical setting that is evidence based as it relates to patient safety. Students must identify a problem or error in their current clinical setting as it relates to patient safety using the National Patient Safety Goals 2020 as a guide to choose the practice problem. Students must also use Lewin\’s Change Theory discussed in Chapter 8 to discuss implementation of your revision. https://www.jointcommission.org/-/media/tjc/documents/standards/national-patient-safety-goals/2020/simplified_2020-hap-npsgs-eff-july-final.pdf This project must be of significance to the employing agency and not be selected solely to meet the requirements of the course, and must be started and completed during this semester. Additionally, this assignment helps the student meet the practicum requirements for this course as specified in the syllabus and practicum policy and Course Measurable Learning Outcome #4: Explain the healthcare team’s accountability for quality outcomes in the delivery of healthcare services. Students will meet this outcome by: • Identifying a threat to patient safety. • Identify errors in current patient care delivery methods. • Discussing the elements found in an organization where a “Culture of Safety” is present by current and relevant literature review. • Identify opportunities identified by the IOM to improve patient safety. This is a 6-8 page paper (excluding title and reference page) in APA format using a minimum of 3 references from valid and current (less than 5 years) sources. **Formatting hint: I would use the bolded items below for the headings in the paper for good organization and ease of reading/grading. Item Percent Possible Percent earned Comments Title page is correct. The student introduces the topic. The first paragraph is inviting, previews the structure of the paper, and compels the reader to engage in the content of the paper. 10 The Problem or issue addressed is described in a concise statement. Clearly identifies the need and potential impact of the clinical project and threat to patient safety. Student must identify a problem or error in their current clinical setting as it relates to patient safety using the National Patient Safety Goals 2020 as a guide to choose the practice problem. https://www.jointcommission.org/-/media/tjc/documents/standards/national-patient-safety-goals/2020/simplified_2020-hap-npsgs-eff-july-final.pdf 10 Background & Literature Review: The scope and depth of the need for project is identified with a review of the literature (at least 3 nursing or healthcare articles published within the last five years) discussing the elements found in an organization where a “Culture of Safety” is present. 20 Project Plan includes the detailed plan as to how the project would be implemented. Describe how you came to the conclusion that this particular practice guideline or procedure needs to be changed. Identify opportunities described by the IOM to improve this problem with patient safety. Use Lewin’s Change Theory discussed in Chapter 8 to discuss implementation of you revision. 20 Method of Evaluation of the clinical project is clearly identified. How will the student measure the outcome of this improvement project? Example: Have the number of falls decreased since the practice guideline was changed? What objective data would be available to determine if the project is successful? 15 Conclusion summarizes and pulls together the main ideas of the paper, and reflects the intended outcome of the project 15 Professionally written. APA format followed for title page, margins, font, headings, subheadings, grammar, spelling, capitalization, paragraphs, punctuation, and syntax. Details are placed in a logical congruent order. References are from professional sources, reported accurately, and there are no direct quotes. APA format is followed for in text citations, and reference page. The paper is within the page limit (6-8 pages). 10 Total (deduction of 10 points for each day late) 100 *This course has a practicum component with expected practicum outcomes and requires 32 hours of practicum time to be successful. The student must achieve a total of 75% on each Practicum Assignment and submit a satisfactory practicum log in order to receive a passing course grade. A score below 75% on any of the practicum assignments will result in an additional assignment which will facilitate attaining practicum course measurable student learning outcomes. Inability to meet course measurable student learning outcomes will result in course failure.

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