For this assessment, you may take one of two approaches:
- The first is to build upon the clinical issue that was the focus of your Change Strategy and Implementation assessment, and turn it into a full, organization- or community-wide quality improvement initiative.
- The second is to identify a new issue related to a biopsychosocial (BPS) clinical issue, or a clinical issue related to one of the items from the list of conditions, diseases, and disorders presented in the Resources section for the Concept Map assessment. The focus should be on a community rather than on a specific patient or health care setting.
As a master’s level nurse, your specific focus is on reviewing the implications of the data relevant to the clinical issue you are trying to address. Once you research this, review the aggregate data, and understand the BPS considerations relevant to the clinical issue, you can suggest strategies for improving the quality, equitability, and safety of care around the issue. You should act as an advocate for the value and need to pursue quality improvements to leadership and executives, as well as be able to present potential projects to a wide range of colleagues and community stakeholders.
Create an abstract and a poster for a presentation to executive-level leadership of the organization, to the community, or to your colleagues that will sell them on your quality improvement plan.
- Your abstract should be 100–250 words.
- It should summarize the key information in your poster.
- Do not put your abstract on your poster itself; submit it as a separate document. Or, if you are using PowerPoint to help create your poster, create a new slide that is clearly labeled as your abstract.
- Your poster should include the following sections:
- Quality Improvement Methods.
- Evidence Supporting QI Methods.
- Change Strategy Foundation.
- Interprofessional Team Benefits.
- Overall Project Benefits.
- There are templates in PowerPoint or on the Internet that can help you get a start designing your poster.
The bullet points below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Be sure that your presentation addresses all of them. You may also want to read the Quality Improvement Presentation Poster scoring guide and the Guiding Questions: Quality Improvement Presentation Poster document to better understand how each grading criterion will be assessed.
- Propose quality improvement methods to promote continuous improvement related to a specific biopsychosocial consideration.
- Evaluate specific evidence that supports the quality improvement methods proposed.
- Explain how the project is grounded in successful change strategies.
- Analyze the way in which interprofessional teamwork will improve the effectiveness or efficiency of the quality improvement project.
- Communicate quality improvement considerations to relevant stakeholders in a way that is clear, concise, and compelling for the audience.
- Integrate relevant sources to support assertions, correctly formatting citations and references using current APA style.
Example Assessment: You may use the following to give you an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating on the scoring guide would look like:
- Length of submission:
- Abstract: 100–250 words. Your abstract should be succinct and precise.
- Poster: Make sure your poster fits entirely onto a single poster template page (or slide) and contains all of the sections described in the assessment instructions.
- Number of references: Cite a minimum of 5–7 sources of scholarly or professional evidence that support your considerations and plans. Resources should be no more than five years old.
- APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style.
The resources provided here are optional. You may use other resources of your choice to prepare for this assessment; however, you will need to ensure that they are appropriate, credible, and valid. The MSN-FP6021 – Biopsychosocial Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice I Library Guide can help direct your research, and the Supplemental Resources and Research Resources, both linked from the left navigation menu in your courseroom, provide additional resources to help support you.
- House, M., Stephens, K. P., Whiteman, K., Swanson-Biearman, B., & Printz, M. (2016). Cardiac medicine 30-day readmission reduction strategies: Do improved discharge transitions decrease readmissions? Medsurg Nursing, 25(4), 251–254.
- Rajasekhar, P. T., Rees, C. J., Nixon, C., East, J. E., & Brown, S. (2016). Factors influencing change in clinical practice: A qualitative evaluation of the implementation of the quality improvement in colonoscopy study. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 29(1), 5–15.
Audience and Engagement
- Moore, S., & Stichler, J. F. (2015). Engaging clinical nurses in quality improvement projects. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 46(10), 470–476.
- de Carvalho, C. G., & Magalhães, S. R. (2013). Who cares for the caregiver: Key factors that affect the health of nursing professionals, a biopsychosocial view. Revista de Pesquisa, Cuidado é Fundamental Online, 5(3), 122–131.
- Williams, L., Rycroft-Malone, J., & Burton, C. R. (2016). Implementing best practice in infection prevention and control. A realist evaluation of the role of intermediaries. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 60, 156–167.
- Dike, S. N., Johnston, P. A., Ogunmakin, T. D., Pokluda, M. D., Shank, L. A., Yates, J. L., . . . Payne, L. (2014).Implementing a standardized home chemotherapy spill kit: A nurse-led interprofessional approach to best practice. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 18(6), 650–653.
Quality Improvement and Best Practices
- Ishii, L. E. (2013). Closing the clinical gap: Translating best practice knowledge to performance with guidelines implementation. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 148(6), 898-901.
- Taylor, J. (2016). Continuous improvement in clinical care. British Journal of Nursing, 25(18), S41.
- Woodhouse, L. D., Toal, R., Nguyen, T., Keene, D., Gunn, L., Kellum, A., . . . Livingood, W. C. (2013). A merged model of quality improvement and evaluation: Maximizing return on investment. Health Promotion Practice, 14(6),885–892.