HLT 362 Week 4 Quality Improvement Proposal Paper

Quality Improvement Proposal

Assessment Description

Identify a quality improvement opportunity in your organization or practice. In a 1,250-1,500 word paper, describe the problem or issue and propose a quality improvement initiative based on evidence-based practice. Apply “The Road to Evidence-Based Practice” process, illustrated in Chapter 4 of your textbook, to create your proposal.

HLT 362 Week 4 Quality Improvement Proposal Paper

Include the following:

  1. Provide an overview of the problem and the setting in which the problem or issue occurs.
  2. Explain why a quality improvement initiative is needed in this area and the expected outcome.
  3. Discuss how the results of previous research demonstrate support for the quality improvement initiative and its projected outcomes. Include a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources published within the last 5 years, not included in the Class Resources or textbook, that establish evidence in support of the quality improvement proposed.
  4. Discuss steps necessary to implement the quality improvement initiative. Provide evidence and rationale to support your answer.
  5. Explain how the quality improvement initiative will be evaluated to determine whether there was improvement.
  6. Support your explanation by identifying the variables, hypothesis test, and statistical test that you would need to prove that the quality improvement initiative succeeded.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Rubric Criteria

Problem or Issue in Practice or Organization

Problem or Issue in Practice or Organization

Overview of the problem and the setting in which the problem or issue occurs is described in detail.

Significance of Quality Improvement in Practice or Organization

Criteria Description

Significance of Quality Improvement in Practice or Organization

Explanation of why the quality improvement initiative is need is clearly discussed. The quality improvement initiative would help address the problem within the described setting presented. The expected outcome is thoroughly described. Overall, the explanation is clear and well supported.

Demonstration of Support From Previous Research

Criteria Description

Demonstration of Support From Previous Research

The use of research to demonstrate support for the quality improvement initiative and its projected outcomes is clearly presented. The research results strongly demonstrate support for the initiative and projected outcomes. The three peer-reviewed sources meet all assignment criteria and provide critical support for the initiative.

The use of research to demonstrate support for the quality improvement initiative and its projected outcomes is presented. The research results demonstrate support for the initiative and projected outcomes. The three peer-reviewed sources meet all assignment criteria.

Steps Necessary to Implement Quality Improvement Initiative

Criteria Description

Steps Necessary to Implement Quality Improvement Initiative

The steps necessary to implement the quality improvement initiative are thoroughly discussed. The implantation steps are well supported with evidence and rationale.

Evaluation of Quality Improvement

Criteria Description

Evaluation of Quality Improvement

An explanation for how the quality improvement initiative will be measured is presented in detail. The evaluation is appropriate to the quality improvement initiative. Evaluation proposed is well supported.

An explanation for how the quality improvement initiative will be measured is presented. The evaluation is appropriate to the quality improvement initiative.

Identification of Variables, Hypothesis Test, and Statistical Test

Criteria Description

Identification of Variables, Hypothesis Test, and Statistical Test

The variables, hypothesis, and statistical tests needed to prove the quality improvement succeeded are presented and accurate. The proposed elements will prove whether the quality improvement succeeded.

Thesis Development and Purpose

Criteria Description

Thesis Development and Purpose

Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.

Argument Logic and Construction

Criteria Description

Argument Logic and Construction

Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.

Mechanics of Writing 

Criteria Description

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

Paper Format 

Criteria Description

Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

Documentation of Sources

Criteria Description

Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)

Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.

RESOURCES

Is This Quality Improvement or Research?

Read “Is This Quality Improvement or Research?” by Merrill, from American Nurse Today (2015).

https://www.americannursetoday.com/quality-improvement-research/

Focusing on the Fundamentals: A Simplistic Differentiation Between Qualitative and Quantitative Research

Read “Focusing on the Fundamentals: A Simplistic Differentiation Between Qualitative and Quantitative Research,

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https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=129106232&site=eds-live&scope=site

Applied Statistics for Health Care

Read Chapter 4 in Applied Statistics for Health Care.

https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/grand-canyon-university/2018/applied-statistics-for-health-care_1e.php

Chapter 44: Tools and Strategies for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Read “Chapter 44: Tools and Strategies for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety,” by Hughes, from the online eBook, Pa

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK2682/

Differentiating Between Research and Quality Improvement

Read “Differentiating Between Research and Quality Improvement,” by Gregory, from Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nurs

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https://www.nursingcenter.com/pdfjournal?AID=3099809&an=00005237-201504000-00005&Journal_ID=54008&Issue_ID=3099787

Chapter 14: Regression

Review “Chapter 14: Regression,” and watch the associated videos by Lane, from Online Statistics Education: An Interactive Mu

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http://onlinestatbook.com/2/regression/regression.html

The Visual Learner: Statistics

Refer to the “Visual Learner: Statistics” to learn more about the statistical calculations presented in this topic.

http://lc.gcumedia.com/hlt362v/the-visual-learner/the-visual-learner-v2.1.html

HLT 362 Week 5 Article Analysis and Evaluation of Research Ethics

Assessment Description

Search the GCU Library and find one new health care article that uses quantitative research. Do not use an article from a previous assignment, or that appears in the topic Resources or textbook.

Complete an article analysis and ethics evaluation of the research using the “Article Analysis and Evaluation of Research Ethics” template. See Chapter 5 of your textbook as needed, for assistance.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Rubric Criteria

Article (Quantitative, APA Citation and Permalink)
Criteria Description

Article (Quantitative, APA Citation and Permalink)

The article presented is based on quantitative research.

Article Citation and Permalink
Criteria Description

Article Citation and Permalink

Article citation and permalink are presented. Article citation is accurately presented in APA format. Page numbers are accurate and used in all areas when citing information.

Broad Topic Area/Title
Criteria Description

Broad Topic Area/Title

Broad topic area and title are fully presented and accurate.

Problem Statement
Criteria Description

Problem Statement

Problem statement is accurate and clearly summarized.

Purpose Statement
Criteria Description

Purpose Statement

Purpose statement is accurate and clearly summarized.

Research Questions
Criteria Description

Research Questions

Research questions are presented and accurate.

Define Hypothesis (Or state the correct hypothesis based upon variables used.)
Criteria Description

Define Hypothesis (Or state the correct hypothesis based upon variables used.)

Hypothesis is accurate and clearly defined

Identify Variables and Type of Data for Variables
Criteria Description

Identify Variables and Type of Data for Variables

Variable type and data for variable are presented and accurate.

Population of Interest for Study
Criteria Description

Population of Interest for Study

Population of interest for the study is presented and accurate.

Sample
Criteria Description

Sample

Sample is presented and accurate. Page citation for sample information is provided.

Sampling Method
Criteria Description

Sampling Method

Sampling method is presented and accurate.

Identify Data Collection
Criteria Description

Identify Data Collection

How data were collected is fully identified and accurate.

Summary of Data Collection Approach
Criteria Description

Summary of Data Collection Approach

The means of data collection are thoroughly summarized and accurate. Page citation for sample information is provided.

Data Analysis
Criteria Description

Data Analysis

Data analysis is discussed. Types of statistical tests used for the variables are all indicated and accurate.

Summary Results of Study
Criteria Description

Summary Results of Study

The results of study are well summarized. The summary is accurate and clearly represents the results of the study.

Summary Assumptions and Limitations
Criteria Description

Summary Assumptions and Limitations

Assumptions and limitations from the article are identified and accurate. Potential assumptions and limitations not listed by the author are summarized. Strong rationale is provided to support summary.

Summary of Ethical Considerations
Criteria Description

Summary of Ethical Considerations

Ethical considerations related to sampling, collecting data, analyzing data, and publishing results are clearly summarized. The ethical considerations summarized are reasonable. Strong rationale and support are provided.

Mechanics of Writing
Criteria Description

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, and language use)

The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

RESSOURCES

Article Analysis and Evaluation of Research Ethics

Use the “Article Analysis and Evaluation of Research Ethics” template to complete the Article Analysis and Evaluation of Research

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HLT-362V-RS5-ArticleAnalysisEthicalEval-Template.docx

Excel for Windows Training

Review the “Excel for Windows Training” modules, located on the Microsoft Office website, and use them as resources for the Summa

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https://support.office.com/en-us/article/excel-for-windows-training-9bc05390-e94c-46af-a5b3-d7c22f6990bb

Challenges in Conducting Qualitative Research in Health: A Conceptual Paper

Read “Challenges in Conducting Qualitative Research in Health: A Conceptual Paper,” by Khankeh, Ranjbar, Khorasani-Zavareh, Zargh

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4700679/

National Cancer Institute Data

Use the “National Cancer Institute Data” Excel spreadsheet to complete the Summary and Descriptive Statistics assignment.

HLT-362V-RS5-NationalCancerInstitutedata.xlsx

Ethics in Medical Research and Publication

Read “Ethics in Medical Research and Publication,” by Masic, Hodzic, and Mulic, from International Journal of Preventative Me

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4192767/

Secondary Data Analysis: Ethical Issues and Challenges

Read “Secondary Data Analysis: Ethical Issues and Challenges,” by Tripathy, from Iranian Journal of Public Health (2013)

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4441947/

What Are the Major Ethical Issues in Conducting Research? Is There a Conflict Between the Research Ethics and the Nature of Nursing?

Read “What Are the Major Ethical Issues in Conducting Research? Is There a Conflict Between the Research Ethics and the Nature of Nur

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http://www.hsj.gr/medicine/what-are-the-major-ethical-issues-in-conducting-research-is-there-a-conflict-between-the-research-ethics-and-the-nature-of-nursing.php?aid=3485

Chapter 2. Health Databases and Health Database Organizations: Uses, Benefits, and Concerns

Read “Chapter 2. Health Databases and Health Database Organizations: Uses, Benefits, and Concerns,” by Donaldson and Lohr, from t

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK236556/

The Visual Learner: Statistics

Refer to the “Visual Learner: Statistics” to learn more about the statistical calculations presented in this topic.

http://lc.gcumedia.com/hlt362v/the-visual-learner/the-visual-learner-v2.1.html

Using Epidemiological Data to Guide Clinical Practice: Review of Studies on Cardiovascular Disease and Use of Combined Oral Contraceptives

Read “Using Epidemiological Data to Guide Clinical Practice: Review of Studies on Cardiovascular Disease and Use of Combined Oral Con

… Read More

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC28503/

Ethical Challenges of Researchers in Qualitative Studies: The Necessity to Develop a Specific Guideline

Read “Ethical Challenges of Researchers in Qualitative Studies: The Necessity to Develop a Specific Guideline,” by Sanjari, Bahra

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4263394/

Applied Statistics for Health Care

Read Chapter 5 in Applied Statistics for Health Care.

https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/grand-canyon-university/2018/applied-statistics-for-health-care_1e.php