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HLT 362 Week 4 Quality Improvement Proposal Paper

HLT 362 Week 4 Quality Improvement Proposal Paper

HLT 362 Week 4 Quality Improvement Proposal Paper

Quality Improvement Proposal

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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.

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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 – HLT 362 Week 4 Quality Improvement Proposal Paper

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.

REFERENCES MUST BE BETWEEN 2018-2022

 

RESSOURCES

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

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